College Signing

College Soccer: Nick Burton

July 15, 2013 

Nick Burton will play soccer at Methodist University. He is pictured with his parents (seated) Terry and LuAnn Burton, (standing, from left) Corinth Holders soccer coach and athletic director Brent Walston and principal Chase Farrell.

D. CLAY BEST — newsobserver.com

Parents: Terry and LuAnn Burton

High School: Corinth Holders

Positions: Forward/Midfielder

Why Methodist? “I like the city of Fayetteville, the facilities. I went to the spring game and a practice and liked how they got along.”

Major: Sports Medicine or Business

Also Considered: Mount Olive

Notable: Nick grew up playing for both Capital Area Soccer League and Johnston United Soccer Association teams. He projects to play mainly midfield in college. … Corinth Holders advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs with Nick’s help during his senior season. He scored 10 goals and contributed seven assists. “Making it to the fourth round of the playoffs and losing in a 2-1 match there was a great accomplishment,” he said. “We were really disappointed with the loss, but we completed a run of three straight years making it to the state playoffs.” … The Pirates have made the playoffs in all three seasons of their existence. … Nick says he needs to get in better shape to be ready for the college level of play.

Corinth Holders coach Brent Walston: “I think Methodist will be a great fit for Nick. He has the pedigree, having played and been very successful at the high school level.”

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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