KICK OFF CLUB - The very first Rend Lake College soccer players made it official with their signatures Tuesday night on national letters of intent to RLC. They were joined by friends, family, college staff and local media on RLC's Main Campus in Ina.
FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT, are; Jared Butler (Harrisburg), Rigo Ochoa (East St. Louis), Brooks Robinson (Carbondale), Tyler McKibben (Anna) and Jacob Lemons (Mt. Vernon).
BACK ROW, FROM LEFT, are; Assistant Coach Vimal Patel (California), Nathan Devor (Collinsville), Logan Gregg (Harrisburg), Tony Fitzpatrick (Mt. Vernon), Alex Carter (Harrisburg), Eddie Little (Harrisburg) and Head Coach Jim Duncan (Mt. Vernon).
According to Duncan, these 10 players have signed national letters of intent, three others have verbally committed, and one prospect in the U.S. and two international recruits are talking to RLC. He has 18 scholarships he can use to field a soccer team this fall.
RLC will host Danville Area Community College at 4 p.m., Aug. 25, to kick-off the season.
PHOTO 2: HARRISBURG HEAVY - (L-R) SEATED; Jared Butler, Logan Gregg, Eddie Little, Alex Carter. STANDING; RLC Assistant Coach Vimal Patel, Harrisburg Coach Eric Gregg and RLC Head Coach Jim Duncan. HI-RES PHOTO
PHOTO 3: FAMILY FREINDLY - Signees were joined by their family members. Here, Harrisburg players are pictured with theirs. (L-R) SEATED, Jared Butler, Logan Gregg, Eddie Little, Alex Carter. STANDING, Mike Butler, Harrisburg High School Coach Eric Gregg, Patti Gregg, Darla Little, and Carter's parents, Tina and Adam Fuerbach. HI-RES PHOTO