NewsMount Vernon Soccer Standout Signs with Hometown Team
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s soccer team has landed another recruit for the 2004 season with the addition of Isaac Bush, who has decided to further his education and continue his soccer career at MVNU.
Bush, a defender from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was named to the Ohio Capital Conference First Team and the All-District Third Team as a key member of the Mount Vernon High School squad. He was also selected as the Most Valuable Player and Mr. Hustle award recipient by his team, and he played in the Central Ohio All-Star match.
"We are looking forward to Isaac joining us next fall,” said MVNU head coach Paul Furey, who coached Bush’s older brother, Josh, from 1995-1998. "He brings the Cougar mentality we look for to our team - he is a hard-working, dedicated team player who demonstrates the desire to be the best and to help his team achieve success. He is well-founded in his faith, and I know he will be a good teammate to have to those around him.”
"Isaac will be a tenacious, pesky defender who will battle with everything he’s got,” Furey added. "His willingness to learn and his patience with himself will be important in his development as a player, but I am confident he will be a key contributor to our program before his college career is over.”
In addition to playing soccer at Mount Vernon, Bush has earned a varsity letter in both baseball and football. He is a member of National Honor Society and is part of the leadership team for the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. He has also been involved in Bible quizzing at Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene for four years.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Bush of his college choice. "The atmosphere is a peaceful, attractive, learning environment. I was looking for a good Christian school to major in youth ministry. When I graduate, I plan on becoming a youth pastor. MVNU also offered a good accounting program, which I was interested in as well. They also have a great soccer tradition that my brother (Josh) was a part of, and I wanted to be a part of it, too.”
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.