Men's Soccer Adds All-American Brice Carr for 2008
Dec. 11, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington men's soccer head coach George Lidster has announced that defender Brice Carr, an adidas/NSCAA Youth Boys All-American, will join the Colonials for the 2008 season.
Carr has spent the last year training in the U.S. U-17 National Team residency program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. He trained with and was an alternate on last summer's U-17 World Cup Team, which advanced to the knockout stage of the event hosted by South Korea.
"Brice is a player that has already experienced, on a day-to-day basis, a very high standard of soccer. He has trained with and played against some of the best players in the world at his age. His experience will bring an immediate impact to our program and we couldn't be more excited to have him on board," said Lidster.
Prior to IMG Academy, Carr was a three-year starter at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee, WI, helping the Hilltoppers to a state championship as a sophomore and earning first team all-state honors as a junior.
A two-time adidas/NSCAA Youth Boys All-American (2004, 2007), Carr has attended U.S. National Team training camps in each of the past four years and has competed at adidas' prestigious ESP Camp the last two summers. He has represented the U.S. in tournaments in Spain, Argentina, Austria and France. His club team, FC Milwaukee, has captured back-to-back regional championships and was a national finalist in 2007.
Carr, who graduates from IMG Academy this month, will begin classes at GW in January.
"Brice is a fantastic addition to our program on and off the field," adds assistant coach Bryan Davis. "We had always felt he was one of the best players in the entire U.S., but it's clear we are getting a first-class person as well. That is something the entire GW community should be excited about. I am very confident we will see great things from Brice in his time at GW."
GW won its last two matches to finish 9-8-2 overall in 2007, the program's first winning season since 2004. The Colonials posted a 6-4-0 mark in non-conference play, highlighted by their first-ever DC College Cup title and a 2-0 victory over intra-District rival Georgetown. GW was 3-4-2 in league play and missed the six-team A-10 Tournament by three points.