On Friday, May 3, 2019, Council Rock South senior Drew Bresnan was recognized for committing to continue his soccer career at Ursinus College. To view photos of the college recognition breakfast, please visit the Photo Gallery at the following link: https://solsports.zenfolio.com/p775859561
Drew Bresnan – Ursinus College (Soccer)
Final list of colleges: Ursinus, East Stroudsburg, West Chester
Reasons for choosing West Chester: “Close to home, not too big of a school, great program.”
What was the progression that led you to competing in soccer at the collegiate level? “As a kid, I always dreamed of playing college soccer, which pushed me to be the best and do my best on and off the field. I always knew I could improve on my weaknesses, which pushed me to train harder. I set my goals high as a kid, so I was always chasing someone or something.
“I started my recruiting process junior year by going to ID camps and emailing coaches my schedules for any games or tournaments I was playing in. It took a lot of time, but it eventually paid off.”
Coach Alan Nicholl says: “Drew played jayvee as a sophomore and decided to commit to baseball. He told me he wasn’t going to come back. I was trying to be respectful. We went to tryouts his junior year, and I only had two or three goalies at tryouts. I’m like – this is unacceptable, I’ve got to fill spots, so I called the baseball coach and said, ‘What’s the story with this kid. He’s playing fall ball, he wants to commit to baseball. I’m really tight with keepers.’ He said, ‘I’m okay if he wants to do it,’ so I asked him. He said absolutely he’d do it, and he was a completely different player. He grew five inches and put on 30 pounds. He was a unanimous first team all-league selection out of the Suburban One National, not only his junior year but also his senior year. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a player develop as quickly. I know being a goalkeeper a lot of it is physical – he grew, he got bigger and stronger, and then with it went his confidence. We were light at the position, so he had very little competition coming in behind him, and he just took it and ran with it.
“It’s just unbelievable. He quit playing baseball and focused on soccer fulltime and now he’s going to be playing at Ursinus. It’s a tribute to him. First of all, his athleticism – he’s a good baseball player, he’s a heck of a soccer player, and playing that position, you can see his overall athleticism. He’s the kind of kid you could put on the football field or the ice hockey rink, and he’s just going to be good. He just sort of has this natural athleticism. He’s very well balanced, he’s extremely well built, he’s got a great understanding of his center of gravity, he has very, very good feet with his movement – all the things you look for from a goalkeeper. He’s exceptionally brave when it comes just understanding his box, understanding his role, how to communicate. He was a senior captain. He ticked every box. By the time he graduated from high school, he was the complete high school soccer player.”
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite movie: 300
Favorite music: Country