After several departures, regional football team KSV Hessen Kassel have now announced a second newcomer after Steven Rakk, who is not a potential U19 player.
Kassel – Hendrik Strostzik is a seasoned central defender for FC Giessen – and the player responsible for the final goal last season. At 1:3 in Central Hesse on June 12, the 30-year-old scored 3:0.
Starostzik comes from Marburg, is 1.90 meters tall and played for SC Paderborn in youth. Further stations were Wiedenbrück, Bochum II, Stuttgarter Kickers, Dynamo Dresden, Hallescher FC, Pacific FC (Canada), Nestved BK (Denmark) and FC Giesen, which he joined last summer. Gisner Allgemeine reported on Monday that the 30-year-old had canceled his contract in Central Hesse, which was actually valid until 2022. He didn’t feel completely at home at the club and so decided he wanted to leave, quoted in the newspaper. At Kassel he receives a two-year contract which is valid for the regional league.
Starostzyk, who was captain of Gessen, played 30 games last season, scoring four goals. He played a total of 68 times in the Third Division for Stuttgarter Kickers and Hallesen FC, in his year with Dresden in the Second Division only four times due to multiple injuries.
After defenders Robin Urban, Alexander Misbach and Luis Olmeroth were gone, coach Tobias Damm is relieved that a defender is now joining. “I am very pleased with this commitment. It came in a relatively short time. Following the news that his contract at Giessen was being terminated, we contacted his advisor. We knew he was looking for a new club ,” he says. Although he only knows Strouszic as an opponent so far, he knows that a loud, two-sided and header-strong player who also has qualities in the development game will join the Lions. .
Starostzik will pair central defender Kevin Nenhuber in the coming season, who moved from Giesen to Kassel in January 2020. The 33-year-old is still battling a leg injury. The metatarsal bone that was broken in February 2020 is again causing problems. Even if both defenders come and go to the Lions from the same club, they themselves don’t know. Strostzik moved to Giesen six months after Nanhuber’s departure.
It will certainly take some time for fans to see the newcomer on the field for the first time. However, KSV has already canceled almost all Test matches for preparation. It begins with two friendly matches against field teams on 13 and 14 July, with the opponents, venues and times not yet determined. Löwen will compete in Wuppertal from 2 pm on 17 July, with another friendly match planned against a team from North Hesse at Kassel from 6 pm on 20 July. SG Barockstadt will be a guest on 24 July from 2 PM, on 31 July from 2 PM. The game ends with an away game on 7 August at Wiedenbrück from 12 noon. By then the roster will be ready. (Maximilian Bulau)
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