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BCC Men's Soccer Signs First Recruit
Michael O'Sullivan shakes hands with BCC Men's Soccer Coach Oliver Twelvetrees after becoming the first recruit to sign with the new program which debuts this fall.
February 6, 2013 - The Brevard Community College men's soccer team, which debuts this fall, signed its first recruit on Wednesday.
Michael O'Sullivan, 17, of Deltona and Orlando City of the U.S. Soccer U-18 Development Academy league, signed his letter of intent on BCC's Melbourne Campus accompanied by his parents Sam and Mick and younger brother Joey.
"We are very happy and proud to be able to sign a player of Michael's caliber as our first recruit," said BCC head coach Oliver Twelvetrees who joined BCC from Barton Community College in Great Bend, KS, in December.
"We have high hopes for our first season and Michael will be a cornerstone of our defense as we pursue that success."
O'Sullivan was accompanied by his parents Sam and Mick and younger brother Joey as he signed his letter of intent in BCC's Gymnasium.
O'Sullivan plays center back on defense. He played for the English national U-14 team and after moving to the U.S. in 2009 he's captained Florida's Olympic Development Team as well as captaining the Academy team.
"These are exciting times being the first to sign for BCC's new men's soccer program," O'Sullivan said. "I can't wait to get started in August working with Coach Twelvetrees. I am looking forward to a successful year and hopefully winning the national championship."
Twelvetrees expects to carry 22 players on his inaugural roster.
The addition of men's soccer and women's tennis, which will hold a fall season beginning in September, gives BCC nine intercollegiate sports making it the only NJCAA institution in Florida with nine.
Men's soccer joins BCC's successful women's soccer program, which advanced to the NJCAA Division I National Championship final in November in only its third year of existence.