New Orleans Jesters announce two overage players for new NPSL pilot U-19 team
New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans Jesters have announced the first two overage players that will be rostered for the new NPSL pilot U-19 team. Head Coach Igor Siskov has selected Mason Morise and Chase Rushing to join the squad; both are former NCAA D1 players and are all also currently members of the NPSL New Orleans Jesters roster.
The gameday roster rules for the NPSL pilot U-19 league allow each coach to select three overage players in addition to the U-17, U-18, and U-19 players that make up the remainder of the team.
“Coach Siskov has picked two very good players to add to his team roster,” said New Orleans Jesters Director of Soccer, Kenny Farrell. “Both of them have played at a high level and their knowledge and technical abilities will be a guide and example for the younger players on the squad.”
Forward Mason Morise played his college soccer at the University of Memphis and was twice named to the American Athletic Conference All Academic team. Morise is a New Orleans native and attended Northlake Christian School.
Chase Rushing played four years at University of Alabama Birmingham and was named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll three of the years he played. A native of New Orleans, Rushing attended Jesuit High School and was a member of the LHSAA Division 1 State Championship-winning team in 2013.
Both Morise and Rushing are also current coaches with the New Orleans Jesters Youth Academy.
The NPSL U-19 Pilot-League
The U-19 Pilot League will be governed by the National Premier Soccer League and is affiliated with the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). The participating teams for the inaugural season are AFC Mobile, New Orleans Jesters, Southern States Soccer, Pensacola FC, and Port City FC.
The league will run from September through November. Each team will play a total of eight games, four home and four away. More information, including the full match schedule, will be released on NPSL.com in the coming weeks. A spring season is also being planned.