Hudock Returns To Charleston.

CHARLESTON, SC — The Charleston Battery has agreed to terms with goalkeeper Dusty Hudock for the 2008 season. Hudock is the Battery’s all-time leader in games started (231), he has played eight seasons for the Charleston Battery (1999 – 2004 & 2006 – present) and was a member of Charleston’s 2003 USL First Division Championship winning team. Hudock has twice been named USL First Division Goalkeeper of the Year (1997 & 2002).

Charleston Battery head coach, Mike Anhaeuser,

“Dusty has been one of the best goalkeepers in our league over the past ten years; he brings a wealth of experience not just to the goalkeeping position but also to the team as a whole. With our recent additions and a couple of other players that we are looking at, we should see a return to our past formidable defensive unit.”

Hudock, 35, is the all-time leading goalkeeper for the Charleston Battery with 118 wins and a GAA of 1.08. He has recorded 84 shutouts and started 231 games, both all-time Battery goalkeeper records.

Hudock’s individual honors include: Charleston Battery MVP (2002, 2003, 2004), Charleston Battery Defender of the Year (2001, 2002, 2006 & 2007), and USL First Division Goalkeeper of the Year (1997, 2002).

A native of Phoenix, AZ, Hudock was a key figure in the Battery’s 2003 championship campaign recording vital shutouts in both Eastern Conference Championship games versus the Rochester Raging Rhinos. Hudock also recorded a shutout in the USL First Division Championship game as the Battery defeated the Minnesota Thunder by a score of three goals to none.

Hudock started his pro career with the Seattle Sounders in 1994. Before turning pro, Hudock was a two-time All American at the University of Washington in 1992 and 1993 and led the nation in GAA in 1992.

Battery signs Brian Bell

The Charleston Battery has signed defender Brian Bell; Bell comes to Charleston after spending the 2007 season with the USL Second Division Wilmington Hammerheads.

Charleston Battery head coach, Mike Anhaeuser,

“Brian Bell enjoyed a lot success with Wilmington last year, he is highly rated and I look forward to him competing for a place in our starting line-up.”

A native of Houston, TX, Bell 6-2, 180 lbs., 21 yrs., was an ever-present with Wilmington last year playing 20 games and scoring 1 goal. Bell attended Furman University prior to turning pro.

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