NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb men’s soccer head coach Charles Morrow announced the addition of six student-athletes. They will join the Bisons for fall camp beginning at the end of July.
“We are excited about our 2013 class,” Morrow said. “We feel like we have addressed our needs for guys that have graduated as well as finding guys who can compete in helping us upgrade in some areas.
“We have a group of very competitive players coming in and we look forward to getting them on campus in the fall. At this point we will add 3-4 more players with this initial group of players.”
Micah Bledsoe, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, joins the Bisons as a goalkeeper. Bledsoe was named All-GCL League his senior season as he led the conference with 10 shutouts.
“Micah is a goalkeeper with great size,” Morrow said. “We were impressed with Micah’s ability to control his box and handle crosses. We feel Micah has huge upside and has potential to push for playing time right away.”
Scout Monteith joins the Purple and Gold as a midfielder. Monteith, a native of Charlotte, N.C., earned All-State honors in 2010 and 2011 along with being named the conference player of the year in 2011. He set his high school single season goals scored record with 22. Monteith also played for the USSF Academy team North Meck Soccer Club out of Charlotte.
“Scout has played at the highest level with the academy team,” Morrow said. “He will bring physicality to the center of the field, filling a big need for 2013. He is a versatile player and has the potential to compete for time right away.”
Lucas Wiman, a native of Owensboro, Ky., is an All-State performer who has scored 38 goals in his high school career. He has won numerous club championships, including a national championship in Futsol.
“Wiman is a dependable and consistent defender of the classic mold – tough, safe and composed on the ball,” Morrow said. “He will bring a confidence and winner’s mentality to the Bisons defense and will be a great student-athlete for our program.”
Cameron Botes, hailing from Charlotte, N.C., joins Lipscomb after playing for the United States Developmental Academy along with the Charlotte Soccer Club. A defensive specialist, Botes has been the starting centerback for his club and started every game of his high school career.
“Cameron’s size, awareness on the field and technical ability will bring versatility to the back line,”
Morrow said. “He has a great frame and soft feet. We feel like Cameron has the potential to be one of the more dominant centerbacks in the A-Sun.”
Kit Huddleston, a native Saltillo, Miss., is a three-time Mississippi State Cup Finalist and a 2012 Alabama State Cup Finalist. He also toured through Coasta Rica on an ODP International Tour where he scored a goal.
“We view Kit as a ‘diamond in the rough’ and are confident he will flourish in our disciplined style of play,” Morrow said. “He has been exposed to the highest level of club soccer with the former USSF BUSA Academy Team and multiple ODP teams. He has a passion to compete and will vie early on to be featured within the fall roster.”
Timothy Horth, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was an All-State honoree in 2012. He is a five-time state cup champion and has gathered great success with his club team Everest in Ohio.
“Tim’s Everest team made the finals of the Disney Showcase this year,” Morrow said. “He has the size to play in the center of the back, but also the pace to play out wide. His versatility will give him the opportunity to compete right away.”