SHERIDAN — Braydon Drell is the first Sheridan-native to sign with the Generals soccer program.
Drell was among five players Sheridan College men’s soccer head coach Austin Albers announced as signees Wednesday afternoon.
Out of the 33-player tryout that was held Sunday at the college, Albers offered 25 spots, filling his roster for the fall. Five of those players have signed their national letters of intent.
Albers said he plans to announce up to three more Sheridan signees in the next few days.
Drell, a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School, played in two 4A state championship games with the Broncs at midfield. He went on to the first-year soccer program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he started every game at center-mid for the Hardrockers.
“It is truly a pleasure to be able to have Braydon returning to Sheridan,” Albers said. “Any time that we can offer an opportunity for a local player to grow and develop at the collegiate level we become more successful as an institution.
“Braydon brings NCAA Division II experience along with a remarkable amount of athleticism and hunger for the game. He will be a key component in making this team successful next season.”
Three more in-state players have signed as well. Cheyenne defender/striker Corbin Shriner, Worland outside midfielder Justin Rohrer and Buffalo midfielder Cameron Spade join English speedster Jordan Webb on the 2013 Generals.
Shriner will transfer from Laramie County Community College after attending Cheyenne Central High School and garnering All-State honors in 2012. Rohrer is a 5-foot-10-inch transfer from Northwest College while the 6-foot Spade transfers from the University of Wyoming.
Webb, from Stoke, England, attends Reaseheath College where he plays for Shamblers FC. He led Newcastle Town FC to two runner-up finishes and a league championship in 2011.
“Jordan is going to be an important piece of the puzzle as we jump into our first season,” Albers said. “One of the things that we must have in the back to be successful is speed, and Jordan will bring plenty of it to the pitch.
“A decorated runner in both the 100-meter and 400-meter events, Jordan has the ability to play high-level soccer at a blistering pace.
“Everything that he does is efficient and he will definitely help initiate the speed of play that we need to be successful at this level.”