Robbie McLarney Signs with Waterford United Football Club

HAMDEN, Conn. – Former Quinnipiac men's soccer midfielder Robbie McLarney (Londonderry, N.H.) recently signed to play professionally with Waterford United F.C. in the First Division of the League of Ireland. McLarney made his debut this past weekend playing 70 minutes against English Premier League Side Crystal Palace F.C. The Blues are currently in third place in their division, five points behind the league-leader, Athlone Town.

After a three year stint with BIG EAST power, Rutgers University, McLarney transferred to Quinnipiac for his final year of eligibility and made an immediate impact on the program. McLarney was named to the All-North Atlantic Third Team, the All-Northeast Conference Second Team, and selected Quinnipiac's Men's Soccer Player of the Year after helping lead the Bobcats to their first NEC Regular Season Championship in program history. McLarney led the NEC with seven assists on the season, which ranks him in a tie for ninth place on the Bobcats' all-time list.

Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Single-Season Assists (All-Time)

Rk. Player, Year Assists
1. Bill Fuchs, 1965 13
Sal Gionfriddo, 1964 13
3. Bill Fuchs, 1966  9
Bill Fuchs, 1964  9
5. Everson Maciel, 2000 8
Todd Plourde, 1991  8
Chris Jones, 1984 8
Andy Czekalski, 1963 8
9. Robbie McLarney, 2012 7
Frank D'Andrea, 1997 7
Kevin Fuller, 1995 7
John Hay, 1993 7
Todd Plourde, 1992 7
Stan Latkowski, 1984 7
Ron Ayers, 1966 7

The League of Ireland is the national association football league of the Republic of Ireland. Founded in 1921, as a league of eight clubs, it has expanded into a two-tiered league of 20 clubs. The league was governed by its members, the clubs, when it entered into a five-year merger with the Football Association of Ireland. There are currently two divisions: the Premier Division and the First Division.

Quinnipiac opens its 2013 campaign on Friday, Aug. 30 at Providence College. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. at Glay Field in Providence, R.I.

Student-Athletes, parents and fans can download the 2013-14 QU Athletics schedules to your laptop and mobile devices for free by clicking in the iCalendar link at the bottom of each sport's homepage or the master schedule page. Fans can also follow Quinnipiac Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@QUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates.