Atlanta United 2 today announced it has signed midfielder Laurence Wyke out of Furman University, pending league and federation approval.
“Laurence is a great addition to our team,” said ATL UTD 2 head coach Stephen Glass. “He assembled a very successful collegiate career, and now we look forward him taking the next step at the professional level.”
Wyke, 22, played two seasons at Furman where he was a two-time All-Southern Conference selection. In 2018, he led the Paladins to a 13-7-2 record and won the SoCon Championship where he assisted the game-winning goal and was named tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Furman then earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament where it advanced to the Second Round.
The Bolton, England native was named the 2017 SoCon Player of the Year his junior season after leading Furman and ranking second in the SoCon with nine goals while totaling four assists and ranking second in the league with 22 total points.
Prior to attending Furman, Wyke played two seasons at Trinity University in Texas where he scored 11 goals over two seasons, was a two-time All-SCAC First Team selection and was named the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year.
ATL UTD 2 will kick off its second season in its new home of Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, Georgia on March 9 against USL Championship expansion team Hartford Athletic at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Name: Laurence Wyke
Birthdate: September 20, 1996 (22)
Hometown: Bolton, England
Last Club: Furman University
Acquired: Signed with ATL UTD 2 Feb. 20, 2019