Andrews Announces 2013 Class
WILMORE, Ky. – Asbury men’s soccer head coach Ben Andrews has announced the signing of 13 players for the 2013 season. The Eagles are coming off of a 12-7-1 record a season ago, their second straight double-digit win campaign.
After losing five seniors including four All-KIAC performers the Eagles will have plenty of opportunities for their young players to see the field. Andrews’ 2013 class features six players from the state of Kentucky, four from Florida and one each from North Carolina, Indiana and Brazil. In that mix is one transfer, Austin O’Brien (Daytona Beach, Fla.), who joins the Eagles after playing for two years at Howard University.
The other 12 signees are: Austin Byrum (Crofton, Ky. / University Heights Academy), Zack Andrews (Deltona, Fla. / DeLand High School), Phil Workman (Lexington, Ky. / Trinity Christian Academy), Hudson Ensz (Manaus, Brazil / Homeschool), John Moran (Crittenden, Ky. / Calvary Christian), Jarod Rocco (Wilmore, Ky. / East Jessamine High School), Doug Ward (Port Orange, Fla. / Spruce Creek High School), Jacob McGaughey (Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian Academy), Paul Ledgerwood (Port Orange, Fla. / Spruce Creek High School), Johnny Cochran (Shepherdsville, Ky. / Homeschool), Seth Ury (Elizabeth City, N.C. / Northeastern High School), Landon Brown (Danville, Ind. / Danville Community High School).
Austin O’Brien – Daytona Beach, Fla. (Howard University/Spruce Creek High School)
Played for two years at Howard…appeared in 27 matches for the Bison…recorded on assist during 2011 season playing out of the midfield…named to the Dean’s List…prep standout, playing three years of varsity at Spruce Creek…named All-District, All-Central Florida, Player of the Year…also named Volusia, Brighthouse Player of the Year…graduated Magna Cum Laude…played club for Florida Rush and Orlando Football Club QPR…team won state cup.
Austin Byrum – Crofton, Ky. (University Heights Academy)
Four-year member of UHA squad…midfielder/striker…team captain for three years…named All-District and All-Region in 2011 and 2012…led team in goals, assists and points while leading team to KHSAA Elite 8 in 2011…also member of baseball and basketball teams…team captain of baseball team for two years, basketball for one…All-District in basketball as a senior…participated in KEY Club, Beta Club and FCA.
Zack Andrews – Deltona, Fla. (DeLand High School)
Will play for his brother Ben at Asbury…defensive midfielder…spent three years on team at DeLand…team captain as a senior…scholar athlete all four years…named most improved as a sophomore…named most versatile as a junior…also ran cross country…member of FCA…played club for Orlando Football Club…team won Central Florida Bazooka Tournament and placed second at Central Florida Memorial Day Tournament.
Phil Workman – Lexington, Ky. (Trinity Christian Academy)
Four-year member of TCA team…forward…named to KCAA All-Tournament team in 2010 and 2011…KCAA All-State selection in 2011 and 2012…named KCAA Mr. Soccer in 2012…also participated in baseball and basketball.
Hudson Ensz – Manaus, Brazil (Homeschool)
Played basketball for three years…played club for Probasket, advancing to state finals…cousin to current women’s soccer player Meredith Ury.
John Moran – Crittenden, Ky. (Calvary Christian School)
Played for four years at Calvary Christian…defender…All-Region Defensive Player in 2011…district All-Star team selection…All Defensive player runner up in 2013…also participated in baseball, basketball and track…member of NHS, Beta Club and won work ethic award from 2009-12…played for Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy, winning Dutch Lions Cup…brother, Andrew, plays baseball at Asbury.
Jarod Rocco – Wilmore, Ky. (East Jessamine High School)
Played for four years for Tom Morgan at EJHS…plays as defender/midfielder…All-District team selection in 2012…2012 team MVP…2010 team’s most valuable defender…four-year academic all-state selection…also played basketball…recorded an unweighted 4.0 G.P.A…played club for Storm SC ’95…won LIT and NIKE Challenge Cup.
Doug Ward – Port Orange, Fla. (Spruce Creek High School)
Played for two years at Spruce Creek on varsity…defender…all-tournament team at Hickory Point Invitational in 2013…5-star conference champions in 2013…district champions in 2012, runners-up in 2013…swam for two years…graduated from International Baccalaureate Program…played club for Port Orange Stingrays, named captain for four years.
Jacob McGaughey – Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy)
Three-year member of LCA varsity for Danny Harvey…goalkeeper…named team MVP as a senior…All-“A” district tournament team as a junior and senior…All-District team…All-City Honorable Mention…All-State Academic Honorable Mention for four years…played club for Commonwealth Soccer Club.
Paul Ledgerwood – Port Orange, Fla. (Spruce Creek High School)
Played for two years on varsity at Spruce Creek…played in the midfield…team placed second at Hickory Point Invitational in both junior and senior years…also swam for four years…four-year member of Honor Roll…played club for Port Orange Stingrays, placing third in regional cup competition.
Johnny Cochran – Shepherdsville, Ky. (Homeschool)
Spent four years on varsity…played as a defensive midfielder…All-State in 2012…captain in 2011 and 2012…named Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012…played club for Javanon 95.
Seth Ury – Elizabeth City, N.C. (Northeastern High School)
Played four years of soccer…played in the midfield…named all-conference as a senior…named best defender as a junior and most improved as a freshman…also played lacrosse and football…North Carolina Scholar Award and Presidential Academic Award…member of NHS…sister, Meredith, currently plays soccer at AU.
Landon Brown – Danville, Ind. (Danville Community High School)
Four year member of varsity team at Danville Community…played in Indiana North vs. South All-Star Game…named team MVP, most valuable offensive player and playmaker of the year…played club for Westside United, winning Challenge Cup.