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LI Fury are delighted to announce the signing of WPS star and former USWNT player Tina DiMartino (Albertson Express).

Photo by Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue ImagesLI Fury are delighted to announce the signing of WPS star and former USWNT player Tina DiMartino (Albertson Express). After a stellar college career at UCLA Tina played professionally for Goldpride and then Philadelphia Independence under LI Fury coach Paul Riley, where they went onto back to back finals in WPS:

"Tina is a real footballer , silky feet, brilliant soccer brain, and technical/tactical awareness which has been a hallmark of her great career. She will be an important leader and role model on our young team". Said Riley.

Sister Rosie DiMartino ( Albertson Fury Elite), will be a major part of our team and now becomes the fourth DiMartino to play for LI Fury. She is headed to Boston College in Fall of 2013:

"Rosie is the last member of the soccer Royal family of Long Island. She has many of the same traits of sisters Tina, Vicky, and Gina. Smart, super skills, soft feet, great left peg and a nose for the goal," Commented Head Coach Paul Riley.

Christina Klaum (Albertson Fury 95) headed to Providence in Fall 2014 and Long Island High School Player of the Year will be a key player in the midfield:

"Chrissy is a well oiled machine: can tackle, pass, beat players and reads the game superbly well," said Riley.

Other additions in midfield include:
Mer Speck (Albertson Fury 92), now a junior at Yale University and recent member of U20 USA National team, plus Lia Belizzi (Albertson Fury 92), a junior at Providence College, Bri Hernandez (Albertson Fury 96) and Syracuse senior Rachel Blum (Albertson Fury 91) round out a deep midfield group.

Defenders include Jess Lucas (Albertson Fury Elite), who will be attending Dartmouth College in fall of 2013. Michelle Iannachio (Albertson Fury 91) senior at St Johns University, Reilly Lucas (Albertson Fury 96), Caroline DeBonis (Albertson Fury 96), and Loyola sophomore Rosie Hayes (Albertson Fury 95):
"back line is stacked full of raw talent and is a terrific mix of experience and youth." said Riley
"to blend all these generations of Fury standouts will be a lot of fun. The team will be energetic, exciting to watch and hopefully extremely competitive. "

LI Fury will open up their season on June 2nd vs FC Bucks at NY Tech, Old Westbury, at 5pm. Tickets for adults are $5, FREE for children. Come support your hometown, homegrown team!

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