Memphis 901 FC adds depth between the pipes for 2022 season
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis 901 FC announced the signing of 23-year-old goalkeeper Drew Romig on Saturday.
“Drew is a goalkeeper that we identified during the fall collegiate season and then went through our processes of getting him evaluated through our closed trial and an extended pre-season invite,” Head Coach Ben Pirmann said. “He has proven during that time that he has a high ability and potential to be a very good goalkeeper in this country.”
“Drew has talent and checks off a lot of boxes for what a good goalkeeper must have,” Pirmann added. “He is an even better person, and we are very excited to welcome him to the Bluff City and to the 901 FC.”
The Midlothian, Va. native attended the University of North Carolina before transferring to Belmont University for the 2020-21 season. As a senior, Romig registered four shutouts in nine starts for a 5-3-1 record and was named to the All-SoCon Second Team and All-SoCon Tournament Team.
Romig signed with the Richmond Kickers of USL League One prior to joining the Tar Heels in 2016 and made club appearances for the Wilmington Hammerheads, San Francisco City and South Georgia Tormenta 2 in USL League Two throughout his college career.
“We’ve known Drew for a couple of years, and we think there are a lot of upsides with Drew. He is a very good shot stopper, he’s good on crosses and is vocal for someone his age,” Assistant Sporting Director Caleb Patterson Sewell said. “We believe Drew has the ability to transition to the pro game and we look forward to working with him this season.”
Memphis 901 FC will wrap up its preseason schedule tonight with an exhibition match against the University of Memphis at AutoZone Park. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM. The USL Championship regular season will get underway next Saturday, March 12 when Pittsburgh Riverhounds visit AZP for a 6:00 PM match. Season tickets and single match tickets for the 2022 season are on sale now at memphis901fc.com. For the latest information on the team, visit www.memphis901fc.com and follow the club on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 901-721-6000.