Long Island Rough Riders (UWS)

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Long Island Rough Riders
Full name Long Island Rough Riders
Nickname(s) Lady Riders
Founded 1995
Stadium Cy Donnelly Stadium
Chairman Peter Zaratin
Manager John Fitzgerald
League United Women's Soccer

Long Island Rough Riders, also known as Long Island Lady Riders, is an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2003. The team is a member of United Women's Soccer, the second tier of women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. The team plays in the Eastern Division against the Lancaster Inferno, Laval Comets, New England Mutiny, New Jersey Copa FC, New York Magic, North Jersey Valkyries, and the Quebec Dynamo ARSQ. The Rough Riders were an original member of the W-League and played in all 21 seasons.

The team plays its home games at Cy Donnelly Stadium on the campus of St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, New York. The club's colors are blue and white.

The team is a sister organization of the men's Long Island Rough Riders team, which plays in the Premier Development League.


Current Roster 2011[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 United States MF Domenica Hodak
3 United States MF Nicole Choffel
4 United States MF Rebecca Kaplan
5 United States FW Laura Greene
6 United States DF Dianna Marinaro
7 United States DF Kim DeCesare
8 United States FW Amanda Ferranti
9 United States FW Kerri McCabe
10 United States DF Sade Ayinde
11 United States FW Brooke DeRosa
12 United States GK Danielle Ippolito
13 United States DF Danielle Murino
14 United States MF Amanda Epstein
No. Position Player
15 United States DF Gabrielle Charno
16 United States MF Kaila Sciascia
17 United States DF Ariana Aston
18 United States MF Kristen Habenicht
19 United States DF Molly Bruh
20 United States DF Susan Weber
21 Egypt FW Salma Tarik
22 United States GK Krista Thorn
23 United States DF Ashley Rape
24 United States MF Meghan McCarty
26 United States DF Patrice Casimir
32 United States GK Kristin Russell


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs
1995 USL W-League 1st, Eastern Champions
1996 USL W-League 2nd, Eastern Did not qualify
1997 USL W-League 1st, Eastern Champions
1998 USL W-League W-1 3rd, Northern Conference Final
1999 USL W-League W-1 2nd, Northern Divisional Playoffs
2000 USL W-League W-1 2nd, Northeast Did not qualify
2001 USL W-League W-1 1st, Northern Conference Finals
2002 USL W-League 1st, Northeast Conference Finals
2003 USL W-League 2nd, Northeast Divisional Finals
2004 USL W-League 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2005 USL W-League 3rd, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2006 USL W-League 4th, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2007 USL W-League 6th, Northeast Did not qualify
2008 USL W-League 2nd, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2009 USL W-League 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
2010 USL W-League 4th, Northeast Did not qualify
2011 USL W-League 1st, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2012 USL W-League 1st, Northeast Conference Semifinals
2013 USL W-League 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify
2014 USL W-League 5th, Northeast Did not qualify
2015 USL W-League 3rd, Northeast Did not qualify



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