Lyon College Men’s Soccer Adds Two More Signees

Courtesy Lyon College Department of Athletics


Jack Fleming signs with Lyon College

Jack Fleming signs with Lyon College


BATESVILLE, Ark. – Lyon College second-year men’s head soccer coach Michael Brookshire has bolstered his offensive attack with North Little Rock High School standout Jack Fleming and adding Little Rock Christian Academy player Christian Castro, who have both signed NAIA letters of intent to join the Scots in the fall of 2013.

Fleming, a four-year starter for NLRHS, has steadily improved his game in each year of play. He has combined for 28 goals and 23 goals in his high school career, with all the statistics not tallied for his senior season. As a junior he  scored 12 goals and added five assists, while posting 12 goals and nine assists in his first nine games this season.

Fleming was recognized as an all-conference player after his junior season, also being named to the Wildcats’ Most Valuable Player award. At the time of submission to the signing the conference awards had yet to be determined by the league for 2013.

A member of the academic honor roll his senior season, Fleming was also involved in soccer away from his high school squad. He participated in the Arkansas Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2008 through 2012, attending the Region III ODP camp the past four years (2009-12) as a member of the Arkansas State team. He was also a member of the combined Arkansas/Oklahoma State ODP squad in 2011 and 2012. He was also selected to the Region III ODP Pool Team in 2012.

Jack, the son of Eric and Carol Fleming of Sherwood, Ark., will join the Scots when they begin fall camp.

Castro attended both North Little Rock High School and LR Christian Academy, transferring to the latter school in the spring of his junior year.

The son of Zach and Renee Castro of North Little Rock, Christian is a four-year high school player, who served as a captain of his NLRHS squad in 2012.

Castro and Fleming will join the Scots when they begin fall camp and be a member of the team when it opens the 2013 season on Aug. 23 against Central Baptist College

Christian Castro signs with Lyon College Soccer

Christian Castro signs with Lyon College

at J. Marshall Huser Field.

Lyon College is coming off its most successful season in the 11-year history of the program. The Scots posted the best record in history, and also picked up the most wins, finishing the year 13-2-2 (.867).

Lyon finished its first year in the American Midwest Conference in third place, finishing just 0.5-games out of first place with a 6-1-1 conference record. For the first time in the program’s history the team also was ranked in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.

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