MCHS soccer player Bryant Cox headed to Western Wyoming
Another Bulldog is headed to college to keep playing his sport.
Bryant Cox, a senior from the Moffat County High School soccer team, signed Wednesday to attend and play soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs, Wyo.
Cox played all over the field in his senior season with the Bulldogs, eventually settling into the anchor of the defense once head coach Rusty Cox found his optimal lineup. The senior said he was hoping to play soccer at the next level for awhile and came across an opportunity at WWCC.
“I went onto their website and filled out a player form and got information about a tryout,” Cox said. “I got a call the Monday following the tryout and was offered a scholarship to go there and play soccer.”
Cox said the tryout session involved about a dozen new players working through various drills. He impressed coaches enough to get the offer, and he’s excited about continuing to play the sport he grew up with.
“It’s what I’ve worked for all these years and what I’ve wanted to do,” Cox said.
Cox had never heard of Western Wyoming before checking out its website, but he said that was a part of the draw for him. While he’s enjoyed playing under his father and with similar teammates throughout his career, a fresh start was an attractive option.
“I’m looking forward to playing somewhere new,” he said. “I don’t know anybody up there but I think it will be fun to play with all new guys, meet new people and also to be playing at a higher level.”
The Mustangs are coming off a season that saw them make the National Junior College Athletic Association national tournament after a 14-9-1 campaign and winning the NJCAA Region IX Tournament.
In filling out his player form, Cox said he was a center defender. His scholarship is for playing on the defensive side of the ball. But he said WWCC head coach Jeff Atkinson told him he had the ability to play farther up the field.
Wherever Cox lands on the roster come fall, he is looking forward to it. In fact, the season can’t arrive fast enough.
“Practice starts the first Saturday in August,” he said. “I’m going to do what I can to stay in shape over the summer, but I’m excited about it.”
Nate Waggenspack can be reached at 875-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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