On Friday the Charleston Battery completed the signing of Wando High School standout, Evan Posnanski, to an academy contract. The contract will allow Posnanski to pursue a collegiate career while gaining valuable experience with the Battery through the remainder of the 2019 USL Championship season and into 2020.
The senior has enjoyed a successful high school career winning three straight state championships at the 5A level. In 2017, Posnanski's freshman season, Wando High School were named National Champions by USA Today Sports and repeated the feat in 2018. The attacking midfielder contributed to Wando's 56 match win streak, a South Carolina state record.
A Mount Pleasant native, Posnanski played for the U13/U14 South Carolina Battery Academy team during the 2015 season scoring one goal in four appearances. He recently captained the USA Mount Pleasant 2001/2002 boys team to a first-place finish in the league, scoring 19 goals in 19 matches.
Posnanski looks to build on Wando's historic success in his senior season following a trial with the Sporting Kansas City Academy team. You could say the Charleston Battery is in Posnanski's blood as Evan's father, Jamie Posnanski, played with the Battery for two seasons alongside coach Mike Anhaeuser.
Posnanski joins Temi Adesodun as the Battery's latest signings before last Friday's deadline. Charleston are on the road against New York Red Bulls II Friday night before returning to MUSC Health Stadium against Loudoun United on October 13th.