by Scott Levinson

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Comets added to their goalkeeper corps with the signing of West Virginia University standout Steven Tekesky today to a two-year contract. As a three-year starter for the Mountaineers, Tekesky finished in the school's Top 10 all-time for matches played, minutes played, wins, starts, shutouts, and saves.

Tekesky, a Raymore, Missouri native who played club soccer with the Sporting Kansas City Academy, earned a MAC Tournament MVP and multiple All-MAC First Team honors during his collegiate career. He was the captain of the U-18 Academy Team in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

In 2013 and 2014, he guided the Academy squad to Missouri State Cup wins. Tekesky has also logged reserve time with the Swope Park Rangers of the USL.

Comets owner Brian Budzinski had this to say about Tekesky: “He instantly makes us better. Alan (Mayer) and I have been working on Stevie since February, and we’re excited to see him in a Comets uniform.”

The work has Tekesky ready to contribute to the club. “I am extremely honored to be joining the KC Comets and I am excited to help provide this team with everything I can to help them win a championship,” he said.

Tekesky will provide the Comets depth on a roster that was hit with goalkeeper injuries during a key run to the 2021-22 Ron Newman Cup Playoffs.