Cody West heading to Niagara
by Andrew B. Adler
Feb 06, 2013 | 712 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Coach Frank Kunf is the first to admit that there is good news and there is bad news when it comes to the Cass Colonels’ boys soccer team.

The bad news is that the soccer team has struggled immensely the past two seasons. The good news comes in the form of Cody West, who will be playing soccer at Niagara University next season.

West made it official Wednesday during a signing ceremony that was held inside the school’s gymnasium.

“Cody is our leader, no doubt about it,” said Kunf, after watching his star player sign his letter of intent. “All our players look up to him as well.”

Leadership comes naturally for the senior who played soccer both nationally and internationally.

On an international level, West has played competitive soccer in Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and England.

Locally, he played soccer at Darlington Academy before coming to Cass. It was his play with local soccer clubs though that attracted numerous college scouts.

Colleges interested in West included Lipscomb, Georgia Southern, Louisville, N.C. State and Dartmouth.

“I wanted to play my freshman year at a Division I college, along with receiving an academic and athletic scholarship, too,” West said. “Niagara offered me everything I wanted, and that’s why they were my first choice.”

Approximately 3,300 undergraduate students attend Niagara University, whch is located in Lewiston, N.Y.

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