TACOMA, WA—(Stars release) The Tacoma Stars announced today they have signed veteran forward Alex Megson for the 2016-17 season. This signing continues the story of a family legacy laid by his father, Neil Megson, who is a MISL Stars legend that played for the team from 1983-92.
“Alex is a hometown boy with the ability to score goals in the MASL,” Stars Head Coach and General Manager Darren Sawatzky said. “We have built a team of local guys with ties that represent Tacoma, Kent, and the rest of our great state. I expect Alex to hit the ground running and smash home some goals for us.”
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Megson began his indoor playing career in 2010, playing for the Chicago Riot in the MISL. He scored nine goals, 20 points, and was named that year to the 2010-11 All MISL Rookie Team. In 2011-2012 he joined the Syracuse Silver Knights where he scored nine more goals and 23 points. After a bounce back to the Riot for another season in which he helped the Soul qualify for the playoffs, Megson joined Stars goalkeeper, Danny Waltman on the 2014 MISL Champion Missouri Comets for a season in which he scored 17 points.
“He’s a great player, great guy, and Tacoma born and raised,” Stars Goalkeeper Danny Waltman said. “He grew up going to Stars games, and when I met him he was a little baby being held by his Mom. He’s played for a few high level organizations, and we had an awesome time playing together in Missouri. We had chemistry, and I think he will help bring some of that here. He knows the game and knows what it means to be a Tacoma Star.”
Following a split season stint in 2014/15 with the Dallas Sidekicks and Rochester Lancers, Megson spent last season with the Cedar Rapids Rampage, where he posted a stellar 16 goals and 25 points. His successful season stretched beyond the end of the regular season and culminated in an invite from Head Coach Keith Tozer to join the U.S. National Futsal Team this past summer in Buenos Aires.
“I have known Alex since he was a young man, where he would play and referee at the Tacoma Soccer Center as much as he could,” Stars Team Owner Lane Smith said. “He’s gone on to have a great professional career playing on championship teams, and I’m sure his father will agree it will be great to have Alex back home and in a Tacoma Stars jersey.”
Season ticket packages, group outings, family packs, and suite offerings for the Tacoma Stars 2016-17 season are available now. To purchase, call 1-844-STARS-TIME or visit the Stars online at http://www.tacomastars.com. The most up-to-date news and notes about the Stars leading up to the start of the season can be found by following the Stars on Twitter (@TacomaStarsSC) or liking the team on Facebook.