USLSoccer.com Staff Report
Thursday, January 28, 2016
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced on Thursday it had signed Bryce Taylor for the upcoming USL season.
Taylor began his professional career with the Hammerheads, and was nominated for the USL’s Rookie of the Year award in 2012 after a strong first season in the pros that saw him score six goals and help Wilmington reach the USL Championship Game.
“I am very excited to be making my return to Wilmington for the 2016 season,” said Taylor. “I am really looking forward to playing under Coach [Mark] Briggs this season. He was a major part of both the team’s and my success in our run to the championship in 2012. For this upcoming season my expectations are no less than a championship. I am confident Briggs will bring in a good mix of players to help us reach that goal. I cannot wait to get the season rolling and am looking forward to bringing back the past success for both the team and myself.”
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Taylor spent this past season with the Austin Aztex, for whom he made five appearances in the regular season. A former PDL standout with the Mississippi Brilla, Taylor also played collegiately for Southern Methodist University.“Bryce is a former player who I saw a lot of potential in a few years ago,” said Hammerheads Head Coach Mark Briggs. “I don’t believe he has been in the right setting to fulfill that potential and I am excited to bring Bryce back to Wilmington. I see him being an integral part of the squad this year and contributing in a number of ways.”