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Transfer Defender Brings College Level Experience

Transfer Defender Brings College Level Experience

HCC's is excited to welcome its latest recruit, Kyle Bankey. Bankey is a sophomore transfer defender from Shepherd University. At Shepherd, he started in a team high 17 games and logged 1545 minutes played, good for 10th in the Mountain East Conference as just a Freshman. The incoming sophomore spent his high school career at Tuscarora High School, where he was a 4-year starter. He scored 8 goals and added 15 assists throughout his high school career. During his time as a Titan, Bankey helped the team reach the 3A State Regional Finals two times. He was a 1st team All-CMC Spires selection, and a 2nd team All-Frederick County selection.

 

Bankey spent his club career playing for Potomac Hotspurs Blue 99. The team was ranked 6th in the nation during his time there. Bankey helped Potomac to reach the State Cup finals on one occasion. They also were champions of the Potomac Memorial Tournament, The Jefferson Cup, The PA Classics Winter Showcase, The Bethesda Premier Cup, and the Club Champions League. In the 2017-2018 season Bankey contributed 2 goals and 2 assists while serving predominantly as an outside back or center back.

 

Bankey joins the 2019 recruiting class which includes fellow Frederick County recruits Anthony Valladarez, and Habraam Gonzalez Escalera, Washington County recruits Matt Medina, Cody Taylor, Tyson Bellistri, and Travis Bamfo, and Maine Recruit, Dido Lumu.

 

"We are really excited to bring Kyle into the program," Said Coach CJ. "We were interested in him from his junior year of high school. He is a very smart soccer player that should provide us with flexibility in the back line."