UTICA, NY — General Manager Tommy Tanner and Utica City FC announced the signing of forward Cole Stephens. Stephens joins UCFC from the Milwaukee Wave. 

In college, Cole played in 11 games for the Eastern Illinois University Panthers, making two starts. Before college, Cole was an all conference forward at Shorewood High School (WI), being named First Team All Conference in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Conference MVP in '17.

Head Coach Hewerton Moreira has cultivated a strong relationship with the forward, having coached him in elementary school. General Manager Tommy Tanner had the following to say about UCFC's newest acquisition:

We feel Cole will be able to step in and compete right away. He is explosive, has the ability to beat players off the dribble, and score goals. He will add to the pace of our team getting forward and has  an innate ability to defend.

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