Furman Taps Local Talent

Furman coach Doug Allison has swooped in for some of our local Triangle talent among his 7 new signings for 2006. The program that produced upcoming MLSers and US National team members Clint Dempsey and Ricardo Clark adds Jordan Howard and Connor McNeely to their roster next year. Howard, a 5-foot-10 midfielder, prepped at Southeast Raleigh High School. A member of the North Carolina ODP squad, Howard earned all-conference and 2005 all-state accolades. McNeely, a 6-foot-2 goalkeeper, led Apex High School to a 24-0-1 record, Tri-7 Conference title and 2005 AAAA State Championship this past season. The Region III ODP team member earned all-conference and North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association All-State honors. McNeely plays club soccer for the `86 CASL Elite.