May 16, 2001

Union Signs Two Local Soccer Stand-Outs

Jackson, Tenn—JCM’s Jacob O’Brien and Dyersburg’s Anthony Green signed on Thursday to play college soccer for the Union Bulldogs. O’Brien and Green will both join a Bulldog defense that ranked No.4 in the national last season. Losing only two starters from last year’s squad, Coach White is very excited about fielding an experienced and deep team for the fall of 2001.

Jacob O’Brien, a 5-10 goalkeeper, will come in and solidify an already outstanding defense. O’Brien was selected to the All-District team his sophomore and senior seasons at JCM. He boasted a 0.78 goal against average for his club team and a 1.06 G.A.A for the Cougars. O’Brien led the Cougars to a school’s best 17-3 record. Jacob was also a member of the National Honors Society and received the D.E.C.A Student Athlete Award.

Anthony Green, Dyersburg’s 5-10 sweeper, will also make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs. While at Dyersburg High, Green participated in wrestling and football, along with soccer for four seasons. Green led Dyersburg to a 15-6-4 record and a 2001 District championship. This season, he was selected First Team All-District. Green will lead Dyersburg on Thursday night as they host Bartlett for a spot in the state tournament.

Union’s head soccer coach, Darin White says, "This is a very big day for the Union Soccer program. Soccer is west Tennessee has improved in last five years and we are very excited to be able to add this caliber of talent from Jackson and surrounding areas."


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