Former Mel-Hi Soccer Star Signs With Taylor University

By  //  January 31, 2013

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Played On Bulldogs 2010 State Title Team

UPLAND, INDIANA – The Taylor University men’s soccer program has announced the signing of central midfielder Kyle Carr of Indialantic.

Former Melbourne High School soccer standout Kyle Carr, front, has signed to play in college for Taylor University in Upland, Ind. ((Image courtesy of Taylor University)

Head soccer coach Gary Ross said the 6-foot midfielder had a successful high school career scoring two career goals along with 28 assists.

Carr was a part of Melbourne High School’s Florida High School Class 5A state championship team in 2010.

He served as  team captain his junior year at Melbourne.

Carr did not play his senior season for the Bulldogs so he could join the Orlando City U.S. Soccer Development Academy and was a captain of the 95 Olympic Development Program.

“Kyle is a fine young man and a fine player who has played at a very high level,” Ross said. “Being in the United States Development Academy has meant he had to forego playing high school ball his senior year.  That demonstrates a significant commitment to the sport and one that we anticipate will greatly help us.

“I am sure it’s not a coincidence that where he’s gone, championships have followed,” he said. ” That he carries himself with humility given his success is impressive.  He has a strong work rate, a wide range of technical abilities, and we look forward to Kyle being a Trojan in the years to come.”

Carr is undecided about what he wants to study at Taylor, but is considering majoring in education.

“A huge part of college sports is the relationships you make with both your coaches and your teammates,” Carr said. “When I visited Taylor I felt so welcomed by Coach Ross, Coach Miller, and the whole team.  I want to be a part of a team whose goal is to not only succeed on the field but to also help each other succeed in becoming closer to Christ.”

Carr is the son of Brevard Community College athletic director and women’s soccer coach Jeff Carr.