2018 Roster Updates
Harnessing size and seniority, LUFC committed a pair of 6’4″ center backs, Jamie Leddy and Sam Buzzas for the 2018 roster.
Jamie Leddy – A senior center back from Fairleigh Dickinson University joins LUFC. Leddy appeared in 15 matches and made 11 starts in his first season with the Knights. He logged 1,053 minutes with 20 shots, 10 on goal and one assist. Prior to his time with the knights, Leddy played two seasons at Sussex Community College where he was named 1st Team NJCAA and NSCAA All-American in 2015, Defensive Player of the Year for both 2014 and 2015 and academically named 1st team NJCAA All-Region in 2014. He is originally from Bateman’s Bay, Australia. “I feel honored to be apart of this amazing organization and hope to prove myself this upcoming season and continue on my #path2pro”, says Leddy.
“Jamie is a strong, vocal leader in the back, and he will give us a massive physical presence at center back. He’s played 30 games at the D1 level, he’s a proven competitor and I think he will fit it quite well with this group. In addition, I think he will be a tremendous asset in the locker room, he will fit our team spirit and culture well. “, says coach John Galas.
Sam Buzzas – A Bend, OR native comes back to his home state to play for his second season with LUFC from Xavier. Buzzas, just finished his freshman season and charted enormous numbers. Buzzas started all 20 matches for XU, playing a part in six team shutouts. He was second on the team in minutes charting 1,864 minutes and topped it off with two goals from the backline. Buzzas is a Portland Timbers Academy alum. His competing is still pending league approval.
“Delighted to welcome Sam back for another season with Lane United. He had a tremendous fall campaign with Xavier logging over 1800 minutes and starting all 20 matches. It has been great to see him mature as a player, and we look forward to welcoming him back. At 6’4 he, much like Leddy is an imposing center half, and he will certainly help us this season.” – John Galas