Monday, June 2, 2014

UIS men's soccer team signs two

Springfield (Missouri) Glendale High School midfielder Ruell Chappell and Naperville Nequa Valley Neuqua Valley midfielder Munashe Nyamunduru will play for the University of Illinois Springfield men’s soccer team in the fall.

Chappell dished out 22 assists to rank second in the season record book in 2013. He helped Glendale cap the season with a fourth-place finish at the Missouri Class 3 State Tournament. He received all-conference and All-Southwest region honors. His club team, Springfield Soccer Club, won the NPL Gateway Conference Champion, Missouri State Cup and Midwest Regional Tournament. It advanced to the Youth National Tournament.

Nyamunduru played for Neuqua Valley’s regional championship team in 2013. He was a member of the Chicago Fire club team. His under-14 pre-academy squad was a State Cup finalist. He went on to play for the U-16 United States developmental academy team.

The new students were featured by The State Journal-Register on May 29, 2014.

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