2018 New York Empire
#1 Noriaki To
“I am so honored to be given the opportunity to be a part of the 2018 New York Empire squad as the youngest player on the team. New and exciting things are happening with the Empire and I am excited for my first pro season under Coach Murray.”
#2 Shashank Alladi
"I couldn't be more excited for the upcoming Empire season, the guys on the team are great , the management is even better. I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a role model to those following the Empire this season and for the team to have a lot of success this year and compete in championship weekend!"
#3 Elliot Lee
"I am both humbled and excited to play with the 2018 Empire under Coach Eileen Murray and look forward to a very productive season."
"I feel like we left a lot on the table last year. We had a great roster, it just didn't all come together for us week to week. With some minor changes and more consistency this year, I am very optimistic that we can reach more of our potential as a team."
#7 Benjamin Sokolowsky
#8 TJ Stanton
"I am humbled and blessed to be playing for the Empire in this 2018 season. I look forward to playing with some of the best players in the world, guided by one of the best coaches in the world in my first professional season. Also, super pumped to sky Ben Jagt and layout block Marques at practice."
"I am thankful for the opportunity to lace up for the New York Empire this season. Hard work throughout the offseason and a determined front office will make this a season to remember. I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running with my team in 2018!"
"I'm happy to pass the head coaching duties off to Eileen Murray this season and make a return to the field. She is an exceptional coach and I'm very excited to see what we can accomplish as a team."
#15 Alexander Isik
"I'm unbelievably excited for the opportunity to play for Coach Murray and the 2018 Empire. I'm looking to make the most of my first year in the AUDL and can't wait to get the season underway."
“I’m excited to get back on the field with my teammates and work to get the Empire back in the playoffs in 2018.”
"The franchise is making major strides both on and off the field and I am proud to be a member of the 2018 Team. I love being a part of the Empire and am focused on bringing the best version of myself onto the field. I cannot wait to line up with my teammates and Coach Murray on Opening Day."
#18 Peter Kalmakis
"I am very excited to be reunited with Coach Murray for the 2018 Empire Season. The whole organization, top to bottom, has brought a renewed focus to returning the Empire to its winning ways. This season is going to be a whole lot of fun."
"I'm humbled and excited to suit up again for the Empire in 2018. Looking forward to playing with the best NY can offer and being coached by Eileen Murray. 2018 will be a great year for the NY Empire."
#23 Ryan Holmes
“I’m honored to be a part of this Empire squad. I am proud of everything Empire stands and works for off the field. With Eileen Murray at the helm and a collection of remarkably talented teammates, I’m incredibly optimistic and excited to contribute as much as I can to Empire’s 2018 performance."
#28 Ben Katz
"I am very excited to be part of the 2018 Empire! I am looking forward to experiencing a new ultimate community and hope to help the Empire win it all in Madison!"
#32 Lauren Doyle
"It's just like they say... 'Empowered women, empower women.' This team has a strong culture of women and men working together and I am excited to participate on the field."
#34 Jake Price
“I'm beyond excited to be back for the 2018 season and for Eileen to be at the helm. She has been really influential in my growth as a player and I couldn't think of a better person to bring us back to the playoffs.”
#35 Benjamin Speilman
#42 Anthony Coppola
"I am beyond excited to be playing with the Empire in 2018. I love Ultimate and to be able to play with, and against the best athletes in the sport is an amazing opportunity. Looking forward to a great season with Coach Murray, and the NY Empire." - Coppola
#66 Jibran Mieser
"It is an amazing opportunity to be apart of the Empire organization, and I couldn't be more excited to get on the field with this talented team and Coach Murray."
“I'm looking forward to the 2018 season! It's hard for me to believe but it will be my 5th season with the Empire, and I hope to help make it the best one yet.”
#82 Marques Brownlee
"I am excited to play the 2018 season with a team poised for a deep playoff run. Empire has a chance to do great things this year, and I'm ready to be a driving part of it."
"I'm happy to be back for the 2018 season & excited to be starting fresh with a new head coach Eileen Murray. I'm optimistic about what we can accomplish both on and off the field with her at the helm."
“This will be the first full AUDL season I've played in the past 4 seasons and i’m ready to hit the ground running. We've got some excellent young talent along with some savvy veteran players and a good coach, we have all the pieces of a successful team and I'm exited to put them all together this season!”