Virginia Tech’s Kyle McDowell has signed with USL League One side One Knoxville SC, as announced by the team on Friday.
In three seasons with the Hokies, McDowell recorded 14 assists in 47 appearances. All 47 of McDowell’s appearances for Tech came from starting in the left-back or left wing-back position.
“I’m excited for Kyle to take this next step in his soccer career,” head coach Mike Brizendine said about the West Sussex, England native. “He’s been a tremendous player for us and we wish him nothing but the best!”
McDowell scored twice for Virginia Tech – both goals coming in the 2021 postseason. His first goal came against No. 6 Pitt in the ACC Championship quarterfinal followed by the opening goal in Tech’s NCAA Tournament first round matchup with Campbell.
The 2021 campaign was McDowell’s best for Tech, as he earned first team All-State honors from VaSID. He was tied for third in the ACC in assists with eight throughout the season.
One Knoxville SC will begin competing in USL League One in 2023 after competing in the USL League Two for one season.