OC alum Lemons signs with new Wichita pro soccer team

Former OC standout Chris Lemons has signed with the Wichita B-52s of the Professional Arena Soccer League.
Former OC standout Chris Lemons has signed with the Wichita B-52s of the Professional Arena Soccer League.

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 26, 2013) – Former Oklahoma Christian standout Chris Lemons has signed with the Wichita B-52s of the Professional Arena Soccer League, allowing him to continue a pro career that began not long after he left OC.

Lemons, who is from Wichita, played for OC from 1998 to 2001, helping the Eagles reach the NAIA quarterfinals as a senior. He earned honorable mention on the NAIA All-America list as a junior in 2000 and was an All-America third-team selection as a senior.

He began his pro career in 2002 with Cwmbran Town AFC in Wales. Since then, he’s played for eight pro teams in the U.S., including a brief stint on the reserve squad for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer in 2007.

Lemons, 33, signed with the Wichita Wings of the Major Indoor Soccer League in 2011 and played with them until the Wings’ franchise folded earlier this year. The B-52s will begin their inaugural season on  Nov. 2.

He also serves as the head boys coach at Andover High School in Andover, a suburb of Wichita.

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