LOUISVILLE (January 15, 2018) – Louisville City FC can today announce the signing of defender Alexis Souahy, with the Frenchman joining pending federation registration. Per club policy, terms of the contract will not be released.
Souahy comes to Louisville after three years at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Acting as the team’s “Ironman,” Souahy started every game during his career as a Falcon, playing all but 29 seconds and totaling over 5,000 minutes. A team captain for BGSU in 2017, the defender earned multiple accolades, including a spot on the All-MAC Second Team and the All-Ohio First Team, as selected by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA).
“What LouCity has done in the league in their first three seasons is something that anyone sees when you look at the club. They have shown their success as a team,” said Souahy. “What made this club the one for me is the quality of the organization, the coaches, and last but not least, the fans. There is such a great environment and atmosphere on game days. I’m excited to get down to the City.”
Born on January 13, 1995, in Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France, Souahy’s career kick-started with Le Havre Athletic Club, where he helped guide the side to fourth-place finishes in both the U19 National Championship and the Championnat de France amateur 2 (FRA 5). Graduating from Saint Joseph (’13) in Le Havre, France, Souahy spent his freshman year at Notre Dame College, starting all 18 matches for the Falcons and helping his school to an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships.
The defender will be the second addition in defense for head coach James O’Connor after LouCity completed the signing of Pat McMahon from FC Cincinnati in December.
“I am looking forward to helping the team achieve as many things as they did in the previous season and more,” said Souahy. “I loved Coach O’Connor’s personality. We talked about the club, the culture of the team, and of course, our goals for this year. The team culture aspect is what influenced me most, which is obviously a major part of why the team has made so much success.”
Preseason for the “Boys in Purple” will commence on February 5 with the squad returning to Louisville before their two-week stint at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Following the club’s 2017 USL Cup-winning campaign, the 2018 season kicks off on Saturday, March 17 when LouCity hosts expansion side Nashville SC in their inaugural match. Season ticket packages are currently available with seats starting at $12 per game; for details, visit www.LouCityFC.com.
Name: Alexis Souahy
Hometown: Seine-Saint-Denis, FRA
Born: 1/13/1995 (22)
Weight: 180 lbs
Previous Club: Bowling Green State University (NCAA)
Louisville City FC Roster as of Monday, January 15:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Tim Dobrolowski, Chris Hubbard, Greg Ranjitsingh
DEFENDERS (5): Paco Craig, Pat McMahon, Kyle Smith, Alexis Souahy, Sean Totsch
MIDFIELDERS (9): Richard Ballard, George Davis IV, Paolo DelPiccolo, Oscar Jimenez, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Niall McCabe, Brian Ownby, Magnus Rasmussen, Devon “Speedy” Williams
FORWARDS (3): Ilija Ilic, Cameron Lancaster, Luke Spencer
About Louisville City FC
Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville as the city’s professional soccer team. The 2017 season marked the third year of play for LouCity in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On October 26, the Louisville Metro Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood with a projected opening slated for March 2020.
Finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity’s remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the 2017 USL Cup in the club’s first appearance in the final. Get the latest news on LouCity at LouisvilleCityFC.com and via the club’s channels on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.