Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Marysville Soccer Standout Signs
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 2006 season
with the addition of Tyler Warwick, who has decided to further his
education and continue his soccer career at MVNU.
Warwick, a defender from Marysville, Ohio, was a two-time All-Ohio
Capital Conference First Team selection and team Most Valuable
Player at Marysville High School. As a senior, he was also named to
the Central District Second Team and the CDSCA All-Star Team.
Warwick, who was a two-year captain, helped anchor a defense that
allowed just 25 goals in 17 matches in 2005 - the second fewest in
school history - including just eight conference goals. He also
recorded two goals and three assists.
"Signing Tyler has helped us fill an immediate need after losing two
defenders to graduation,” said MVNU head coach Paul Furey. "He
brings great pace and technical ability as a back and is very strong
in the air. He is a tough competitor, and his experience with his
club team and with a knowledgeable high school coach has helped
prepare him to make an immediate impact at the college level.”
"Tyler had other opportunities to play in good collegiate programs,
but I am thankful he selected MVNU because he saw the importance of
a Christian education,” Furey added. "I am looking forward to his
contributions on and off the field at MVNU.”
In addition to playing soccer at Marysville High School, Warwick has
also been a member of the Ohio Thunder club team since 2003.
"There were several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Warwick of his
college choice. "MVNU had the total packed when I looked at it.
There is a good soccer team and I can get a good education and
develop spiritually. It is also close to my family with my
grandparents and aunts and uncles just 10 minutes away and my
parents about an hour or so away.”
MVNU finished the 2005 campaign with an 11-5-3 overall record. The
Cougars also went 4-3-1 in the highly competitive American Mideast
Conference South Division to finish tied for fourth place.