HIGH POINT, N.C. – Former High Point University men’s soccer striker Mamadee Nyepon has signed a professional contract with the Carolina Railhawks of the NASL. Nyepon is the seventh HPU men’s soccer player under head coach Dustin Fonder to sign a professional contract after leaving HPU and the third to play in the NASL.
“We are excited that Mamadee gets this wonderful opportunity to play at the next level,” Fonder said. “We know that this is the first step in what will be a very successful career for an outstanding player and young man. Mamadee has meant a great deal to this program and we look forward to following his career moving forward.”
Nyepon is a three-time NSCAA All-Region selection and a three-time first-team All-Big South selection. He led High Point with 26 points on a conference-best 12 goals and two assists during his senior season. The Greensboro, N.C., native is the all-time leader in career goals scored in HPU program history with 41. He scored double-digit goals in each of his final three seasons with the Panthers and finished his collegiate career with 94 points on 41 goals and 12 assists.
Nyepon is the seventh HPU player under head coach Dustin Fonder> to sign a professional contract and third to sign with a club from the NASL, joining defender Fejiro Okiomah and midfielder Scott Rojo. Okiomah signed a deal with Indy Eleven and Rojo signed a contract with the Atlanta Silverbacks.
The Carolina Railhawks are part of the NASL, the second tier of American professional soccer. Last season, Carolina finished fifth in the NASL combined standings with 38 points and an 11-11-5 overall record. The Railhawks are 1-0-1 to start the 2015 season and currently sit in a tie for first in the fall standings.