Heitor de Melo, a Sao Paulo Brazil native, will join FC Wichita during the 2016 National Premier Soccer league campaign.
At over 6’1 Heitor de Melo was a major presence at center defender all year for the University of Rio Grande. He produced 17 pts in just 23 appearances, including 2 goals in the NAIA National Championship match while coming from a defensive position.
“Heitor will be able to play 3 or 4 positions in our system,” said CEO Blake Shumaker. “With his obvious ability to score, we’d love to allow him the freedom to get forward when he finds the opportunity. Clearly he’s very strong in a defensive midfield or a center back role.”