May 2, 2012
THREE MORE SIGNED
NY Fury signs Lenczyk, Roccaro, Yokers
The New York Fury have added three more players to their roster, signing Megan Lenczyk, Cari Roccaro and Kim Yokers.
Lenczyk joins the Fury after spending the last season in Women's Professional Soccer with the Atlanta Beat. Roccaro, a native of East Islip, joins the Fury after coming through the youth ranks of the Albertson Fury and playing the last three years with the Long Island Fury. Yokers is a native of Seattle, Wash, and spent time in the WPS with FC Gold Pride.
A native of McLean, Va., Lenczyk finished her career at the University of Virginia tied for third in school history in career goals (36), as well as for sixth in both career points (85) and career game-winning goals (12). She was the 14th overall pick in the WPS draft in 2011 and played in nine games for the Beat, scoring two goals. She was a second team All-ACC selection in both 2008 and 2010.
"Meg is a bright, technical forward who knows how to finish," said NY Fury head coach Paul Riley. "Great eye for a goal and a strong professional body that makes her a handful for most defenses. She was another player we had signed in Philly prior to WPS suspension and I'm excited to work with her in NY. She will be a huge plus to our striking contingent. "
Roccaro, a defender, has been a part of the U.S. U-15, U-17 and U-18 National Teams, and played in the Under-17 World Cup qualifiers in March 2010, scoring her first international goal against Haiti. She made her WPSL debut with the Long Island Fury in 2009.
"Cari is the latest in a long line of top players produced by our youth club Albertson Fury," said Riley. "She joins Allie Long, Tina DiMartino, Michelle Betos, Jasmine Spencer, Brittany Taylor as Albertson alumni playing for NY Fury.
"Cari is a marvelous all-around player with pace, production, skill and undeniable physical qualities. She is Notre Dame bound and the experience she will get with many of these top female players will last a lifetime. She is a thoroughbred and with the U20 World Cup ahead of her she will be in for a busy summer."
Yokers played nine games for Gold Pride after a four-year career at the University of California. She has also played in the WPSL with the California Storm.
"Kim is a savvy veteran with vision, skill and a brilliant final ball. She will be an integral part of a deep and talented midfield unit that has WPS experience throughout."