FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2001
Union Signs Two Local Soccer Stand-Outs
Jackson, Tenn—JCM’s Jacob O’Brien and Dyersburg’s
Anthony Green signed on Thursday to play college soccer for
the Union Bulldogs. O’Brien and Green will both join a
Bulldog defense that ranked No.4 in the national last season.
Losing only two starters from last year’s squad, Coach White
is very excited about fielding an experienced and deep team
for the fall of 2001.
Jacob O’Brien, a 5-10 goalkeeper, will come in and
solidify an already outstanding defense. O’Brien was
selected to the All-District team his sophomore and senior
seasons at JCM. He boasted a 0.78 goal against average for his
club team and a 1.06 G.A.A for the Cougars. O’Brien led the
Cougars to a school’s best 17-3 record. Jacob was also a
member of the National Honors Society and received the D.E.C.A
Student Athlete Award.
Anthony Green, Dyersburg’s 5-10 sweeper, will also make
an immediate impact for the Bulldogs. While at Dyersburg High,
Green participated in wrestling and football, along with
soccer for four seasons. Green led Dyersburg to a 15-6-4
record and a 2001 District championship. This season, he was
selected First Team All-District. Green will lead Dyersburg on
Thursday night as they host Bartlett for a spot in the state
Union’s head soccer coach, Darin White says, "This
is a very big day for the Union Soccer program. Soccer is west
Tennessee has improved in last five years and we are very
excited to be able to add this caliber of talent from Jackson
and surrounding areas."