MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Head coach Wulf Koch and the Auburn University at Montgomery men's soccer program has announced the signing of local defender Zach Scott for the 2013 season.
Scott is currently a senior at Alabama Christian Academy in Montgomery, where he has been a member of the varsity team the past four seasons. Last season, he was selected the Eagles' Defensive Player of the Year.
"Zach has a passion for the game and is a good athlete," Koch said. "It's going to take him a period of getting used to the college game, but he's one of those kids who wants to get better day in and day out. He's got a great heart for the game. His ceiling is high in terms of developing technically and tactically. It's exciting to have a good local kid coming to AUM."
In addition to playing at the prep level, Scott has also been active on the club scene. He has been a member of the Capital City Streaks since 2005 and helped the team to the finals of the State Cup in 2009. The Streaks were also selected a Region III Premier team in 2010. Scott participated in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 2010 and 2011, where he took part in Region III Camp each year.
"The AUM program has been really successful for the last few years, and I was drawn to that," Scott said. "Coach Koch was also very welcoming and I felt like I was part of a family here."
Scott is the son of Mark and Amy Scott. He has two sisters, Emily and Katie.
The Warhawks, which finished fifth in the postseason NAIA Coaches' Poll, recorded an 18-4-2 record, their most wins since the 2005 team went 23-2. AUM's season ended in the NAIA Quarterfinals with a 1-0 loss to MidAmerican Nazarene.