Forge FC announced Thursday the club has signed forward Jace Kotsopoulos to a U Sports Development Contract.
Kotsopoulos, 21, was selected by Hamilton in the first round, third overall, in the 2018 Canadian Premier League – U Sports Draft. He attended Forge FC’s preseason training camp earlier this season.
The 5-9, 155-pound native of Burlington, Ontario completed his fourth season with the University of Guelph in 2018 and led Ontario University Athletics soccer circuit in goals (15) and points (19). For his efforts, he was named an OUA West First-Team All-Star, the OUA West Most Valuable Player and U SPORTS Player of the Year. Kotsopoulos is the Gryphons’ all-time leading scorer with 53 goals and seven assists for 60 points in 57 career games (53 starts).