WVU’s Wright Signs In England

WVU’s Wright Signs In England

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 3, 2008

This will be the first in a few SuperDraft related articles in the coming weeks. I’ve had a few things emailed to me from a few of you over the last couple days and those will get up soon enough but first I wanted to talk about a guy that I watched for four years while I was at West Virginia University.

WVU midfielder Andy Wright has signed with the Scunthorpe United Football Club of the English Championship in his native country of England. The English Championship is the second highest level of soccer in England, as the Premiership is the first.

Wright had a storied career at WVU, netting six goals and six assists for 18 points in 2007, taking home BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors. The All-America honor is the third for Wright, also named a second team All-American by CollegeSoccerNews.com and a third team All-American by the NSCAA. Wright was named a Soccer America MVP on Dec. 21 and was one of 22 players named to the College Men’s MVP teams, its version of an All-America team.

Wright finished his career at WVU with 18 goals, 17 assists, and 53 points in 83 matches played for the Mountaineers. The two-time all-BIG EAST player was also an NSCAA all-Northeast region honoree as a senior.

Knowning Wright a little, I wasn’t at all surprised by this move for him to go back home to England and play. Good to see him sign on with a club in the second division as well. I know a MLS club would have loved to have him on the field for them but it was time for this kid to go home.

Congrats to Andy.

Again, more college/MLS SuperDraft related articles on the way. Stay tuned…