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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery announced the return to the club of Jarad van Schaik on Monday, with the central midfielder signing for the remainder of the 2017 USL season, pending league and USSF approval.
This will be van Schaik’s second stint with the Battery; the 28-year old played in Charleston from 2013-2015, the last season competed for Rayo OKC. Van Schaik made 82 appearances during his three seasons with the Battery, serving as captain for Mike Anhaeuser’s squad in his final season.
The Portland, Ore. native returns to Charleston with the team in first place in the Eastern Conference. With more than 130 professional appearances, van Schaik will bring added experience to an already veteran side as the team looks to continue its good form during the second half of the 2017 season.
Following a successful collegiate career at the University of Portland, van Schaik was selected in the third round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake. After spending preseason with the MLS club, van Schaik signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders and played there for two seasons before joining the Battery in 2013.
Subsequent to today’s announcement, van Schaik is available for selection for Charleston’s upcoming matches. The Battery play their next two games on the road, taking on the Tampa Bay Rowdies this Saturday and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds the following Wednesday before returning home to play Orlando City B on July 29th.