Charlotte, NC - Head Coach James Drzewiecki and the Johnson & Wales men's soccer program announced the signing of transfer student Chance Wiginton on Friday. Wiginton will join the Wildcats for 2017 and will have four years of eligibility remaining after redshirting at Tusculum University.
A graduate of Franklin High School in Franklin, TN, Wiginton helped lead his school to the regional finals his senior year with an 11-4-2 record. He also has several years of experience playing for the Tennessee ODP squad.
"I had the opportunity to work with Chance a little over a year ago at an identification event in Nashville and really came away impressed with him," said Drzewiecki. "He's a very good player, very smart and well skilled. He's quite good defensively and is excellent with the ball at his feet. When the opportunity came around to make him a part of this recruiting class, it was a no-brainer."
Drzewiecki described the 6'1" Wiginton as "versatile" and believes Wiginton could end up making his mark at center back for the Wildcats.
Wiginton has played club for both Nashville FC under John Sintic and Sporting Nashville Heroes under former national team standout Desmond Armstrong. He has also trained in England under Richard Donnelly, the Academy Development Center Coordinator at Manchester United.
A standout in the classroom, Wiginton graduated from Franklin with an honors diploma. He is the son of Lori and Barry Wiginton and plans on studying Business.