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ECCC soccer team announces 5 signees

By By Jeff Byrd / staff writer
April 18, 2002
The East Central Community College men's soccer team announced five signees for the upcoming season.
Two of the signees come from Northeast Lauderdale High School in Jay Jacobs and Chris Stevens. They join Newton County's Mark Walker, Olive Branch's Jacob Swayze and Rickie Archuleta from Richland.
Jacobs (5-10, 175) played a defender role for Northeast. He has played soccer for 13 years on various Meridian Youth Soccer Organization. He also participated in the State Games, He is the son of Jodie and Janice Jacobs of Meridian.
Stevens (5-5, 145) also played a defender at Northeast Lauderdale. He played five seasons for coach Jim Mathews. He is the son of Jeanette Neal of Meridian.
Archuleta played forward at Richland. He is a three-time All-District player. During his senior season, Archuleta scored 40 goals to rank second in the state in all classifications.
Walker played goal-keeper at Newton County. He played five seasons for the Cougars under Shannon Cooley. He is the son of John and Bonnie Walker of Decatur.
Swayze played mid-fielder for Olive Branch. During his senior year, he scored 11 goals and had seven assists to help his team win the Division 1-5A title.

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