Delaware Christian Soccer Player Signs
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon
Nazarene University mens soccer team has
signed its first recruit of the 2007 season
with the addition of Cody Snouffer, who has
decided to further his education and
continue his soccer career at MVNU.
Snouffer, a midfielder from Delaware,
Ohio, registered 21 goals and 15 assists -
both school records - as a senior at
Delaware Christian High School this past
season. A two-year captain, he also finished
his career with a school-record 48 goals. He
was a two-time All-League First Team
selection, and he was named the MOCAL Player
of the Year as a senior. In addition,
Snouffer was named to the All-District First
Team and the All-Ohio Third Team as a
"Cody is a great start to our 2007
recruiting class, said MVNU head coach Paul
Furey. "He brings many of the qualities we
feel so strongly about in our program. He is
an excellent student, a fine citizen, and a
committed Christian. He has had a stellar
high school career in soccer and brings
excellent experience from a strong club
team. His friendly and out-going personality
will make him a welcome addition to our team
and the campus community.
"I believe Cody will be a very strong
collegiate soccer player, Furey added. "He
is good technically, works hard, and reads
the game well. We look to use him on the
left side to take advantage of his strong
left foot, but he is someone who we could
eventually use on the inside as well.
In addition to playing soccer, Snouffer
has been a three-time scholar-athlete award
recipient. He has also been involved in the
Delaware County Youth Leadership forum, and
he received the 2006 Honda Math Award.
"There are several reasons why I decided
to attend MVNU, said Snouffer of his
college choice. "I want to grow
academically, spiritually, and athletically.
They have a great academic program and a
strong soccer program. I really like Coach
Furey and the players.
MVNU finished the 2006 season with a
7-10-1 overall record and a 4-4-0 mark in
the highly competitive American Mideast
Conference South Division.