Furman’s Kann Inks Contract With Charleston Battery

Alec Kann

Greenville, S.C. -- Furman senior goalkeeper Alec Kann has inked a contract with the United Soccer League's Charleston Battery, it was announced by the Charleston, S.C., club on Friday.

The 6-foot-4 Decatur, Ga., product earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region honors, All-Southern Conference honors and NSCAA Scholar All-America accolades this past season after guiding the Paladins to a 14-4-4 record and NCAA Tournament berth.

After training through most of the preseason with Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, Kann was signed by the USL Pro League Battery who play their home matches at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island.

Kann posted a 0.87 goals against average and notched eight shutouts while recording all 14 wins in goal for the Paladins during his senior season in 2011.  The first team All-SoCon choice recorded clean sheets against then nationally-ranked Princeton and East Tennessee State before fashioning a streak of three consecutive shutouts to conclude the regular season against Appalachian State, Davidson and Wofford.

Over his four-year career at Furman, Kann compiled a 37-16-10 record, 18 shutouts and a 1.00 goals against average in 65 starts.  His 18 shutouts are the fifth most in Furman soccer history.

Kann and the Battery open their 2012 season on April 7, when they travel to face another former Paladin goalkeeper, Ronnie Pascale, and the Richmond Kickers.