Max LachoweckiTampaBay-Lachowecki0130_large PRO ALERT: MAX LACHOWECKI ADDED TO ROWDIE'S BACK LINE

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Tuesday another defensive addition to the club’s 2018 roster with the signing of former Real Monarchs SLC fullback Max Lachowecki. Per club and league policy, further contract details were not disclosed, and the signing is pending league and federation approval.

Lachowecki, 25, is a natural left back that played the last two seasons with the Monarchs, and helped the club claim the 2017 USL Regular Season Championship. He is the second former Monarchs defender signed by the Rowdies this offseason, joining Kyle Curinga.

“I am very happy to be joining the Tampa Bay Rowdies,” said Lachowecki. “It’s an honor to get the opportunity to play for a club with such a rich and decorated history.  I look forward to putting in the hard work with the rest of the guys and to continue to make the best fans in the league proud.”

In his two seasons in Salt Lake City, Lachowecki made 60 USL appearances, logging nearly 5,000 minutes of action. A season ago, he recorded 56 interceptions and clearances, while winning both regular and aerial duels at a rate of greater than 60 percent in addition to two goals and two assists.