Know Your Blitzers: Steve Casey and Nick Jeffs

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We’re less than two months away from the opening kick of FC Buffalo’s 2016 National Premier Soccer League season, which means you need to know a bit more about your 2016 Wolves.

We’ve still got plenty of player commitments to announce in the coming days and weeks, but we’ve posed some question to our first batch of commits in order to get to know them a bit better.

Last week we learned a bit about Bayley Winkel and Andres Vega, as well as Keith Traut and Ian McGrath. On Monday, it was Kieran Toland and Andrew Crawford. On Tuesday? Isaiah Barrett and Ross Suitor.

Today we visit with a couple keepers: Louisville goalkeeper Nick Jeffs and third-year FC Buffalonian Steve Casey from Niagara University.


Nick comes from the Ottawa Fury academy, and will be a junior at Louisville, where he trains under head coach Ken Lolla and goalkeeper coach Danny Cepero.


Best soccer memory: Signing my letter of intent to the University of Louisville and being asked to join Ottawa Fury FC in their preseason

Favorite club player: Joe Hart and Jack Butland

Clubs prior to college: Ottawa Fury

Favorite food from home: Mom’s soft shell tacos

Hobbies? Playing Basketball and video games

Favorite movie: First Transformers Movie

Favorite band/artist: J. Cole

What are you looking forward to about Buffalo? Really looking forward to working with the coaching staff, the players and giving our fans many reasons to cheer and keep coming.





Steve took his bows for FCB in 2013 before his freshman year at NU, the second-youngest keeper to make an appearance for the club. Enters junior year under coach Bill Boyle.

CaseyBest soccer memory: Going up on a corner kick in Gillette stadium and scoring a goal in the 95th min to tie the game up.

Favorite club player: Messi

Clubs prior to college: Revolution Empire

Favorite food from home: Chipotle

Hobbies? MMA, Soccer

Favorite movie: American Sniper, Lone Survivor

Favorite band: Luke Bryan

What are you looking forward to about this summer? Looking forward to playing at a high level while representing our city.