Sporting Kansas City II has signed 21-year-old forward Preston Judd ahead of the 2021 USL Championship season, the club announced today. Judd will officially be added to the Sporting II roster pending league and federation approval.
Judd recently completed his collegiate career at the University of Denver, where he spent his junior season in 2019 before the 2020 season was delayed until the Spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his lone season with the Pioneers, Judd led the team with seven goals and one assist in 19 appearances, while earning 2019 Summit League All-Newcomer Team and 2019 Summit League Tournament MVP honors.
The Las Vegas, Nevada native spent the first two seasons of his collegiate career with California Baptist University, recording 22 goals and four assists in 39 games. He scored a team-high 15 goals in 19 games as a sophomore in 2018, adding two assists, resulting in First Team All-WAC, Second Team All-Far West Region and WAC All-Academic team honors. His 15 goals ranked fifth in the nation among Division 1 programs in 2018.
During his freshman season in 2017, Judd scored seven goals and added two assists across 20 appearances, also earning Academic All-PacWest honors.
Judd attended Sporting KC’s 2020 College Invitational Combine, held at Swope Soccer Village in November, allowing college seniors and select underclassman to compete in a multi-game event over the course of three days with so many programs unable to complete a college season due to the pandemic.
Judd graduated from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada in 2017, where he recorded 29 goals and 23 assists while captaining the Cougars during his senior year.
Born: 5/28/1999 (21 years old)
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: University of Denver