FARMINGTON, Conn. – The Connecticut Fusion has announced the addition of four players, the United Women’s Soccer club said.
Defenders Jewel Robinson, Liana Hinds and Rachel Marchini and goalkeeper Meghan Dalton are set to join the team for the team’s inaugural season in East Conference.
“We’re excited to sign Hinds, Dalton, Robinson and Marchini,” head coach Tom D’Agostino said. “They bring diverse backgrounds in terms of playing experience. Younger and older players working together present excellent opportunities for growth as a team.”
Robinson is a former team captain at Central Connecticut State University. The Farmington, Conn. native is expected to bring senior playing experience to the back line.
Dalton appeared in all 18 games for Bryant College during her freshman season last fall. A native of West Hartford, Conn., Dalton achieved was named Northeast Conference defensive player of the week and led the Bulldogs with 820 minutes in the regular season.
Hinds showcased several successful seasons for the University of Connecticut as a defender and forward. In her senior year, Liana played in all 23 games and helped UConn reach the third round of the NCAA Division I women’s tournament. She also brings national team experience through her time playing with the Trinidad & Tobago women’s national team.
Marchini signed as the first FSA FC homegrown player. The Waterford, Conn. native and Montville High School graduate is a freshman left back at UConn and played for FSA FC in the ECNL. She is the first of what the team hopes will be many local players who have come through FSA to reach the senior level with the Fusion.
The Fusion will open at home (Farmington Sports Arena) May 11 against the New England Mutiny.