COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 21, 2022) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC announced Monday it had signed defender Patrick Seagrist, previously from Memphis 901 FC. The transaction is pending league and federation approval.
“I am beyond excited for this opportunity,” said Seagrist regarding the announcement. “Playing in Colorado Springs earlier this year, I knew from the moment I arrived, this was a place I wanted to be.”
Seagrist, 24, joined Memphis 901 FC in January 2022 for the most recent USL Championship season. With Memphis, Seagrist was a versatile defender, with 65 clearances, 75 interceptions, and a tackle success rate of 52.5%. Seagrist also contributed on the attacking side as well though, earning a goal and four assists, and making a huge 1,328 passes total passes across the season.
The Illinois native started his career at Marquette University, where he tallied six goals and 16 assists in his 65 appearances. In 2020 he was selected 10th overall in the MLS SuperDraft by the New York Red Bulls. In the final weeks of 2020 he joined Inter Miami FC, and in April of 2021 was loaned out to Indy Eleven FC of USL Championship. With Indy he made 29 appearances, completing 15 key passes and earning a tackle success rate of 66.7%.
“Patrick has been a part of a few different MLS clubs and is coming off of a very good season in the eastern conference where he started regularly for Memphis,” said Head Coach and Brendan Burke. “His size, engine and technical ability will add to our ability to stay on top of games and score more and more goals this year.”
Name: Patrick Seagrist
Height: 6′ 0″
Date of Birth: February 1st, 1998
Hometown: Barrington, Illinois