The Toccoa Falls College men’s soccer program and head coach Rob Worsley are pleased to announce the signing of two high school teammates that will continue to play together at Toccoa Falls College. Michael Bailey and Joseph Faletto are seniors at Veterans High School in Kathleen, Georgia, and have committed to join TFC soccer in August of 2013.
Michael Bailey is a goal scoring forward and winger for the Veterans Warhawks. Through his sophomore and senior seasons at Veterans, Bailey has netted 13 goals and 17 assists. As a junior, Bailey was named team MVP for his high school in Louisiana. He also led the region in both goals and assists and was invited to the North Louisiana all-star team. At Toccoa Falls, Bailey plans to major in business and aspires to be a CEO or owner of his own business. Bailey is a member of Life Point Church in Byron, Georgia.
Coach Worsley said of Bailey, “We are very excited to add Michael Bailey to our program. He’s a goal scorer, and his speed up top will be a nice addition to the team. We are excited about Michael’s goal-scoring potential.”
Veterans teammate Joseph Faletto has also committed to join Coach Worsley’s program. Faletto is a distributing center midfielder for the Warhawks, and will man the same role for the Eagles. Faletto is a three year starter at Veterans, and has been elected as team captain. Faletto plays his club soccer with CFC Columbus Football Club. Joseph plans to work in physical therapy after receiving his degree from TFC.
“Joseph brings us a controlling presence in the inside mid, which is something we are looking for,” said Coach Worsley. “He can settle the ball in the middle and has good vision and an attacking sense about him.
“They will both compete for some good playing time and help us immediately. We only lose two starters from last year’s team. The playing time is going to be hard to come by; after this year we lose seven or eight players. But I think highly of these guys. I see both as instant contributors. We’ll see how that translates into actual minutes.”
As sophomores, Bailey and Faletto were instrumental in leading Veterans to the school’s first region championship and a run to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs. They are coached at Veterans by Coach Matt Roth.