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March 06, 2002

USI men’s soccer adds to defense,
Signs back and two goalkeepers

The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team upgraded its defense with the announcement of the signing of a back and a pair of goalkeepers for the 2002 season. USI Head Coach Dan Hogan signed back Greg Mitchum (Louisville, Kentucky) as well as goalkeepers Matt Campbell (Franklin, Tennessee) and Kyle Penick (Evansville, Indiana) to a letters of intent.

Mitchum, a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, was a first-team All-State, All-Section, All-Region, and All-District selection in 2001 and was also selected to the All-State Tournament Team. He helped lead St. Xavier to a state championship in 2000 and a state runner-up in 2001.

“Greg is a welcome addition to our 2002 recruiting class,” Hogan said. “He is an impact player for one of the best high school and club teams in this region. He is a defender that takes pride in not giving up goals.”

Campbell, a native of Franklin, Tennessee, is a senior at Centennial High School and has lettered in soccer each season. He is CHS career and season record holder in goals-against-average, shutouts, and wins with one full season left to play.

In addition to playing at CHS, Campbell has been heavily involved with the Tennessee Olympic Development Program. He has been the starting goalkeeper the past four seasons, not allowing a goal in 12 sub-regional games.

Penick was an All-City and All-District goalkeeper at Evansville’s Harrison High School. He had an outstanding 0.81 goals-against-average in his three years in goal at HHS. The Evansville, Indiana, native is familiar with USI’s style of playing, competing on the Alliance U18 team that is coached by Hogan.

“We gave up three goals a game last year,” said Hogan. “Matt and Kyle will be instrumental in reducing that number,” said Hogan. “Campbell has good size and can kick the ball, while Penick is a great competitor and has natural instinct for the game.”

Dan McDonnell,
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