Fisher to Partner with Rochester Pro Soccer Club
The Sport Management Department at St. John Fisher College is engaging in a strategic partnership with Rochester Pro Soccer Club LLC.
Earlier this month, Rochester Pro Soccer, which operates under an ownership group led by David Weaver, CEO and founder of Aphex BioCleanse Systems Inc., announced that it applied to join the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA).
“As a 30-year New York State emeritus soccer referee and former youth soccer administrator, I am extremely excited to return professional soccer to Rochester,” said Weaver. “Our club plans to be inclusive within the local vibrant soccer landscape, as well as supportive of our community as a whole.”
Through Fisher’s partnership with the club, Dr. Todd Harrison, associate professor and chair of the Sport Management Department, will provide faculty expertise and a variety of other support for the organization.
“We are always looking for outlets to engage our students with experiential opportunities and provide real-life connections that enrich our courses by expanding our faculty knowledge,” Harrison said. “Rochester has proven it will passionately support its clubs and soccer’s expansion in the country’s sport landscape made this partnership very attractive.”