Prior to UC: Played in 18 of 19 matches as a freshman at Delaware before transferring to Highline College as a sophomore ... Led Highline in scoring (eight goals, four assists), while ranking among the top 15 in the conference and helping Highline to third place in the state ... Started as a freshman at Kentwood High School, leading the team in assists ... Named Kentwood's offensive MVP as a sophomore, again leading the team in assists and earning second team all-league honors ... Served as team captain as a junior, leading Kentwood in goals (13) and assists (seven) ... During junior season, set the school record for career assists while tying the record for goals ... Named second team all-state while helping Kentwood to a third-place finish in the state as a junior and earning a spot on ESPN Rise's top-10 prospects in Washington ... Did not play for Kentwood as a senior after earning a roster spot with the Seattle Sounders FC developmental team.
Personal: Born March 9, 1994, in Seattle, Washington ... Son of John and Dyana Bangsund ... Has two brothers, Trevan and Brandyn ... Brother, Trevan, plays soccer at Pacific Lutheran University ... Cousin, Cam Weaver, has played professional soccer since 2006, including Major League Soccer stops with Seattle Sounders, San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo.
Dayes on Bangsund: "Stefan is a very technical player. He comes in with experience, having played a year at Delaware and one year at a junior college. He is a versatile player who can play wide or as a central midfielder. We think he's going to fit in very well with our possession-oriented style of play."