The experienced midfielder with a great fan following has returned for 2019, his 9th with the team, quite the legacy he is building there. His 162 games rank right up there near the top, 12,422 minutes with 21 goals and 21 assists he is from NC and will be pivital for success this year. HC Dave Sarachan stated, " I was really pleased that Austin is going to be apart of my first year here and hopefully for many years to come". Laz added, "I'm happy to continue to have the opportunity to be part of the progress of the club." Off the field, in the last 2 years he earned the Summitt Hospitality Comunity Service Award, fitting as he is a leader in community appearances, his Playing for Pride campaign is a hit. This pet project achived new levels and unforeseen expansion, with Athlete Ally, over 110 players and numerous fans got together to raise just shy of $25,000 for LGBTQ rights in June.