Hammerheads Bring Back Two More

By / Local Sports / Tuesday, 15 December 2015 05:00

Club exercises team option on Defregger and Lawal

Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the club will exercise its second year team option on midfielder Stefan Defregger and forward Qudus Lawal for their 2016 USL roster. Defregger will be returning for his second year after having a good rookie campaign with the club.  The midfielder played in 15 matches and scored 2 goals last season. After participating in an open tryout for the club last season Defregger impressed coaches and was signed right out of college. The New Hampshire native played at Dartmouth College and earned All-Ivy League Second Team in his senior season. “Stefan [Defregger] had a great first year,” said Head Coach Mark Briggs. “He contributed a lot on the field and we are looking forward to him improving on his great rookie campaign.”
 Lawal is also returning for his second year with the Hammerheads. The club traded for him midseason last year in a straight exchange with the Seattle Sounders FC 2 for defender Ashani Fairclough. Lawal brought some much need firepower for the club in his rookie season netting two goals and two assists in 11 matches for the club. The Hammerheads are excited about the young Nigerian this year expecting him to play a much bigger role in the offense after spending a full offseason with the club. “Qudus [Lawal] came to us at the midpoint last season and immediately made an impact,” said Briggs. “He possesses a ton of raw talent and has a very bright future ahead of him.” The Hammerheads front office and coaching staff is actively recruiting talent for the 2016 USL season and expects some additional player announcements coming very soon. For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC, or to purchase season tickets, please contact (910)777-2111 or visit http://www.wilmingtonhammerheads.com
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Professional Soccer USL PRO - The Hammerheads are a professional soccer franchise founded in 1996. Competing in USL PRO, the Hammerheads have grown to be an internationally recognized organization. USL PRO is the most sophisticated and best operated professional league beneath and in support of Major League Soccer in the United States and Canada. The goal of Wilmington Hammerheads FC is to provide an opportunity for players to develop and reach their goals, while providing affordable family entertainment to Wilmington and the surrounding areas.
Wilmington Hammerheads FC Public Relations – Matthew Vilar - Wilmington, NC - 910.777.2111 - Twitter: @WilmHammerheads              
 

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