by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY (December 9, 2020) – The Kansas City Comets announced today that goalkeeper, Mark Saxby has signed a new two-year contract. Per team and league policies, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Saxby is entering his fourth season with the Comets. Thrust into action late in the 2017-18 season due to goalkeeper injuries, he quickly made a name for himself while appearing in six games. The following season, Saxby appeared in 13 games, winning eight of them. Last season, Mark appeared in three games, winning two of them. For his career, Mark owns a 12-9 record in goal.

“It’s nice to have Mark back,” said Comets Head Coach, Leo Gibson. “He is a good, hardworking goalkeeper whose experience, passion and uplifting personality are only going to make us better.”

Saxby, an Olathe, KS, native, began his collegiate career at Benedictine College, starting the entire season as a freshman. He transferred to Johnson County Community College for a semester, where he made 19 appearances in 2009, making 72 saves and even earning NJCAA Player of the Week as he helped his team to a 13-6 record. Saxby transferred back to Benedictine for his junior and senior seasons. He amassed a 26-9-1 record in his Benedictine career, including 9 shutouts in 2011.

“I am both humbled and grateful to be able to play another two seasons for Coach Gibson and the Comets,” Saxby said. “We have many things to prove not only to ourselves, but to the rest of the league and our incredible fans.”