Each week, Todd Civin will present a different member of the Boston Breakers soccer team as part of his "Meet The Boston Breakers" series.
The first soccer All-American at Hofstra and women's league Defender of the Year in 2008, Sue Weber, was drafted in the third round (18th overall) by the Breakers in the WPS General Draft.
After becoming a member of the U-17 National Team and a National Pool player from 2000 to 2003, Weber joined the Long Island Rough Riders in 2008, picking up All-Star honors in addition to her D of the Year award.
She helped to anchor a defense that tied for fourth in the women's league and allowed only seven goals in 14 games in arguably the league’s most competitive division in the league.
Weber, a physical education major at Hofstra, also led Rough Riders in minutes played. She led the Long Island Fury to the 2006 Women’s Premier Soccer League to a national championship and assisted on the game-winning goal in the title game.
She was named to the All-WPSL First Team in 2007 after helping the Fury to a 9-2-2 record.
Weber started her college career at Georgia, where she started every game her freshman year and was named to the SEC All-Rookie team. She transferred back to her Long Island, NY home and became a two-time All-American at Hofstra in 2005 and 2007.
She led the Pride of Hofstra to their first two NCAA tournament appearances and a school record 18 wins in 2007. While at Hofstra, Weber was a three-time CAA Defensive Player of the Year and two-time CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
In 2007, she was named as the CAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and First-Team Academic All-American. She did not miss a single minute of play throughout her college career at both Hofstra and Georgia.
While attending Islip High School on Long Island, Weber lettered in soccer, basketball, and track and was named to the McDonald's All-America team and was one of Soccer Buzz’ Top 50 Recruits. She was also named a NSCAA/Adidas High School All-American as a senior.
She captained the Massapequa Spirit club team to two state championships and was the Eastern New York State Olympic Development Program team captain.
To date, Weber has played in all seven of the Breakers games, starting six, while amassing 549 total minutes played.
Todd Civin is a freelance writer, who covers the Boston Breakers of the WPS for the Bleacher Report. Feel free to comment or write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org with any story leads.