Wichita Goalkeeper Steven Hamersky Retires
The Wichita Wings announce today that goalkeeper Steven Hamersky will retire ahead of the 2022-2023 season. The team bids farewell to Hamersky as a player, but looks forward to utilizing him in a coaching capacity.
Hamersky, who had dealt with numerous concussions over the last two years made a final decision at the beginning of October to take a step back and focus on his career in law enforcement. Hamersky served on the Newton Police force during his stint with the Wings and quickly became known as "The Lawman" amongst Wings fans.
AN ERA OF SUCCESS
A Letter to the Fans
In a letter to Wings fans Steven Hamersky wrote "I promise this decision has not come without heartache, as soccer has been my love for as long as I can remember. That love of playing a larger stage has definitely come from you all. The atmosphere you all provide is second-to-none and I could not ask for a better support system. "
Players and Staff
"It's going to be hard to replace Hamersky's intensity and experience on the field. He's been a clear leader out of the back the last 3 seasons for us and will be missed." - Roger Downing, Head Coach
"Hamersky's intensity, dedication, and willingness to put his body on the line is unmatched. He was a joy to play with." - Kevin Ten Eyck, Captain/Assistant Coach
"Steven has been brilliant over the years as both a player and a steward of the game in Wichita. We will always have a home for him and wish him well in the next chapter of his life." - Blake Shumaker, Owner
2022-2023 Season Notes
The Wings will host two Holiday games on back-to-back Friday's at Hartman Arena. The home opener is set for December 23, 2022 and the other will be played on December 30, 2022. The full schedule will be released later this week.
Tickets go on sale November 1, 2022.