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For most Kenyon students, being recognized once at the College’s annual Honors Day ceremony is impressive. But Sam Clougher ’17 is used to going above and beyond.
The 5-foot-7 Lewis is most comfortable playing outside, but said he'll line up wherever the Red Bulls want to use him.
Jack Harrison was just shy of his sixth birthday when professional scouts started calling. He was 7 when he began training with Manchester United. And he was 8 when he signed an agreement to play in the team’s youth academy.
Their smiles are contagious. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why Walani Ndhlovu and Another Kushaina, a pair of native Africans on the men's soccer team, have quickly conquered most of their cultural challenges and adapted rather smoothly to their temporary home on the Union College campus.
To say that Jack Harrison took a unique path to pro soccer may be an understatement. The England-born midfielder -- the No. 1 draft pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft -- played for Manchester United’s youth academy, a prep school in Massachusetts and a multi-cultural New York City youth club before spending one season with Wake Forest University.
With all these names comes the ability to mix it up and tinker with the lineup. Senior captain Zeiko Lewis, by far the best player on the roster, can play centrally or move out wide, with either Johnson or even Enstrom replacing him the middle.
When Jack Harrison was handed this year’s Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year trophy, his Berkshire School (Sheffield, Mass.) teammates seemed more excited than he did. But moments after former Major League Soccer MVP Taylor Twellman delivered the surprise news along with the hardware, the senior midfielder caught on.
One of the Island’s promising teen footballers is to attend college on a scholarship after impressive scores in his last year of high school in the US.
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