NewsBrush High School Soccer Standout Signs with MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's soccer team has landed its first recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of Adam Pelak, who recently signed a letter of intent to further his education and continue his soccer career at MVNU.
Pelak, a forward/midfielder from South Euclid, Ohio, helped Brush High School to four straight Western Reserve Conference titles. As a senior in 2003, he was second on the team with 11 goals and 13 assists as he was named to the All-Conference Second Team and played in the Cleveland area All-Star match. Pelak was also a News Herald Honorable Mention pick and a Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention selection, and he was named to the Brush Invitational All-Tournament Team as his team won the title.
"Signing Adam is a nice start to our 2004 recruiting class," said MVNU head coach Paul Furey. "He is a fine young man, a good student, and a solid soccer player who will fit nicely into the mission of our university. During his campus visit, Adam fit right in with the players and knew this was the right place for him. I know that he is excited about becoming a Cougar, and we are pleased to have him for the next four years."
"Adam is a quick, unselfish player with good foot skills, who sees the field well," Furey added. "He also has good scoring abilities. He comes from a winning high school program at Brush and has played with very tough and competitive club teams such as the AC Rebels."
In addition to playing soccer at Brush, Pelak has played for the AC Rebels club team since 2000 in the Lake Erie Youth Premier Soccer League. In addition, Pelak has been on the Merit Roll at Brush in 2001 and 2003.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU," said Pelak of his college choice. "I felt comfortable there and I liked the good group of guys on the soccer team."
MVNU finished the 2003 campaign with a 13-5-1 overall record. The Cougars also went 4-3-1 in the highly competitive American Mideast Conference South Division to finish in a tie for fourth place.