Ohio Christian Signs Canal Winchester Standout
On December 22nd, Ohio Christian University signed defensive standout Blake Steinbrink from Canal Winchester. Blake, a 1st Team All-Mid State League defender, started all 18 games for the Indians in 2008. Blake was the leader of a defense that gave up only 8 goals in the 2008 campaign in route to their Conference Championship.
Coach Murton commented on this signing. "Blake will be a great addition to our team and will help us secure more success on and off the field that we have already enjoyed. He will add depth but will also bring in a passion that we have here."
Blake was the recipient of the "Derrick Ising" scholarship in 2008. The scholarship was set up by Derrick Ising's family, the Canal Winchester Athletics and Pride Soccer Club after Derrick's passing in early 2008. Derrick was Coach Murton's 1st recruit at OCU. "We have been blessed to have both of these fine young men come to OCU. I believe Blake will carry on a legacy that Derrick started in fine fashion. We are excited about his coming to OCU" stated Coach Murton.