Murray will kick off university career in top flight

Another talented Cayman footballer is doing exceptionally well at a college in the United States and is now looking forward to soon going to university.

Brandyn Murray, 17, will attend Marshall University, a NCAA Division 1 institution in Huntington, West Virginia, beginning in the fall of this year.

He has spent the last three years at Darlington School, a college-preparatory boarding school, in Rome, Georgia. Murray played for the Darlington School Soccer Academy during his three years there and travelled extensively throughout the US in a number of nationally-ranked tournaments such as the US Soccer Club Under-17 Nationals in Idaho and the U-18 Disney Showcase in Florida. He also played for the Soccer Academy in tournaments in Spain 
and England.

A former Academy Sports Club player under coaches Winston Chung and Virgil Seymour, Murray was recruited by Darlington School after impressing Darlington Soccer Academy Director Chad Liddle during the locally organised 
2009 Cayman Cup.

Murray said: “I am looking forward to attending Marshall University, getting my degree and playing at the Division 1 level” The teenager also competed in track and field and kicked field goals and kickoffs for the American football team.

At Marshall University he will study for a degree in Sports Management while playing for the ‘Thundering Herd’ football team coached by Bob Gray.