Former Winthrop men's soccer player Henry Kalungi has signed a three-year deal with the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League (USL).
Kalungi, a three-year All-Big South performer, was drafted by Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids last month.
"We are certainly pleased to have another player join the professional ranks," Winthrop coach Rich Posipanko said. "The Richmond Kickers are a first class organization and a contender for the championship every year. (Kalungi's) progress will be monitored on a regular basis, and I am sure he will have an opportunity to play in the MLS in the near future."
Kalungi, from Kampala, Uganda, helped Winthrop to two conference championships in three seasons.
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"I think this is the best opportunity for me," Kalungi said. "Richmond is a very organized team as far as I know with good coaches, and this will give me a chance to improve my talent through working hard."
Kalungi's not the only former Eagle in the USL. Marco Reda, who played for Winthrop in the 1990s, signed a one-year deal with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and John Gilkerson, who played with the Eagles from 2004-2007, signed with the Carolina RailHawks.