Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Andrew Mullican to play at Illinois Springfield

Andrew Mullican has been able to accomplish a list of achievements in his time with Edwardsville High School soccer. 

The three-year starter was a major contributor on a state championship team his junior year, and backed that up by being a captain on a team that won 17 games and made a sectional championship.

Now the All-Sectional pick will have the chance to continue his playing career as a member of the University of Illinois Springfield. He is the third Tiger in the last two years to commit to UIS.

Mullican admits he took his time and looked at a few different schools before making is ultimate decision. “The thing I was really looking for was the chance to get a good education and to be associated with University of Illinois was big for me,” Mullican said.

“As far as getting to play, I was looking for a place where I felt I would really fit in and I think Illinois is a good place for that.”

Mullican will look to make an early impact for the Prairie Stars, a team that went 8-10 last year. The team’s current record sits at 6-12, but the roster only has three seniors. The team will also be returning head coach Jesse Miech, who will be entering his fifth year.

“Last year they were a really young team. They started between seven to nine freshman, so that led to their struggles,” Mullican said. “Next year, they are still going to be pretty young, but they have brought in a lot of good players and hopefully we’ll be able to start winning more games.”

This article appeared online in The Edwardsville Intelligencer on April 13, 2015.

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