Defenders don't always get as much recognition as they deserve. Goal scorers and goalkeepers typically get the most attention.
But Munford senior defender Troy Moyer was a huge reason why the Cougars went 15-1-2 the season, won a district title and allowed just five goals all season.
His strong play was rewarded last week when he signed a soccer scholarship with Rochester College, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Rochester Hills, Mich.
“Center back is one of those positions that nobody sees,” Munford coach Kyle Selby said. “He's sitting back there and he's your unsung hero. We swear up and down all the time he's one of the best center backs around.”
Of the five goals Munford allowed this season, three were on penalty kicks. Moyer plans on taking applying his defensive skills in Michigan, his home state, next year.
“I moved here in the fourth grade and I've got a lot of family there,” Moyer said. “They have a chance at a championship this season. The coaches and players here have all helped me get better.”
Selby knows his team would not have been as successful this year without their center back. “When somebody comes back there, we know he's back there,” Selby said. “We feel comfortable with him. You're not going to win what we won without Troy, bottom line.”