Although he’s had just the Fall to suit up for the Chanticleers after transferring from national powerhouse Akron, Nashville SC draft pick Tor Saunders is expected to be the man in net for Coastal Carolina this Spring.
The 6-5, 215-pounder played three years at Akron (after a redshirt season), including as the primary goalkeeper during his redshirt junior season. He posted a .622 save percentage in his final year with the Zips – known as a national power, Akron has not had the same levels of success in recent years as its historical baseline.
Saunders is a native of Seattle, and came up through the Sounders Academy before matriculating to Akron. He played for S2 in USL (when it was a Division 3 league, rather than its current D-2 sanctioning).
Nashville also selected midfielder Irakoze Donasiyano, defenders Tom Judge and Sondre Norheim, and forward Leroy Enzugusi in the SuperDraft.