Chris Hill Signs with Harrisburg City Islanders in 2017

The New Jersey Defender Returns to Harrisburg for a Second Season

Harrisburg, PA (February 24, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders today announced the signing of defender Chris Hill, pending League and Federation approval.  The defender returns to Central Pennsylvania after making his United Soccer League (USL) debut with the Harrisburg franchise last season. Prior to entering the USL, Hill played two seasons at Villanova University, finishing his collegiate soccer career with 3 goals and 5 assists.

Hill’s first season with the Harrisburg City Islanders was a year of transition; although he signed with the professional club, he was still enrolled at Villanova. As a result, the young defender only played two games in 2016.

In the off-season, Hill spent some time overseas training in Italy and Germany and looks forward to playing a larger role in 2017 for the Harrisburg City Islanders.

“I’m really pumped to be back with the club this year and looking forward to making a bigger impact than I was able to last season. I found some good form at the end of the season and I am determined to reestablish that form this year, help the team get to the playoffs, and raise the USL trophy again.  This will be a new year, a new team, and I’m looking forward to it,” states Hill.

Bill Becher is eager to see Hill’s development and performance this season.

“Chris Hill was a young player who practiced and trained really hard everyday.  Hopefully he can continue to grow and build on his first season with us.”

Chris Hill rejoins the Harrisburg City Islanders as a defender alongside Shawn McLaws, Jaime Thomas, and Lee Nishanian.

Chris Hill:

Position: Defense

Height: 6’2

Age: 22

Birthplace: Farmingdale, New Jersey

The 2017 Harrisburg City Islanders roster is as follows:

Paul Wilson (Midfield)

Mohoumed Dabo (Midfield)

Danny DiPrima (Midfield)

Cardel Benbow (Forward)

Shawn McLaws (Defense)

James Thomas (Defense)

Aaron Wheeler (Forward)

Lee Nishanian (Defense)

Chris Hill (Defense)


The Harrisburg City Islanders are entering their 14th Season in Central Pennsylvania as a professional soccer team in the United Soccer League. The league represents the highest level of competition in the United States and Canada outside of Major League Soccer (MLS). In addition to the professional squad, the Harrisburg City Islanders Academy fields youth teams for boys and girls ages 9-23. The City Islanders Academy is dedicated to player development in Central, Pennsylvania. The premier level Academy teams participate in the nationally recognized Super Y-League. For more information about the Harrisburg City Islanders please visit or call 717.441.GOAL (4625).


Madeline Williams

Harrisburg City Islanders

Communications and Marketing Manager

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