Charleston Battery announced Friday the signing of winger Alexander Dexter for the remainder of the 2022 season, pending league and federation approval.
Dexter initially joined the Battery on a 25-day contract in early July and impressed during his three appearances. He made his Patriots Point debut in the 3-1 victory over Hartford Athletic and his first start in the 3-3 road draw against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity and excited to be with this group of players,” said Dexter in team release. “I can’t wait to repay the coaching staff with more results and continue to improve every day. While I have only been here this month, I see that the squad has so much quality and believe the rest of the season will be very positive.”
“Dexter came in a short-term deal and has done really well in his time with us, he’s integrated himself in the team and had some good performances in games and training,” said Battery Head Coach Conor Casey.
“We’re excited for the versatility that he brings in the wide areas for us and just really happy to have him for the rest of the year to help us get results.”
Prior to Charleston, Dexter competed for Loudoun United FC on a short-term contract where he appeared in three matches in 2022. He scored his first professional goal on May 28, against the Black and Yellow.
The winger played his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh. With the Panthers, Dexter appeared in 91 matches, tallying 22 goals and 22 assists across five seasons. He finished his career second in all-time assists for the program. Alexander also earned All-ACC honors in 2020 and was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team in 2017.
A native of Brooklyn, Dexter spent time with German academy FK Pirmasens before Pitt.