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Kickers Release Anthony Grant

By Admin, 08/16/17, 8:30AM EDT

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Forward and Club Part Ways by Mutual Consent

RICHMOND, VA — (Wednesday, August 16, 2017) — The Richmond Kickers and forward Anthony Grant today announced that the two have mutually agreed to terminate his contract.  He made 49 appearances with the Kickers over three seasons, contributing four goals and two assists. 

“We would like to thank Anthony for his time with the Kickers, and we wish him all the best in the future,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer.

Grant signed with the Kickers in 2015, just prior to the roster freeze, following a standout season with the USL Premier Development League side Seacoast United. He added the PDL Most Valuable Player award to his Golden Boot after the 2015 season that saw him lead the league with 12 regular season goals to earn the Phantoms a second consecutive postseason berth.  The native of Kingston, Jamaica tallied 26 goals for the Phantoms over two seasons, finishing second in scoring while earning an All-League selection and being named a PDL MVP Finalist in 2014.

Over two seasons at Bowling Green State University, Grant notched 31 points in 39 games played, earning a spot on the All-MAC Second Team, OCSA Academic All-Ohio Second Team and an honorable mention on the Academy All-MAC Team.  Prior to transferring to Bowling Green, he attended McKendree University where he set school records with 23 goals and 53 points over 18 games, leading the Bearcats to a school record for wins (17).

Mekeil Williams