CARY, N.C. (Jan. 17, 2018) - North Carolina FC has added forward Marios Lomis to the roster pending league and federation approval. The Dutch forward will make his professional debut with NCFC in 2018 following a successful showing at the club’s invite-only combine in December.
“We found Mario through our invitation combine,” said NCFC Head Coach Colin Clarke. “He did well at the combine and was someone that myself and the rest of the coaches felt very strongly about. He’s someone who we think can step up and play at the professional level. He’s tactically very gifted and a strong finisher.”
“I’m very excited to start the new season with North Carolina FC,” said Lomis. “My first impressions of the club, the facilities and coaching staff were very positive. Playing in the USL is very exciting and I’m eager to show my quality throughout the season. As a striker, I want to score a lot of goals and help NCFC get to the playoffs. I’m excited to meet my teammates and coaches and get to work on having a great season.”
Lomis comes to NCFC after spending the 2017 NCAA season with Creighton. He scored five goals and added one assist for the Bluejays during his single season with the school. In total, Lomis played in 17 matches and logged 1,011 minutes.
Prior to his time with Creighton, Lomis crafted his trade with VV Noordwijk in the Hoofdklasse – the fifth division of Dutch soccer. The forward spent four seasons with the side before making the move to the United States. During the 2016-17 season, Lomis was heavily relied on for his goal-scoring abilities and tallied 13 league goals for the club.
Lomis will join a growing roster for North Carolina FC that includes goalkeepers Austin Guerrero and George Marks, defenders Peabo Doue, Michael Harrington, Steven Miller and D.J. Taylor and midfielders Austin da Luz, Marcel Kandziora and Ebe Kudolo.
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Name: Marios Lomis
Birthdate: 01/24/1995 (Age 22)
Hometown: Bennebroek, Netherlands
Weight: 175 lbs
Previous Club: VV Noordwijk
Transaction: North Carolina FC has signed Marios Lomis.