OCU Soccer Signs All-Ohio Goalkeeper

OCU Soccer Signs All-Ohio Goalkeeper Derek Montgomery

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Head Coach Josh Murton is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Montgomery to the men's soccer program.  Montgomery was a standout goalkeeper at Logan High School where he played for head coach Ian Riddlebarger.

Montgomery had a phenomenal prep career at Logan High School where started all four years and twice he recorded seasons with seven shutouts in 2008 and 2010 respectively.  His senior season he had a save percentage of 83.1% while tallying a total of 128 saves.  He was a two time All-District and All-Conference selection in addition to being named the 2010 Southeast District Player of the Year.  In his senior year he was also honored as a 2nd Team All-Ohio selection.  As a place kicker on the men's football team, Montgomery also set the school record for most career field goals with 12.  As standout place kicker he was honored as 1st Team All-District and Special Mention All-Ohio.

"I chose OCU because it is closer to home and they have a great athletics program," said Montgomery.  "My goal is to win a national championship and have thirty or more shutouts during my college career."

Montgomery joins a strong OCU men's soccer national runner-up team that reached the NCCAA National Championship game in 2010.  With a strong group of returning players and some highly touted incoming recruits, OCU will look to make a strong run at a first ever National Championship this Fall.