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25-Thomas Vancaeyezeele

Position:   Midfielder
Birthdate:   7/27/1994
Hometown:   Caen, France
Height:   5'11"
Weight:   170

Thomas Vancaeyezeele enters his first season at the USL level after playing collegiately at the University of Charleston (WV).

From 2016-17, Vancaeyezeele anchored the backline for the Golden Eagles. Named United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II National Player of the Year in 2017, the defender helped Charleston to its first national championship in school history. He started all 24 of his games played and recorded four goals and two assists en route to United Soccer Coaches First Team All-America, First Team All-Mountain East Conference and Mountain East Conference Defender of the Year honors. In 2016, the defender started 15 of his 17 appearances and netted one goal.

While competing at Charleston, Vancaeyezeele also played for Mississippi Brilla FC of the Premier Development League in 2017. He logged two goals and three assists in 14 appearances.

The Caen, France native began his soccer career with fourth-tier club Stade Malherbe Caen II of the French Championnat National 2 during its 2011-12 season. He later joined Hérodville of the Championnat National 3 for its 2013-14 campaign, when he posted 20 games played for the fifth-tier team.