College standouts earn first-team contracts after successful preseason with Charlotte FC
CHARLOTTE, NC (Wednesday, February 22, 2023) – Charlotte FC today announced the Club has signed forward Patrick Agyemang and midfielders Nick Scardina and Andrew Privett to deals through 2023 with option years until 2026 following successful preseason stints.
Agyemang, the 12th overall pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft, was a prolific striker at the University of Rhode Island, netting 19 goals and 12 assists for the Rams. A Connecticut native, Agyemang was clocked as the fastest player at the MLS College Showcase and earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team honors as a junior (2021) and senior (2022).
Scardina, a second-round pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft, scored 18 goals and added seven assists over the course of his four-year career with the University of Washington, helping the Huskies to a runner-up finish at the 2021 NCAA College Cup. In 2022, he was named to the Pac-12 All-Conference First Team after appearing in all 20 matches with 19 starts.
Privett was selected in the third round of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft. The Maryland native had a breakout season offensively for Penn State in 2021, leading the team in goals with nine while also contributing four assists. Over his four-year stay with the program, he only missed one match to make 68 total appearances with 44 starts and was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team as a junior in 2021.
“We’re excited to sign this trio to their first professional contracts as they have all earned the opportunity to begin their professional careers here at Charlotte FC through their play during preseason,” said Sporting Director Zoran Krneta. “Patrick, Nick and Andrew have demonstrated excellent work ethic on and off the field, and we’re looking forward to seeing them continue their development under the leadership of our technical staff.”
Transaction: Charlotte FC signs forward Patrick Agyemang
Name: Patrick Agyemang
Date of Birth: November 7, 2000
Hometown: East Hartford, CT
Last Club: University of Rhode Island
How Acquired: Drafted in first round of 2023 MLS SuperDraft
Transaction: Charlotte FC signs midfielder Nick Scardina through 2023 with option years until 2026
Name: Nick Scardina
Date of Birth: June 22, 2001
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Last Club: University of Washington
How Acquired: Drafted in second round of 2023 MLS SuperDraft
Transaction: Charlotte FC signs midfielder Andrew Privett through 2023 with option years until 2026
Name: Andrew Privett
Date of Birth: August 2, 2000
Hometown: Fallston, Maryland
Last Club: Penn State
How Acquired: Drafted in third round of 2023 MLS SuperDraft
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