Islanders Kick Off 2017 Preseason Against Lehigh University

Harrisburg, PA (February 24, 2017) – The Harrisburg City Islanders are kicking off their 2017 preseason slate on Sunday, February 26 at 12 p.m. with a trip to Ulrich Sports Complex to face Lehigh University.

Local players on the Lehigh roster include three players from Conestoga Area High School: Will Smith (goalkeeper), David Zipkin (midfield), and Danny Gonzalez. Other local players include Doyle Tuvesson (Unionville High School) and Justin Worley (Muhlenberg High School).

This year’s match-up continues an annual preseason meeting between the Islanders and Mountain Hawks. Last season, the Islanders suffered a 2-0 loss at Ulrich Sports Complex.

Islanders to look out for in the match are newly signed Lee Nishanian and returning players such as Aaron Wheeler and Paul Wilson. Harrisburg’s team will also feature various trialists who are attempting to make the final roster for the 2017 season.

After their match in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the Islanders will travel to Capelli Sports Complex in New Jersey to face Long Island University on Friday, March 4.

The Harrisburg City Islanders’ 2017 season home opener kicks off on April 15th at 7 p.m. Season tickets are currently available at or by calling the front office at 717.441.GOAL (4625). Single game tickets will be announced at a later date.


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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