by Pete Richmire

TACOMA, WA. – The Tacoma Stars have added additional depth to their defense by announcing the signing of Missouri S&T graduate Mike Scharf. As per Major Arena Soccer League and team policy, terms of the agreement were not announced. 

In his final collegiate season, Scharf played in every Missouri S&T match on a defense which posted six shutouts and finished their Division II campaign ranked number 16. The Wildwood, MO. Native has spent the past two seasons on the pitch for the Kitsap Pumas.

About the signing of Scharf, head coach Darren Sawatzky had this to say. “The MASL is growing and the need for new young American players is paramount to league long term success. Mike is a very good defender with good feet and a good mind. He fits right into the family here and will hit the ground running.” 

The Stars kick-off the season on Saturday December 1 against the Turlock Express. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84 or go to www.tacomastars.com.

There’s still time to purchase 2018-2019 Season Tickets or a Legacy Membership with the Tacoma Stars. Guarantee your seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84, or emailing info@tacomastars.com, or go to www.tacomastars.com.

Single game tickets to all the Tacoma Stars home games are on sale now. Head to tacomastars.showare.com to purchase your tickets.

Want free tickets to a Stars game? All you have to do is buy 20 or more tickets at our group rate to our home opener, Saturday, December 1st, and we will match the amount purchased with free tickets to another home game this season! Get your group together quick because this offer ends on October 26. Call Group Sales at 1-844-STARS-84.

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