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Penn State Men’s Soccer Alum Andrew Privett Signs With Charlotte FC

Last year, Penn State men’s soccer midfielder Andrew Privett was dominating the midfield in Jeffrey Field, but now he’ll be dominating the midfield at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Privett was drafted as the No. 69 pick in the MLS SuperDraft in December and officially signed with the team Friday.

Privett joined the Nittany Lions’ program in 2019, and during his freshman season, made 19 total appearances and five starts. He also managed to pick up two goals and three assists in his debut season.

By the time sophomore year rolled around, the Fallston, Maryland, native notched 11 starts through 13 appearances and became a pivotal piece of Penn State’s midfield.

In his last two seasons, Privett had a breakthrough. In 2021, the junior tallied nine goals and registered four assists, and started in 17 of the 21 games he appeared in. He racked up an All-Big Ten Second Team selection and Third Team All-North Region honors, too. Privett also played an important role in the Nittany Lions’ Big Ten double in 2021.

Following his senior year with Penn State, Privett registered for the MLS SuperDraft and was selected by Charlotte FC along with the University of Rhode Island’s Patrick Agyemang and the University of Washington’s Nick Scardina.

“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 in a release. “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.”

Privett will begin his professional career with Charlotte in 2023 and has the option to extend his contract option until 2026. Charlotte FC will continue its season at 8:30 p.m. on March 4, against St. Louis City SC.

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