Switchbacks FC Sign Christian Volesky

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced Wednesday that the club has signed Christian Volesky, pending USL Championship and USSF approval.

"I'm very excited to join the Switchbacks for the 2020 season," said Volesky. "I feel that the team that Koch has put together, we have a very talented group. Can't wait to get started and compete for a championship."

Volesky, 27, has extensive USL Championship since his debut in 2015. The forward has scored goals at every stop in his career, Rochester Rhinos (20), Saint Louis FC (9), Oklahoma City Energy FC (9), and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (3).

The Denver University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville product was drafted by the Portland Timbers in the second round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft before he eventually signed with Rochester in the USL Championship. During his time at Rochester, Volesky led the team in goals as a rookie in 2015 (8) and again in 2016 (10) in the USL Championship.

In 2017, the Henderson, Nevada native finished second in goals for Saint Louis FC, finding the back of the net eight times.

Volesky began the 2018 USL Championship season with Saint Louis FC before being traded to the Oklahoma City Energy FC midseason. In just 22 appearances with Energy FC, he scored nine goals.

Most recently with Pittsburgh in 2019, Volesky recorded three goals and an assist in 24 appearances for the Riverhounds before joining the Switchbacks.

"Christian is a striker that I have watched from afar for several years. He has a very good goalscoring record in USL, but I don't think he has peaked yet," said Switchbacks Head Coach, Alan Koch. "I look forward to helping him take his game to an even higher level this year. His pace, work-rate, and finishing abilities are clearly evident and are traits that made him very difficult to defend. I am excited to see him link up with our other attacking options."