San Antonio FC signed defender Johnny Fenwick and midfielder Leeroy Maguraushe for the 2019 USL Championship season pending league and federation approval, the club announced today. Per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
“Johnny played with coach [Alen] Marcina during the summer with the Des Moines Menace,” said SAFC Head Coach Darren Powell. “He is coming off of a very successful career at High Point University and is a left-footed defender that can play along the back line both as a center-back and a full-back. He has shown good work ethic and we are looking forward to Johnny joining the squad.”
Fenwick attended High Point University and finished his playing career as the most decorated men’s soccer player in the Panther’s history. Through his four years there, the 24-year-old garnered many accolades and was most recently named an NCAA All-American following his senior season where he led High Point to its first appearance in the NCAA tournament. In his college career, Fenwick was also named the 2018 Big South Defender of the Year and the 2015 Big South Freshman of the Year, while earning four Big South All-Conference selections, three NCCSIA All-State selections and winning the Big South regular season championship twice. The England native spent time in the Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday academies in his home country before traveling stateside.
“I am very happy to join SAFC,” said Fenwick. “I am looking forward to meeting up with the lads and getting to work. SAFC is a fantastic club with a lot of ambition. I am hungry to be successful here and I can’t wait to get started.”
Maguraushe joins San Antonio FC following a four-year playing career and the University of North Carolina Greensboro from 2015-18. The midfielder became just the second Spartan to earn All-Southern Conference honors in all four of his playing years as he recorded 13 goals and 14 assists in 75 matches over the course of his career. Originally born in Zimbabwe, the 23-year-old grew up in England and was a member of the Luton Town academy prior to moving to the United States to attend school. Maguraushe was also named the 2015 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2015 and has spent time with the Seattle Sounders U-23 team.
“Leeroy is a talented midfielder out of UNCG,” said Powell. “He is a versatile midfielder who has good athleticism and good temperament. He is going to come in here and compete with the squad from day one.”
“I’m very grateful and excited to be joining this great organization,” said Maguraushe. “I would like to thank San Antonio FC and Darren Powell for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. Playing professionally has always been something I dreamt of, but this is just the beginning. I can’t wait to get to the city and start preparing for the upcoming season.”
With the additions of Fenwick and Maguraushe, the SAFC roster currently stands at 17.
San Antonio FC is currently preparing for the upcoming USL season, and fans can purchase 2019 season tickets by calling the SAFC sales office at 210-444-5657 or by visiting SanAntonioFC.com. Supporters can also follow the club by liking San Antonio FC on Facebook, as well as following the team on Twitter (@SanAntonioFC), Instagram (@sanantoniofc) and Snapchat (SanAntonioFC).