The Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team has added another player to its roster for the 2002 season with the addition of Scott Poole.
Poole, a forward/sweeper from Xenia, Ohio, scored 16 goals in 18 matches and added five assists as a senior at Xenia High School. For his efforts, he was named to the All-Conference Second Team and the All-Area Third Team. He was also a three-time All-State Academic Team and All-Conference Academic Team selection for his accomplishments both on the field and in the classroom.
"Scott will be a nice addition to our team next fall," said MVNC head coach Paul Furey. "He brings experience, versatility and pace that will make him a valuable resource for us. It is also great to have young men who want to be at a Christian college like MVNC, and I am glad that was important to Scott. He will fit nicely into our program as well as our campus community."
Besides playing soccer, Poole has been active in Student Council throughout his high school years as well as being involved in Young Life and the Xenia Church of the Nazarene youth group. He was also inducted into National Honor Society.
"There are several reasons why I chose to attend MVNC," said Poole of his college choice. "I like the Christian environment of the school. The campus seems really nice. The opportunity to play soccer at a Christian school with a team that is very talented and well-coached is another positive. The people at the school are also nice and welcoming."
The Cougars are coming off a 14-6-2 season in 2001. The team advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA Region IX Tournament for the second straight year, and MVNC also finished fifth in the highly-competitive American Mideast Conference with an 11-4-1 conference mark.