Mark Weir, a goalkeeper from Edinburgh Scotland, has signed with FC Wichita for the 2016 National Premier Soccer League Season.
Weir is an opposing force in goal at 6’4 and 195 Lbs. He was a member of Scottish side Glasgow Rangers FC from 2004-2010 where he started as an academy player. In the 2005-2006 season Weir was selected to play for the Scotland National Team at the U16 & U17 age. Those days were a wealth of experience, highlighted by lining up against the likes of Eden Hazard and Belgium in 2006.
In 2007 Weir left high school and signed a 3 year contract to play as a full time Rangers FC professional from the age of U17-U19. During that time Weir spent one season on loan at Kilmarnock F.C (Scottish Premier League) from 2008-2009, where he played in the U19 group. After, Mark returned to Rangers FC for the 2009-2010 season still eligible for U19, and was again selected for the Scottish U19 National team training squad.
Following that, Weir went on to play 2 years semi-pro in Scotland, winning a league title and making the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup. Next, Weir then came to the states to pursue his education and play in college for Bethel University in Tennessee. Mark finished his 4 year college career last fall winning 2 conference championships and the 2015 Goalkeeper of the Year award. He leaves Bethel as the Single Season All-Time leader in saves, and the Single Game All-Time leader with 12 in 1 match.
“I’m looking forward to what should be a great season,” said Weir. “We look to maintain our Conference Championship in Wichita, and make a successful run in the US Open Cup.”
“Mark’s resume speaks for itself,” said GM Larry Inlow. “What impressed me the most, from the first time I spoke to Mark, he wasn’t interested in coming to Wichita unless he’d get pushed everyday and have to fight for a job.”