College Signing

Chase Jones to play soccer at Bridgewater

May 16, 2014 

Chase Jones signs with Bridgewater College to play soccer with his parents (seated) David and Kim Jones, (standing, from left) his brother, Connor, Clayton athletic director Stacey Houser, Clayton soccer coach William Williams, Clayton assistant principal Andrea Andino and N.C. Alliance Real coach Rudy Lawrence.

D. CLAY BEST — cbest@newsobserver.com

Parents: David and Kim Jones

High School: Clayton

Club Team: N.C. Alliance Real

Also Considered: Lees McRae

Why Bridgewater? “I really made a connection with the coach and they had the program I wanted to study in physical therapy/exercise science. It’s a great fit from an academic and soccer standpoint.”

Notable: Chase was the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference defensive player of the year in his senior season and also earned all-region honors. He expects to continue to play fullback at the college level. He played some up front for Clayton High but has spent all of his club soccer career – first with JUSA, then with Alliance Real – on defense. … “I like playing right fullback and having some chances to push up and help the offense at times,” he said. “I know I need to get in college soccer shape so I’m ready for 90 full minutes up and down the field.” … Among his best memories at Clayton are winning the JUSA Cup in back-to-back years and his game-winning goal against Corinth Holders that started the 2014 season.

Compiled by D. Clay Best

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