MILWAUKEE (Jan. 31) — Once a Milwaukee Wave camper and later a staff coach, goalkeeper Bryce Boyd is now a player for the Milwaukee Wave after signing a contract with the team Wednesday.

Boyd, a native of Mequon who played at the University of San Francisco for three years and then at UW-Milwaukee in 2010, joins the roster with veteran Nick Vorberg headed to injured reserve due to a hand injury. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Boyd made six starts and seven total appearances at UWM with a 1.36 goals-against average.

“I started as a camper back in the day, went to games with my family,” Boyd said. “My first jersey was a Victor Nogueira jersey. To finally become a signed player is a dream come true.”

Boyd has been training with the team for two years and is familiar with the players and Coach Keith Tozer's system.

“We're fortunate to have a player of his ability who's fit, knows the system and can help us while Nick is on IR,” Tozer said.

Vorberg is 3-1 in four appearances this season, but has not played since Dec. 13. Marcel Feenstra is 7-1 in goal for the Wave and is third in the MISL with a 10.52 points allowed average.

The Wave (10-2) visit St. Louis (4-10) at 1:35 p.m. Saturday with hopes of maintaining its slim lead on Baltimore (10-3) in the league standings.