BARBOURVILLE, Ky. --
Union College men's soccer coach Tyler Brock
has announced that Cole Bray, a native of New Haven, Ky., has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldog program this fall.
Bray, who prepped at Nelson County High School, is a forward. He is also the first recruit to join the UC program that has been a finalist for the Mr. Kentucky Socccer award, which Bray earned following his senior season in 2011.
"Cole is a dynamic player, and I am really excited that we have signed him to our program," said Brock. "It's a big step up when you go from high school to college, even when you have the accolades like Cole does, but I am excited to see how he handles the challenges. I think he will be up for it."
Bray enters the Bulldog program off the heels of a banner senior campaign at Nelson County, in which he led the boy's soccer team to runner-up finishes in both District and Regional play.
In all, Bray finished the season second in the state in goals scored with 47, which set a new school record. For his efforts, Bray was a All-District, Region, and State selection in 2011, and was also named Nelson County's Offensive MVP.
The Bulldogs, members of the NAIA and the Appalachian Athletic Conference, finished last season with a 10-7-2 overall mark.