Three Manteo High School soccer seniors sign to play for Brevard

Published 7:54 am Monday, June 10, 2019

The Manteo High School varsity soccer program had three seniors sign to play collegiately next year: Erik Hernandez, son of Isaac and Rida Hernandez; Landon Taylor, son of Robert and Pamela Taylor; and Jose Velasco, son of Eugenio Velasco and Honovina Bonilla, have all signed to play soccer for Brevard College.

Hernandez was a four-year starter for the varsity soccer team, most known for his on-the-ball skills and playmaking ability as a center midfielder. He accumulated 66 goals and 74 assists in his four years at Manteo.

Velasco was also a four year starter for the varsity soccer team, most known for his defensive prowess, ability to lock down any attacker and his confidence on the ball in difficult situations. He accumulated five goals and six assists as a center back.

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Taylor moved to Manteo his sophomore year and quickly worked his way into the starting line-up. The following years, he worked hard to become one of Manteo’s most prominent and important players as a defensive midfielder. Taylor accumulated 30 goals and 23 assists in his three years at Manteo.

All three players not only displayed greatness on the field, but off the field as well. “They excelled in the classroom and are upstanding young men of high character,” said a release from MHS. “We wish them all the best at Brevard College knowing they will represent Manteo well.”



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