Hartford Athletic goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton is getting the rare chance to play professional soccer in his home state.
The 6-foot-2, 23-year-old is from Wethersfield, Conn., and attended Wethersfield High School. He went on to play four years at the University of Hartford, where he had a stellar career for the Hawks. Over four seasons, Slayton made 74 starts, tallied 293 saves, and recorded a program-record 21 career shutouts. The shot stopper highlighted the 2016 America East All-Rookie Team and was an America East All-Conference Second Team selection his senior year.
This season for the Athletic, he has made eight appearances and has 32 saves.
We recently caught up with Slayton to discuss how this season has been going and his soccer journey to this point.