RICHMOND, Va. – (Monday, December 7, 2020) – The Richmond Kickers have re-signed defender Ian Antley for the 2021 season, pending USL League One and USSF approval.
"Ian signing here for 2021 was a priority for us this offseason,” said Darren Sawatzky, Kickers Chief Sporting Officer and Head Coach. “We believe he had a good first year as a professional and his ceiling is high. He represents another important piece back in the team as we build the project here. We look forward to seeing him on the pitch at City Stadium.”
Signing his first professional deal with the Kickers in 2020, Antley played and started nine matches his rookie season before an unfortunate injury at Union Omaha on September 26 cut his season short. Making an immediate impact on the team at both ends of the field, Antley was named into USL League One Team of the Week twice. He had three assists for the season (tied for second on the team), led the team in tackles won (3.8 per 90 minutes), ranked second in interceptions (6.7 per 90 minutes) and third in ball recoveries (7.1 per 90 minutes).