Western Washington University men's soccer coach Greg Brisbon announced today that midfielder/defender Troy McCarty has signed a national letter of intent and midfielder/forward James Molyneux-Elliot has accepted an offer of admission to play for the Vikings this fall.
Both have played on the same club teams the last two years. McCarty is a senior at Snohomish High School and Molyneux-Elliot is a senior at Issaquah's Skyline High School.
"We are very happy and excited to add these two players to our team," Brisbon said in a news release. "They both have played at the highest level in club and bring in great experience playing in many big games in their club soccer career. Both have been coached by two great youth coaches in Dick McCormick and Bernie James, so we know they will be college ready immediately."
McCarty played three years in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy system, two with Crossfire Academy (2011 and 2013) and one with Seattle Sounders Academy (2012). He played six years overall with Crossfire, winning a state title on its U13 team.
McCarty competed for two seasons at Snohomish High School. He was an honorable mention Class 4A all-State selection as a sophomore on a team that won the Western Conference title and reached state.
Molyneux-Elliot also has played two years in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy system with Crossfire in 2013 and Seattle Sounders in 2012.
With Eastside FC in 2011 he was named to a U.S. Youth Soccer National Best 11 and played on a U16 team that reached the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. That year, Molyneux-Elliot also reached the national finals on an Olympic Development Program team.
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