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New BPC men’s soccer recruits join team for fall practice
| BPC’s men’s soccer team welcomed nine new recruits to campus August 5 to begin fall practice. Back row (L-R): Mike Burgess, Nick Thrower, Phillip Jordan and Nathan Okogie. Front row (L-R): Alex Campbell, Anthony Rivera, Carlos Pereyra and Horacio Ocampo. Not shown: Gerard Harewood.
By Taylor Hereford
BPC Director of Marketing
MOUNT VERNON—The Brewton-Parker College men’s soccer team welcomed nine new recruits to campus August 5 to begin preparations for the 2007 season.
Mike Burgess, from Callahan, Fla., was named captain of the West Nassau High School soccer team his senior year when he scored five goals and notched 11 assists as a midfielder.
Alex Campbell, from Camden County High School in St. Mary’s, scored 23 goals and assisted on roughly 50 other goals during his high school career.
Gerard Harewood, from Port of Spain Trinidad, was vice-captain for the Maravel Football Club team where he was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2001 and Most Disciplined Player in 2002. He began his soccer career by playing at Trinity College.
Phillip Jordan, from Ware County High School in Waycross, started in goal all four years of his high school career. He made All-Region honorable mention his freshman year, second team All-Region his sophomore year, and first team All-Region both his junior and senior years.
Horacio Ocampo, from Mount Zion High School in Atlanta, scored 105 goals during his high school career. He received the team MVP award during both his junior and senior years.
Nathan Okogie, from Shiloh High School in Snellville, scored 35 goals and registered 16 assists in three years of varsity soccer. He was named to the All-Gwinnett County team in 2007.
Carlos Pereyra, from Mount Zion High School in Atlanta, was the team captain his junior and senior years. He won the 2006 MVP award and the 2007 Star Player award while at the school.
Anthony Rivera, from Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Fla., helped the Wolfpack soccer team to three straight regional finals. He scored 16 goals and had 12 assists as a defender. During his senior year, he was named Defensive MVP and also to the North Florida All-Star team, which played all-stars from south, west, and east Florida.
Nick Thrower, from Cairo High School in Cairo, was a four year varsity starter and team captain during his junior and senior years. He was also named first team All-Region during this time.
The Barons began a two-game preseason schedule Wednesday, August 15 by defeating North Georgia College and State University at home, 2-1. They were shutout by South Georgia College this past Saturday, 3-0.
The team opens the regular season on the road August 23 against Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. The regular season home opener for the Barons will be September 1 at 2 p.m. against Berry College. The Berry match will also be the conference opener for the men’s team.
For more information on the Brewton-Parker College men’s soccer team, visit the team’s website at www.bpc.edu/athletics/soccer_mens/soccermens.htm.