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Austin Ricci, former Vaughan Azzurri attacker, signs with Valour

By Marty Thompson, 07/10/20, 2:00PM EDT


(Photo: Martin Bazyl Photography/ F10 Sports Photography)

(Photo: Martin Bazyl Photography/ F10 Sports Photography)

Former League1 Ontario standout Austin Ricci has moved to the Canadian Premier League side Valour FC.

The 24-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. signs with the Winnipeg club after a professional debut year with York9 FC.

Ricci made 11 appearances in all competitions for York9 in 2019 and recorded one assist, setting up Simon Adjei’s last-minute goal in Y9’s 3-1 win over his new club, Valour, at the end of the Spring season.

A speedy attacker, Ricci made a name for himself at Vaughan Azzurri, appearing 12 times and scoring six goals in the club’s League1 Ontario championship-winning 2018 season.

Having been released by York9 after the 2019 season, Ricci trialed with Valour this past Spring.