The men’s soccer program at Toccoa Falls College has announced the signing of midfielder Wade Kelley. Hailing from Starr-Iva, South Carolina, Kelley will join the program in August, and help to replace TFC’s 6 departed seniors from the 2013 squad.
Wade played his high school soccer at Crescent High School, where he set the school record for assists in a season his junior year (14). As a senior, Kelley moved to forward and led his team to the state playoffs with 16 goals and added 6 assists. In addition to being the team captain, he was named to the All-Region team in his final prep season. At CHS, Kelley played for Coach Blaise Bourgeois. Additionally, Wade has played for the Clemson-Anderson Soccer Alliance under Jeff Hubbard.
Toccoa Falls coach Rob Worsley said of Kelley, “I am excited about Wade coming to Toccoa Falls. He is skilled on the ball and will complement our style of play nicely. We’ll look to him for immediate playing time in the midfield this season.”
The son of Stephen and Andrea Kelley, Wade plans to major in Sports Management at Toccoa Falls. He is a member of NewSpring Church, where he was baptized in 2012 after receiving the Lord on December 23, 2011.
The men’s soccer program at Toccoa Falls College is pleased to announce the addition of two players to its 2014 recruiting class. Joining the TFC program in August will be goalkeeper Matthew Moody and forward Kofi Mensah.
Goalie Matthew Moody graduated from Colquitt County High School in Bainbridge, Georgia, and will add depth to the keeper position at TFC. The 6’4″ goal was a four-year scholar athlete, and helped to lead CCHS to a region championship as a senior in Georgia high school’s largest classification. Matthew was named to the second team all-region for his efforts in net.
At Colquit County, Moody was coached by Jimbo Jarvis and Eric Wingate. Moody gained club experience with the prestigious Southern Soccer Association’s Chelsea South Georgia where he was coached by Robert Peterson.
Coach Rob Worsley said, “Matthew is going to come in and add important depth at keeper. We will graduate Elijah Smith after this season, so we’ll look to Matthew to take over in 2015. We are excited about him being a part of this team, and what he adds to TFC both on and off the field.”
Matthew is the son of Bill and Belinda Moody, and plans to major in Youth Ministry at TFC.
Kofi Mensah is a goal-scoring forward from New Manchester High School is Douglasville, Georgia. Born in Ghana, Kofi and his family immigrated to the United States in 2007.
At New Manchester High School, Mensah scored 26 career goals and added five assists. He was the team captain his junior and season seasons, and was named all-region honorable mention and team offensive MVP. Mensah played under Coach Matthew White at NMHS.
“Kofi is a very athletic player who is physical, fast and has great shot,” said Coach Worsley. “He will add depth to an already talented group of forwards that we have this year, and we anticipate that he will make an immediate impact playing up top.”
Kofi will major in pre-med at TFC, and he is the son of Victor Lartey (pictured above with Kofi and Coach Worsley) and Faustina Owusu-Adu. Kofi’s younger brother, Kwadwo, also plays soccer at New Manchester High School. The Mensahs attend Ebenezer Presbyterian Church.
The TFC men’s soccer program and head coach Rob Worsley have announced the addition of Darian Bowen to the program.
Darian Bowen is an outside back from Dallas, Georgia, and will graduate from East Paulding High School in May. At East Paulding, Bowen played for Coach Bernard Cordial, and was named to the All-County team on three occasions, was twice named his team’s best defender, was a four year letterman, and a two-year captain. Darian was voted to the second team all-region his senior year. Darian also ran for East Paulding’s cross country team, and was the team’s captain for two years.
In addition to his time with EPHS, Darian starred for the Southern Soccer Academy (Classic 1) in Atlanta. Bowen played under Coach Franklin Young at SSA.
Coach Worsley said of Bowen, “We are excited about Darian joining our 2014 roster. He is a very skilled player with a strong work ethic and good soccer intelligence. He plays a style of soccer that compliments our vision for TFC soccer and he has to potential to be an immediate contributor.”
Darian is the son of Melinda and Richard Bowen, and plans to major in Business Administration. The Bowens attend New Hope First Baptist Church.
Pictured above: (Back Row, L-R) Athletic Director JR Neal, Head Coach Benard Cordial, Assistant Coach Justin Summey, Principal Dr. Kimberley Fraker. (Front Row, L-R) Melinda Bowen, Darian Bowen, and Richard Bowen.