HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted No. 7 overall in 2017 SuperDraft. Signed to a one-year contract with options for 2018, 2019 and 2020 on February 9, 2017.
Nerwinski is a rugged and athletic right back who made 19 regular season starts in his rookie year, though he made his debut as a starter against the New York Red Bulls in Leg 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. He'll be a primary contributor to the Whitecaps backline again this year.
COLLEGE: Nerwinski started 75 of his 81 games for UConn, tallying five goals and 17 assists. He wore the captain's armband his last two seasons in Storrs.