The Tampa Bay Rowdies today announced the signing of goalkeeper Andrew Fontein and defender Draymond Washington to two-year contracts, with the first year guaranteed and the second year a club option. Fontein and Washington both joined the team as trialists this preseason.
Fontein (6-1, 190) hails from Las Vegas and played collegiately at UC-Irvine. He finished his four-year career as the program’s all-time leader in wins (50), shutouts (29), goals against average (0.88) and win percentage (.747). Fontein was named Big West Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 and was a three-time All-Big West first or second team selection.
Washington (6-1, 180) is a native of Potomac, Maryland and saw action in 68 matches for George Mason University during his four-year career. Washington also served as team captain for Real Maryland FC in 2011, seeing action in 15 games.
The Rowdies open the 2012 regular season on the road at Puerto Rico on Saturday, April 7 before hosting FC Edmonton in the home opener on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium. For ticket information for the 2012 season, 813-287-1539.