by Pete Richmire

INDEPENDENCE, MO. – After taking the field for three different MASL teams last season, forward Zach Reget solidified his future by signing a three-year contract with the Kansas City Comets as announced by the team today. Per team and league policies, the terms of the agreement with the MASL veteran and U.S. National Futsal Team member were not disclosed.

Reget, a Kenosha, Wisconsin native, began last season with the Florida Tropics, his fourth with the club. In 11 games, he notched 17 points on 13 goals and four assists before his season took a dramatic change.

A mid-season trade sent Reget to Harrisburg where he played just two games, scoring two goals before being dealt again, this time to Kansas City. In 10 games with the Comets, Reget recorded 12 goals and 10 assists, good for a 2.2 points-per-game average, the highest of his five-year MASL career.

On the adversity, Reget said, “I had a very unorthodox year last year and with a ton of reflecting I feel like God has placed me here for a reason, and I am supposed to be here right now.”

For his career, Reget has appeared in 98 games with 100 goals and 56 points to his credit, good for a points-per-game average of 1.6. He has tallied over 20 goals per season every year in the league except the COVID-19-shortened 2021 campaign which was restricted to just eight appearances.

In addition to his prowess in the indoor soccer game, Reget has made a name for himself on the hardwood as well with his time with the U.S. National Futsal team. In 2021 he appeared in every game for his country at the CONCACAF Championship in Guatemala, taking home a silver medal following knockout round wins over the host country and the Dominican Republic. The next year, he was nominated for the 2022 U.S. Futsal Player of the Year Award.

In his first game with the Comets, Reget found the back of the net five times, including the game-winner against the visiting Tropics in a 12-6 Kansas City win on February 10 at Cable Dahmer Arena. He went on to have four more games with at least three points to finish the season.

He is ready for more.

“I’m motivated to continue my journey here in KC with this incredible fan base that reminds you all the time of how great this job really is. I feel as if the organization as a whole, from the owners to the coaches, the players, the trainers, and the staff all have a sense of professionalism and drive to be better every day,” Reget said.

Reget believes that drive brings the organization closer to winning the final game of the MASL season.

He said, “Surrounding myself with people with the same goal, pushing one another out of our comfort zones to get the maximum out of each other is going to be special. We will train and push each other to the maximum each day and test one another mentally and physically day in and day out. By doing that each day we will have no choice but to grow and take another step closer to the Cup.”

That attitude is exactly what Comets’ head coach Stefan Stokic is looking for.

“Extending Zach’s contract is exciting for the KC Comets. Having Zach for the next three years is huge for the team and organization. We all know about Zach’s talent and qualities as a player, but what we love the most about Zach is his mentality and desire to win,” said Stokic.