February 28, 2013

Coker College Men’s Soccer Lands Six Recruits

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men's soccer coach Paul Leese announced today that David Arensdorf, Kyndle Cobb, Adam Murphy, Matt Lloyd, Noah Gulley and Caleb Fenner have all agreed to play for the Cobras.

"Losing 10 seniors to graduation meant we had specific needs for this recruiting class, and we wanted to bring in players who have the ability to make an impact in the fall," Leese said. "I am very pleased each player has agreed to become a student-athlete at Coker.

"We have recruited individuals who are competitive, driven and have the maturity to play and study at a high level. Each of these young men has achieved success in the classroom as well as on the soccer field. I know they are excited to join the Cobras, and I am equally excited to work with them."

Arensdorf is a defender from Raleigh, N.C. He attended Millbrook High School and was a four-year letterwinner on the varsity soccer team. He was a team captain, team MVP, and all-region selection. Arensdorf led his team in assists his junior and senior seasons and led the program in total points scored over his four-year career with six goals and 17 assists.

David is the son of Dave and Laurie Arensdorf.

Cobb, a goalkeeper, hails from Oviedo, Fla., where he was a two-sport athlete in soccer and volleyball at Oviedo High School. Cobb was the 2011-12 varsity soccer player of the year and a Seminole Athletic Conference honorable mention selection.

Kyndle is the son of Bryan and Beth Cobb.

Murphy, a midfielder, is from Piedmont, S.C. He attended Wren High School, where he was a three-year member of the varsity soccer team. Murphy was part of three straight regional championships for the Hurricanes.

Adam is the son of Chris and Dana Murphy.

Lloyd is a midfielder from Raleigh, N.C., where he attended Millbrook High School. He started 42 of 44 games for the varsity team over three years, serving as a captain his senior season. Lloyd made the Cap 8 all-conference team  as a senior and was an academic all-conference selection as a junior.

Matt is the son of Beth Lloyd and David and Brittany Lloyd.

Gulley, a center back, is from Pawleys Island, S.C. He was a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and football at Waccamaw High School. In soccer, Gulley was a three-time all-region and two-time all-state selection.

Noah is the son of Gary and Janet Lloyd.

Fenner is a midfielder from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, S.C. His team won the South Carolina 4A Region 1 championship during his sophomore and junior seasons.

Caleb is the son of Trey and Beth Fenner.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations and marketing, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.