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CFC signs rookie from Top 10 Div. 1 program

By Chattanooga FC, 02/23/22, 11:33AM EST

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The Chattanooga Football Club continues to solidify its 2022 roster with today's addition of defender Greg Stratton, pending USSF and league approval.

Stratton, 23, was a standout for Top 10 NCAA Div. 1 program Missouri State where he helped lead his team to an undefeated conference championship, an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and a 17-2 overall record his senior year. As a junior, Stratton advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

After a few years in the midwest, the Marietta, Georgia native is ready to be playing close to home again.

"I’m extremely excited to be playing for CFC," said Stratton. "I am glad I can start my professional career with great coaches and players."

Head Coach Rod Underwood is looking forward to what the rookie signing can do.

"Greg was brought to our attention a few months ago," said Underwood. "We did our homework invited him has shown he is willing to learn and shows he can play at this level."

Annual passes for the 2022 season Chattanooga FC Men’s team and Chattanooga FC Women’s team are on sale at CFCTIX.com.

Collegiate Stats

2021
Appeared in all 19 matches during the 2021 season starting 17 and logging 1,415 minutes... Helped the team to a .573 goals against average good for No. 3 in the nation... Part of the backline that posted 10 shutouts (.526)... Tallied three goals including a game-winner over SIUE on Oct. 17... Assisted two other goals... Earned MVC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice (Oct. 19, Nov. 2)... Earned All-MVC second team honors.

2020-21
Started 12 matches and logged 950 minutes in the Bears backline… Helped lead the MSU defense to a .781 goals against average and post six shutouts… Scored a goal at Loyola on March 26… Recorded a season-high four shots at Bradley on March 18… Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week on March 23… Earned All-MVC second team honors.

2019
Made 19 starts for the Bears… Scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute at Bradley (Oct. 19)… Helped the MSU defense to a 0.630 goals against average with 13 goals allowed and nine shutouts in 2019… Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 15… Selected as All-MVC Honorable Mention.

2018
Played in 16 games for the Bears, starting in five… Posted his first career goal in the 35th minute of the MVC quarterfinal game against Evansville (11/7)… Added two assists and five shot attempts with three on goal on the season.

2017
Played in all 17 games for the Bears seeing 250 minutes of action… Marked his lone assist on the year against Drake (Oct. 14).

PLAYER PROFILE:

Name: Greg Stratton

Position: Defender

Birthdate: August 7, 1998

Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia

Citizenship: USA

Favorite Team: Borussia Dortmund and Atlanta United

On The Playlist: A$ap Rocky, Kid Cudi

Social Media: Twitter @gbstrat84, Instagram @greg_stratton

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