Burlingame Dragons FC Re-Sign Bryce Clark & Nile Walwyn
Versatile Defender Look to Help Team Repeat Division Title
The Burlingame Dragons are pleased to announce that the team has signed defenders Nile Walwyn and Bryce Clark for the upcoming 2016 Premier Development League season.
Walwyn comes back to the Peninsula from the University of Vermont. He suited up for the Dragons in a few preseason affairs last season before turning his attention towards competing internationally for the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis in World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF region. In five international caps, Walwyn has scored twice for “The Sugar Boyz”. The Mississauga, Ontario, Canada born Walwyn, qualified to participate for St. Kitts and Nevis via his relatives being from the island nation.
Walwyn was the team captain for the Catamounts this season as he helped anchor a backline that led Vermont to the America East title and the NCAA Tournament in 2015, it’s first appearance since 2007. Walwyn played in 19 games in his senior season, scoring two goals and chipping in one assist from the back line.
The 6’2, 175 lb. defender can play both centrally and on the outside for the Dragons defense. Versatility is one of the traits that the Dragons have valued since their inception and Walwyn fits the mold of a typical Dragons defender.
Clark returns to the Dragons this season looking to pick up where he left off. The versatile defender played in four games for Burlingame last season playing both in the midfield and as a defender. The attack-minded Clark uses his speed and his offensive skill set to serve as a threat in the offensive half of the pitch which will be counted on as the season progresses.
The 5’8, 160 lb. Sophomore from Los Gatos, CA is coming off a solid second season at Southern Methodist University in which he played 21 games, scoring once and notching 4 assists helping to lead his team to a 15-3-4 record and an AAC championship.
A member of the San Jose Earthquakes Academy for multiple years, Clark served as the team captain for an Earthquakes side that finished fourth in the Major League Soccer Generation Adidas Cup.