Ryan Purcell and All-AUDL Member Jeff Loskorn Re-Sign With Austin Sol
January 20, 2017
The Austin Sol have announced the re-signing of veteran handlers Ryan Purcell and Jeff Loskorn for the 2017 season. The two combined to throw 101 assists for the 7-7 Sol last season en route to a fourth place finish in the South Division.
A team captain and the main cog in Austin's offense in 2016, Purcell had the highest usage rate as a thrower for the Sol during their inaugural season, individually accounting for 14 percent of the team's total completions. His team-high 62 assists placed him third overall in the league.
Nominated to the 2016 All-AUDL Second Team, Loskorn was an all-around star for Austin last year, compiling 39 assists, 17 goals, and 16 blocks while splitting time between offensive and defensive lines. Loskorn also received the league's Player of the Week honor for his stellar performance during Week 7.
Jeff Loskorn (first clip) and Ryan Purcell (second clip) were instrumental to Austin's successes in 2016.
In addition to the signings of Purcell and Loskorn, the team also announced that handler Chase Cunningham would be returning for the 2017 season. The big lefty Cunningham finished second on the Sol last season with 49 assists on 304 completions. Austin will go forward having retained all three of their top throwers from last year.
— Austin Sol (@atxsol) January 20, 2017