Followers attending the seventy fifth OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star Soccer Recreation on July 24 at Wheeling Island Stadium can most likely anticipate the ball to be within the air a superb bit when West Virginia is on offense.
And nobody may blame Mountain State head coach B.J. Depew, who has named his huge receivers for the sport.
“We actually like your complete talent set and flexibility of the receiving group,” Depew stated. “There may be plenty of pace there, too. A few of the guys even took snaps at their faculties and their coaches discovered artistic methods to make use of their abilities. We plan to have three and 4 (receivers) on the sphere a lot of the sport.”
The receiving candidates are Kobe Hill (Linsly), Payton Marling (Wheeling Central), Fortunate Pulice (Madonna), Levi Rice (South) and Torrence Walker (Wheeling Park).
Right here’s a capsule take a look at the West Virginia receivers:
KOBE HILL, Linsly — This former Cadet shined in a number of spots on the offensive aspect of the ball for Depew’s squad the final a number of seasons.
The 5-10, 165 pounder caught 83 passes for 1,000 yards and 9 touchdowns. He rushed 70 instances for 315 yards and 4 touchdowns. He accomplished 33-of-51 passes for 465 yards and 4 extra touchdowns.
Hill was named All-OVAC, All-Valley and All-Occasions Chief. He was additionally his crew’s MVP.
Away from soccer, Hill was a three-year letterman in baseball, a member of Drug Free Membership, Minding your Thoughts Membership and a Youth Group chief.
Kobe, who’s undecided about his faculty plans, is the son of Justin and Carrie Hill.
PAYTON MARLING, Wheeling Central — This former Maroon Knight was a big-play risk in a myriad of capacities for Coach Mike Younger’s crew.
The 6-foot, 185 pounder caught 19 passes for 251 yards and a landing. He rushed for 563 yards and 6 touchdowns and handed for 158 yards. Defensively, he posted 55 tackles, recovered a fumble and posted a sack.
Marling’s fantastic season didn’t go unnoticed. He was named First Staff All-State Class A for the second straight season. He was additionally named All-OVAC and All-Valley.
Together with soccer, Marling was a three-year letterman in monitor and subject.
Payton, who’s planning to proceed his soccer profession at Wheeling College, is the son of Julie and Mark Joseph and Tim Marling.
LUCKY PULICE, Madonna — This former Blue Don was a gradual contributor on either side of the ball for Coach Dan Rovira’s membership.
Pulice caught 860 yards price of passes and scored 10 touchdowns. From his robust security spot, he posted 70 tackles, recorded 5 tackles for loss, broke up 4 passes, picked off three and blocked a punt for a landing.
Together with soccer, Pulice was a multi-year letterman in basketball. He additionally was a member of the Nationwide Honor Society and served on the promenade committee.
Fortunate is the son of Jamie Pulice and Kelly Pulice.
LEVI RICE, Parkersburg South — This former Patriot was a risk with the ball each time he touched it for Coach Nathan Tanner’s crew.
The 6-2, 175 pounder had greater than 600 all-purpose yards as a senior and took two kicks again for a landing. As a junior, he caught 25 passes for 553 yards and recorded seven touchdowns.
Additionally a standout within the classroom, Rice was a member of the Principal’s Record all 4 years of highschool. He additionally performed basketball and ran monitor.
Levi, who’s the son of Sean and Christy Rice, plans to attend the College of Charleston.
TORRENCE WALKER, Wheeling Park — This speedster was a sport breaker for Coach Chris Daugherty’s crew.
The 6-foot, 175 pounder caught 17 passes for 245 yards and 4 touchdowns. He additionally took two kicks again for touchdowns.
On high of soccer, Walker was the OVAC’s quickest man on the monitor. He posted instances of 10.43, 21.23 and 48.45 within the three quick sprints. He received the Class AAA state championship in all three occasions. He additionally lately completed sixth within the 100M in a nationwide highschool meet in Eugene, Ore.
Torrence, who’s the son of Terry Walker and Lonnette Walker, will attend Virginia Tech and proceed his monitor profession.