The Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team is pleased to announce that Jake Drost has decided to further his education and continue his soccer career by signing with the Cougars.
Drost, a striker from Oberlin, Ohio, was a four-year member of the Firelands High School squad. As a senior, he was named to the Plain Dealer First Team, the Morning Journal First Team, the All-Lorain County Conference First Team, the Greater Cleveland First Team, and the All-Ohio Third Team after registering 23 goals and 16 assists in 17 matches. Drost also scored 64 career goals during his four-year high school career.
"Jake will be a nice addition to our program next fall," said MVNC head coach Paul Furey. "He had tremendous success in high school, and he brings a positive winning attitude with him. He is a hard front runner who I am sure will develop into a contributing part of our attack. I really like his mindset - he is determined to succeed and I am sure he will back that up with a hard work ethic in order to attain his goals."
In addition to playing on his high school team, Drost was a member of the Eerie Coast United club team from 1999-2001. He was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
"There are many reasons why I have chosen to attend MVNC," said Drost, who will join his older brother, Nate, on the Cougars' squad. "However, I mainly wanted to attend MVNC because of the Christian atmosphere and the great people."
The Cougars are coming off a 16-7-1 season in 2000. The team advanced to the National Christian College Athletic Association for the third straight year where MVNC finished third.