Johnny Fenwick signs for Las Vegas Lights FC
Defender Johnny Fenwick has signed his second professional contract and makes the move to USL Championship side Las Vegas Lights FC.
The 25-year-old, who started his playing career with Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday, joins the Lights after spending the 2019 season with San Antonio FC.
Prior to signing pro last year, Fenwick had a stellar collegiate career with High Point University, where he was named Big South Defensive Player of the Year in his final two years.
Fenwick also captained the Panthers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018. The defender spoke about how “grateful” he is for the opportunity.
“It feels great,” Fenwick said. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to represent this club. I came into pre-season on trial last month fit and hungry and looking to earn a contract and thankfully I impressed.”
He continued: “I’m looking to push on this year and be a consistent player in the starting 11. Help the team keep clean sheets and continue to work hard and improve my game.”
Fenwick leaves San Antonio and joins Las Vegas Lights
The Lights, managed by former USA international Eric Wynalda, finished 13th in the Western Conference last season. They have strengthened their squad this off-season after missing out on the Playoffs in 2019.
Fenwick’s new side play at Cashman Field, about 15 minutes away from the world-famous Caesars Palace. The Lights had the fifth-best average attendance in the USL Championship last season – with a highest of 10,117.
The High Point graduate stated that he “needed to move on” from San Antonio. The defender is looking ahead and is focussed on making an impact in Las Vegas.
Fenwick added: “I needed to move on. Unfortunately, sometimes in football things don’t work out. I knew from pretty early on I wasn’t going to be put in a position to be successful.
“Now, thankfully, I am at a club, who understand my game and can help me develop.”
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