AUSTIN WORMELL BIO
Wormell returns to FC Tulsa in 2023 following his spectacular 2022 effort.
Wormell’s sophomore campaign was one for the ages as the goalkeeper finished fifth in the USL Championship with a 73.8% save pct. and 3.6 saves per 90 minutes played. In 21 appearances, Wormell totaled 76 saves and kept his sheet clean on five occasions. Over the course of the season, he racked up two Team of the Week awards and the coveted Player of the Week honor in Week 24. Wormell was also voted FC Tulsa’s 2022 Most Valuable Player by his teammates, coaches, and the FC Tulsa fans.
After initially being signed to be FC Tulsa’s third keeper, Austin Wormell impressed in his rookie season when filling in for an injured Sean Lewis. Wormell made 17 appearances with 16 starts making 49 saves and coming up with three clean sheets. The rookie would finish with a very respectable 65.3% save percentage on the season and was nominated by the USL Championship for multiple Save of the Week awards during his time in goal.
His prep success led to signing with Creighton University where he redshirted. He transferred to Oregon State University following a year at Creighton before landing at Rogers State in 2019. Wormell has made 16 appearances for the Hillcats since 2019, leading the team to the GAC/MIAA title with a match-winning save in penalties.
Wormell burst onto the local scene at Bishop Kelley as a senior in 2017. He posted 12 clean sheets in 19 matches, leading Bishop Kelley to the 2017 Oklahoma 5A State Championship. He became a local legend in the 5A State title game where he not only made 10 saves in a 2-0 victory, but also scored the match-winning goal with a 65-yard free kick from beyond midfield. Following his 2017 campaign, Wormell was named a Top Drawer Soccer TeamSnap First Team All-American and was Tulsa World’s Player of the Year.
As a youth player in Tulsa, Wormell played for Tulsa Soccer Club from 2010-2016 before moving to Blitz United in 2016-2017. While with Blitz, Wormell played for coach David Bradford, an English soccer player who played for the Tulsa Roughnecks in the NASL in 1982 and 1984.