Missouri native Mark Segbers has joined the Swope Park Rangers for the 2019 USL Championship season after making 19 appearances on loan with Orange County SC last year. | Photo courtesy Steven Christy / OKC Energy FC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Swope Park Rangers announced on Wednesday the club had added versatile defender Mark Segbers to its squad ahead of the 2019 season. The signing is pending league and federation approval.
Segbers, 22, was selected with the ninth pick in the First Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution and signed with the club last February. Segbers made his MLS debut on Oct. 18, 2018, coming on at halftime of a 4-1 road defeat against Real Salt Lake. He also tallied his lone goal for the Revolution in a 3-2 loss on the road to USL Championship side Louisville City FC in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on June 5, 2018.
The St. Louis, Missouri native spent the majority of the 2018 season on loan to USL Championship side Orange County SC, recording two goals and four assists in 19 appearances as Orange County ended the season on top of the Western Conference. He made his professional debut on March 17, 2018 and scored his first professional goals with a brace against LA Galaxy II on April 7, 2018.
Collegiately, Segbers attended the University of Wisconsin and earned United Soccer Coaches DI National Scholar Player of the Year and MAC Player of the Year honors, in addition to a pair of First Team All-American selections from the United Soccer Coaches and College Soccer News. Segbers was a four-year starter at Wisconsin, tallying 16 goals and 22 assists in 77 appearances.