February 06, 2004
USI men’s soccer signs three for the 2004 season
The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent for the 2004 season. First to sign with USI Head Coach Dan Hogan this spring is forward Andrew Bass (St. Peters, Missouri), forward/midfielder Jacy Brimm (Evansville, Indiana), and midfielder Quintin Meyers (Washington, Indiana).
Bass comes to USI from Francis Howell Central High School in St. Charles, Missouri, where he lettered in soccer, baseball, and basketball. As a senior in soccer last fall, Bass was the FHC team captain and was named second-team All-Conference after leading the league in scoring. Bass will graduate from FHC as the school’s second all-time leading scorer.
In addition to FHC, Bass was a member of the Ironkids U-18 select soccer team that was the Missouri State Cup finalist in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Bass also helped lead the Ironkids club to the Super Clubs National Championship in 2001 and to 22 tournament championships in 29 tries.
“Andrew (Bass) will add a lot of speed and scoring ability to our attack in 2004,” said Hogan. “He has the ability to play off of the target or as an attacking center mid. His physical style will fit right in when it comes to competing in the GLVC and the region.”
Brimm travels across Evansville to play at USI after playing four seasons for Central High School, where he lettered in soccer, football, and track. A four-year varsity player in soccer, he was named first-team All-City, All-SIAC, and All-District as a senior. Brimm also was the CHS team captain and the leading scorer.
In addition to his prep career, Brimm played for the Evansville Premier U-15 team the Evansville Elite/Flame U-16 squad, the Evansville Elite U-17, and the Evansville Alliance U-18.
“We try to recruit the best area soccer players and feel we have one of the best in Jacy,” stated Hogan. “I have known him since my first summer here in Evansville and he gets better and better every year.”
Hogan continued, “(Brimm) has all of the physical tools to play just about anywhere for us. I am looking forward to seeing him during pre-season training with our returning players.”
Meyers was named second-team All-State and was an All-Big Eight Conference selection as a senior when he scored 16 goals and dished out 23 assists for Washington High School in Washington, Indiana, in 2003. His 23 assists led the State of Indiana. As a junior, Meyers was third-team All-State and was an All-Big Eight selection when he produced 10 goals and 21 assists, which ranked third in the state.
WHS and Meyers won four IHSAA Sectional Championships (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) three straight Big Eight Conference titles (2001, 2002, 2003) and three IHSAA Regional crowns (2000, 2002, 2003) in four seasons. WHS also advanced to the IHSAA Indiana State Finals in 2003.
“Quintin has had the benefit of playing with a very solid high school and club team,” said Hogan. “I had the opportunity to coach Quintin in club soccer so I am quite familiar with him.
“He is a disciplined player and a very good striker of the ball,” continued Hogan. “He will help us on our left side. We have had nothing but good luck with players from Washington and I am excited to have him as member of our team.”
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