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JCJC men's soccer team inks solid recruiting class

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The Jones County Junior College 2013 men's soccer signees are a mixture of athletic and academic excellence.

Head coach Oleg Baleyev notes that several of the players not only received postseason athletic honors, but were top students in the classroom, as well.

"I feel very comfortable with all of the signees for the next year," he said, during the school's annual "Bobcat Soccer Recruiting Special," which aired Tuesday morning on JCJC-TV. "We signed a number of players who will take care of business for us next year. Our main focus was to sign players to replace all of our defenders. But I think we signed a number of players who will help us to score goals next year, which was somewhat of a problem for us last year.

"I'm very pleased with the academics of these players. Next year, the standards are going to be higher in order to main your scholarship. Anytime students are performing well in the classroom it's less of a headache for me."

Signing as midfielders for the Bobcats are Evan Buckley of West Jones, Aaron McMillan of Pascagoula and Eddie Ramirez of Biloxi. Defenders are Daylin Britt of Florence, Reese Sloan of Stone and Tyler Gill, Aaron Stoeger and Devin Stoeger, all from Biloxi. Forwards are Nathan Farrell of South Jones and Cole Smith of Long Beach. Goalkeepers are Cody Anderson of West Lauderdale and Gabe Brown of Lewisburg.

"The players who perform more consistently are the players that stand out to me," Baleyev said. "Individual skill is very important in soccer, just like in all sports. You then look at how they are able to read the game. And I also look at how they execute the tactical aspect of the game."

The Bobcats finished second in the MACJC South Division in 2012 and lost in the state semifinals to Holmes, 1-0.


2013 JCJC Men's Soccer Signees



Cody Anderson – West Lauderdale HS – Goalkeeper

Athletic Accomplishments – All District player 2013; All Star HS game participant 2013; Most Improved 2013 (WLHS)

Evan Buckley – West Jones HS – midfielder

Academic Accomplishments – 29 ACT; 4.057 GPA; Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete District 5 Winner; Ranked 11 out of 181 in Senior Class; Future Leaders of Jones County; Hall of Fame.

Athletic Accomplishments – Freshman Year : 1st Team All District; Offensive Player of the District; District Champs.  Sophomore Year: 1st Team All District; Offensive Player of the District.  Junior Year: 1st Team All District. Senior Year: Captain; 1st Team All District; All-Country First Team; MS of Coaches All-Star; Nominated 1st team All State; Nominated for JC Player of the year; Led team in Goals Scored and Assists.

Daylin Britt – Florence HS – Defender

Academic Accomplishments – 22 ACT; Honor Roll Graduate;

Athletic Accomplishments – All District Defensive MVP 2013; Soccer Scholar Athlete 2010-2013; MS All Star Game nominee 2013;

Gabe Brown – Lewisburg HS – Goalkeeper

Academic Accomplishments – 28 ACT; Honor Graduate; Beta Club; Interact Club.

Athletic Accomplishments – MVP 2011,2013; Team Captain 2013; All District 2012-2013;

Nathan Farrell – South Jones HS – Forward

St. Timothy Award – the highest recognition from the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministry, for outstanding leadership and service to their church and community.

Academic Accomplishments – 22 ACT; Summa Cum Laude MS Scholars; Principal's Award for all subjects 9th-12th grade; National Society of High School Scholar; United State Achievement Academy; SJHS Hall of Fame; Most Outstanding Senior Class;

Athletic Accomplishments -  1st Team All District 2010-2013; 2nd Team All District 2009; Most Valuable Offensive Forward 2010-2013.

Tyler Gill – Biloxi HS – defender

Academic Accomplishments – 23 ACT; Graduating with highest honors from Biloxi HS; MS HS Scholar Athlete 2009 – 2013; Biloxi Chamber of Commerce/MS Power Co. scholarship; Member of National Honor Society 2011-2013.

Athletic Accomplishments – All District Team 2011-2013; Most Valuable Defensive Player 2012; 3 year letterman.

Aaron McMillan – Pascagoula HS – Midfielder

Academic Accomplishments – 21 ACT; High Honors and Advance Diploma 2013

Athletic Accomplishments – 3 year letterman 2011-2013; Most Offensive Player 2013 (BSH);

Eddie Ramirez – Biloxi HS – Midfielder

Athletic Accomplishments – MS All Star Game Nominee 2013; Most outstanding forward 2013; Team captain 2013.

Reese Sloan – Stone Co. HS – defender

Academic Accomplishments – 25 ACT; Honor roll in all four years of HS; Lindy Callahan scholar-athlete Nominee for Stone HS; National Honor Society; Beta Club; Lettered in soccer all four years of HS.

Athletic Accomplishments – 1ST Team All-District Junior and Senior Year; Defensive Player of the year award for Senior Year; Tomcat Award for freshman and sophomore year.

Cole Smith – Long Beach - Forward

Athletic Accomplishments – Most Valuable Offensive player 2013 LBHS; Cat Award (MVP) 2012; Most Valuable Offensive JV player (LBHS)

Aaron Stoeger – Biloxi HS - Defender

Athletic Accomplishments – Defensive Player of the Year (BHS) 2013.

Devin Stoeger – Biloxi HS - Defender

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