February 10, 2011 - United Soccer League (USL) - Charleston Battery
Charleston, SC. The Charleston Battery has agreed to terms with defender Colin Falvey, midfielder Zach Prince and goalkeeper Keith Wiggans for the upcoming USL Pro season. All three players were members of the Battery's 2010 championship winning team and sign subject to USSF approval.
Battery Head Coach Michael Anhaeuser commented "Getting Colin, Keith and Zach for the 2011 season is very important as all three players were with us last season during our championship run. Colin and Keith bring back our experience and understanding and Zach will look to build on his rookie season performances. It is great to get all three back as the 2011 squad starts to take shape."
A native of Cork, Ireland, Falvey played 20 games for the Battery in 2010; he was shown a red card in the USL2 championship match after tangling with Richmond striker Matt Delicate. Falvey spent the off-season with New Zealand's YoungHeart Manawatu. He has also played professionally with Cobh Ramblers and Kilkenny City in the League of Ireland and in the US with the Wilmington Hammerheads.
Midfielder Zach Prince returns to the Battery for a second pro season after appearing in 16 games and scoring one goal in 2010. A native of Columbia, SC Prince was a four-year starter with the College of Charleston. Prince, 6-0, 175 lbs., 24 yrs., attended Irmo High School.
Veteran goalkeeper Keith Wiggans returns to the Battery for a sixth season. Wiggans has now played 41 games for the Battery with a G.A.A. of 1.08. A native of Athens, GA, Wiggans played at the College of Charleston where he also now serves as an assistant coach.
Carolina Challenge Cup tickets on sale now
Tickets for the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup featuring Major League Soccer are on sale now with prices frozen at 2010 levels. The USL Champion Charleston Battery will be joined by Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, D.C. United & Toronto FC for the week-long tournament, March 5 - 12, 2011. To purchase tickets visit www.charlestonbattery.com or call (843) 971-GOAL (4625).