Bears get versatile athlete who can add to the program from a number of positions
May 29, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - On Wednesday (May 29), the Missouri State men's soccer team introduced Phil Woods as the latest signee for the 2013 roster. The addition comes just a week after the Bears secured a letter of intent from Jack Griffin, also of England.
Woods comes from the city of Sheffield, the same hometown as junior defender Andrew Turner. He becomes the eighth player from England on the current roster.
Phil Woods | M/F | Sheffield, England | Tapton Secondary School
While attending Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield, England, Woods helped guide the team to four area league titles, four area cup winners and three regional cups. Additionally, Woods and Tapton School finished in the final 16 of the National Cup twice. Recently, Woods played center midfielder for the Rotherham United F.C. Academy team.
Associate head coach Michael Seabolt on Woods:
"We are excited to add Phil to our 2013 class. He is a very technical player with a high work rate. He's very good on free kicks and is a guy that can really add to the program from a number of positions at midfield and attack. As a person of high character with a great academic track record, we believe he can contribute in many ways both on and off the field."