Bulldogs ink seven new players
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Cumberland University men's soccer program is happy to announce seven commitments for 2008-09.

Plinio Campos, from Fundcao Armando Alvares Penteado High School in Brazil, has signed with the Bulldogs and is currently awaiting admission. Pending his admission, the highly regarded midfielder should help the Bulldog attack with his creativity and flair.

Tyler Clem (midfielder, Tusculum) and Francisco Zamora (forward, Palomar CC) have decided to transfer to Cumberland University. Clem graduated from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and played for Coach Bill Vice's 2007 Final Four team along with current Bulldog Wendell Mutz. Zamora played for Bulldog coach Jeff Loucks at Lebanon High School before moving. Both young men are expected to add much needed depth to the line-up.

Incoming freshmen Craig Roper (Tullahoma), Zack Batty (Mt. Juliet), Seth Obermeyer (Independence) and Spencer Brock (Blackman) round out the class.

"This is a good group coming in," Coach Loucks said. "We expect much improvement next season."

The Bulldogs hope to complete their 2008-09 recruiting class soon.

"We have four more verbal commitments to close," Loucks added. "Two are potential starters ... so there is still work to be done."