Seoane signs with Ottawa Fury
11.21.2016 | By Amanda Fenwick
HOUSTON – Former San Jacinto College men’s soccer player Sito Seoane has signed with the Ottawa Fury of the USL.
Seoane spent the last two years playing in the Iceland Premier League, with IBV in 2015 and Fylkir Reykjavik FC in 2016 where he scored 16 goals in 44 appearances. Ottawa Head Coach Paul Daglish coached Seoane during the 2013 season as a member of the Austin Aztex, his first as a professional after leading San Jac to the national semifinals. That year they captured the USL PDL championship. In 18 games in Austin, Seoane notched nine goals and four assists, leading the club to its first championship.
The 27-year-old forward is thrilled to be back in North America and aims to help the Ottawa team have success in 2017. “I am very excited and I can’t wait for next season to start,” he said. “I’ve heard and seen really good things about the organization and about the fan base, and that’s really important for a player. The decision was easy for me because Paul is the coach and I already worked for him, so I know he can get the best out of me.”
Seoane grew up in La Coruña, Spain and started his youth career in his hometown, playing for Montañeros, Maravillas, Eiris and Laracha. In 2013 he moved to the United States to play at San Jacinto College, where he earned first team All-American honors both years and led the nation in scoring as a sophomore. That also earned him a nomination for the national player of the year award.
In his two seasons with San Jac he scored 46 goals and added 25 assists in 37 games. His earned a tryout with the Houston Dynamo in 2014, which was followed by a move to Southern New Hampshire University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business communications before moving to Iceland, where he spent the last two years.
“Sito is a similar player to Carl Haworth and he represents the right player profile for me and the way I want our team to play,” said Dalglish. “He’s a high-tempo, high-energy player that plays angry – meaning that he consistently shows a desire to win the ball back. He also has an ability to score goals so he’s going to be a great addition for our squad.”
To view a highlight reel of Seoane, visit the Ottawa Fury FC website.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.
Adapted from the Ottawa Fury FC website.