She was the first Hofstra women’s soccer player to earn All-American honors and now Sue Weber-Alber will be inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame.
Weber-Alber, an Islip native, will be among six inductees to be honored by Hofstra in a ceremony scheduled for June 17 at the Huntington Crescent Club. She will be joined by Larry Bloom, former director of sports facilities; football player Trevor Dimmie; volleyball player Shellane Ogoshi; former men’s basketball coach Jay Wright; and the 1960 baseball team.
After transferring from the Unversity of Georgia following her freshman season, Weber-Alber would become a standout player for head coach Simon Riddiough. She helped lead Hofstra to Colonial Athletic Association Championships and NCAA Tournament berths in 2005 and 2007.
In 2005, she earned the program’s first National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now United Soccer Coaches) All-American honors. She would receive the honor a second time in 2007.
A graduate of Islip High School, Weber-Alber was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year in each of her three seasons at Hofstra and was the CAA Championship Most Outstanding Player in 2005 and 2007. She helped the Pride to a then school-record 18 wins as a senior that included the Pride’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win.
Her No. 20 jersey was retired in 2008.
With this class, the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame will include 104 individuals and eight teams.