NISA Product Makes the Jump to USL League One
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 16, 2023) – The Charlotte Independence announced today the signing of defender Nick Spielman for the 2023 season. A three-year defender for NISA club Chattanooga FC, Spielman appeared in a total of 52 matches accumulating 4,060 minutes played and scored one goal.
“Nick has impressed us as a solid, steady defensive presence during his time with us,” explained Charlotte Independence Head Coach, Mike Jeffries. “He handles his defensive duties with a physical presence. He is composed playing out of the back and starting the attack. He has integrated quickly with the group and adds to a young, solid defensive corps.”
Spielman played three seasons of Division I college soccer at East Tennessee State University. He appeared in 26 matches and started in all 17 games during his final year with the Buccaneers.
Before transferring to East Tennessee State, Spielman played DII soccer for the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters. He was there for two seasons, making appearances in 32 games.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Independence,” stated Spielman. “I hope to help the team go even further in the playoffs and bring a trophy to the great city of Charlotte! I’ve heard the fan base for the club is tremendous and am looking forward to playing in front of them as they are really what makes a club special.”
The Charlotte Independence kick off the 2023 USL League One season against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, March 18 at American Legion Memorial Stadium. Home opener tickets are on sale now at charlotteindependence.com.