Potomac State Men's Soccer heads to Northern for trio of players

Northern High School signees

Potomac State adds more talent for next season. Pictured Front Row, left to right: Beck Sherrard, Jordan Evans, and Jerad Fike.  Back Row, left to right: Potomac State Head Coach Ray Kiddy, Assistant Coach Tom Dawson, Annd and Steve Sherrard, Jill and Don Evans, Becky and Rodney Fike, Northern Principal Gary Reichenbecher, Northern Soccer Coach Lynn Lais and Northern Athletic Director Phil Carr

Ray Kiddy knows a few things about how to build a successful soccer program. In his time building the Potomac State College Men's Soccer team into a Region XX power he has hung his hat on one main goal: recruit good local players.

That trend continues as Kiddy has locked up a trio of quality players from Northern High School.

Beck Sherrard, Jordan Evans and Jerad Fike will join forces with Matt Tice who has already signed on to join the Catamounts next fall.

"We are excited to have four players from Northern High School sign with us to play this fall. Matt Tice also has committed following the first signing. Northern had a great team in area play this past fall. They are well coached by Lynn Lais, who does an outstanding job.

Steve Holtschneider and Jerr Trautwein just completed their two years for us. They were both Northern grads who played 90 minutes a game for us and I expect the same output from Jordan, Jared, Matt and Beck.

Fike, a senior midfielder, captain and three-year letterman, led Northern in scoring and was fifth in the area with 12 goals and seven assists in 13 games for a 2.38 average. He had four game-winning goals and three of his assists led to game-winning goals.

An exceptional all-around and versatile player, Fike played every position from center back to striker and was relentless on both sides of the ball. His physical toughness was evident all season and underscored at the end of the year as he finished the season playing with a broken toe. Also first-team All-AMAC, Fike was eighth in the league in scoring with seven goals, two assists and a 2.29 average.

Evans, a senior forward, co-captain and three-year letterman, was the Huskies’ second-leading scorer and finished tied for seventh in the area with nine goals and four assists in 11 games for a 2.00 average. His speed, strength and finishing ability made him one of the top scorers in the area, one of only eight to average two points or more per game.

Also first-team All-AMAC, Evans evolved from a target forward to a complete striker, and dropped deep into the midfield to play a more creative role as opposed to just a striking one. He was second in the AMAC in scoring with six goals, three assists and a 3.00 average.