CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Head Coach Josh Murton has announced his latest recruits for the class of 2014.  Murton is pleased to introduce five newcomers to the OCU soccer program that will take the field for the first time this Fall.  Robert Varela, Angel Parades, Brody Baise, Keenon Young, and Garrett Irwin will all look to make an impact for the Trailblazers during the 2014 season.



International School of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

  • Part of the 2011 Honduran National Finalist HS team with International School
  • 2011 Male Athlete of the Year for International School Tegucigalpa
  • Member of the 2008 & 2009 Honduran U-15 National Team
  • Played for Troya Futbol Club (Division 3 Honduran team)
  • Played for Gimnastico FC U18 team and Played for Recreativo FC in club experience
  • Also a varsity player for IST's basketball team
  • 2010 Golden Glove Winner for the FENAFUTH Soccer League allowing only 10 goals in 12 months

"Roberto is a great signing for us.  He will bring in a wealth of experience as a goal keeper on the field, but he also is guided by our Lord into ministry which will be wonderful addition to us on and off the field.  We are very excited to have this caliber of player to continue to be interested in our strong program."


International School of Tegucigalpa (Honduras)

  • Has played on the Varsity team for all four years, as a starter.
  • 1st Place Regionals 2010/2011 and 2013/14
  • 3rd Place Nationals 2010/2011 and 4th Place in 2013/14
  • Captain in Club Soccer for Marathon CD and Juventus FC
  • Played on a 3rd Division team in Honduras in Troya FC
  • Team Captain for IST in 2013/14
  • Named to the National All-Star Team in 2013/14

"Angel will come in and bring a style that we are familiar with here at OCU.  Possess and work the ball down the field.  He's craft and skilled and we are excited he is coming to us."


Southestern HS, S. Charleston, Ohio

  • 2nd Team All-Miami Valley
  • 1st Team All Ohio Heritage Conf.
  • Team MVP
  • Scored 15 goals and 10 assists
  • Team Captain
  • Kicked for the HS football team
  • Playing for Ohio Galaxies FC U18

"Brody will bring speed and a "nose" for the goal that will be great for our program.  He will bring excitement and a high energy level to the program."


Kenton Ridge HS in Springfield, Ohio

  • 3 sport athlete at Kenton Ridge HS (Soccer, Basketball, Baseball)
  • Central Buckeye Conference Honorable Mention
  • Dayton North All-Star Team
  • Varsity Sophomore through Senior Year
  • Co-Captain

"Keenon is an athlete and brings a strong level of intensity to the field.  He also has a great story and is a strong Christian who will be a great addition to our program."


Kings HS, Kings Mill, Ohio

  • 1st Team All-Conference (Eastern Cincinnati Conference)
  • Team Defensive MVP
  • Played varsity all four years
  • Starter for Thunder United

 "Garrett is a strong, physical force and will be a very strong defender for us.  He is passionate about the game and will be another great addition to our program."