JACKSON, Tenn. - 6/10/2004 - The Union University Bulldog soccer team has added four players, each of them freshmen, to the 2004 roster. Andrew Wright, Brendon Kuhlman, and Clayton Stockett each from Tennessee and Michael Pugh from Cullman, Alabama have signed to play their college soccer for Union’s head coach Dr. Darin White.
Wright, a 6-foot-3 155 lb. utility player joins Union from Dyersburg, Tenn. He played defense for three seasons at Dyersburg High School where he served at team captain as a senior in 2004. He tallied three defensive goals and several defensive assists during his senior campaign. As a senior, he received a Who’s Who Academic Award, was an honor student, and received the academic leadership award. Wright will enter Union this fall as a freshman and will major in Biology.
Kuhlman, a 6-foot 155 lb. striker, is a 2004 graduate of Evangelical Christian School in Cordova, Tennessee. A native of Cordova, Kuhlman played four season of soccer and one season of track for ECS. In soccer, he tallied a high school scoring average of 15 goals per season. Academically, Kuhlman was named to the Principle’s List, he graduate with honors, and was a member of the Beta Club.
Stockett, a 5-foot-10 150 lb. midfielder, is from Goodlettsville, Tennessee and is a 2004 graduate of Beech High School in Hendersonville. While at Beech High School, he was a two sport athlete in soccer and basketball. Stockett earned the Coach’s Award as a senior and was named the Rookie of the Year as a freshman for his soccer performances. He is a member of the Honor Society, a Who’s Who student, and a member of the Beta Club. Stockett also graduate Top 10% of this class and is on the National Honor Roll. Stockett will enter Union this fall as a freshman and will major in Athletic Training.
Pugh, a 5-foot-8 145 lb. forward, is a native of Cullman, Alabama where he graduated from Cullman High School in 2004. He was a four year starter for the school’s soccer team and earned sever honors. Among those were being named to the North Alabama All-Star team and All-State as a junior. In his sophomore year, Pugh was named All-State and the state tournament MVP. That season, he led Cullman to the 2002 Alabama State Championship. He scored 32 goals as a senior and tallied 70 goals during his four year high school career. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was also involved in student government. Pugh will join Union this fall and will major in Youth Ministry.
Union opens the 2004 season with a road game at Belmont University in Nashville on August 23.
Related Item(s): Pictured Below (L to R): Andrew Wright (Dyersburg); Clayton Stockett (Goodlettsville); Brendon Kuhlman (Cordova); Michael Pugh (Culman, Ala.)
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