Monday, August 20, 2018

Baker's Blake Levine Signs with Nashville Soccer Club of the USL

Baker University Sports Press Release

BALDWIN CITY – Former Baker University men's soccer standout Blake Levine has signed a professional contract with the Nashville Soccer Club of the United Soccer League (USL).

The Overland Park, Kansas native joins the Nashville club after playing four years for the Wildcats.

"We are really excited for Blake Levine," said Baker head men's soccer coach Nate Houser. "He graduated as a captain and All-American for us and finished as the all-time scoring and assist leader for Sporting Academy Collegiate players. He is very deserving of this opportunity to play at the next level."

Levine helped lead Baker to four NAIA National Championship tournament appearances and scored 32 goals in his career with a career-best 10 goals in 2017. He also had 20 assists in his career.

The 2017 NAIA All-American ended the season with 14 assists leading Baker and ranking No. 5 in the NAIA and his six game winning goals led the squad and also ranked No. 5 nationally.

Levine's signing with Nashville marks the second former Baker Wildcat to sign with a team from the USL in the last two years, as Amer Didic signed with the Swope Park Rangers of the USL in May of 2016, later signing with Sporting KC of Major League Soccer (MLS) in May of 2017.

Levine spent this season with Inter Nashville FC of NPSL. Levine made four appearances for Inter Nashville at the end of its season, scoring twice.

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