Martin Medrano, a Waynesville High School graduate, has signed his letter of intent to attend Liverpool John Moores University and play for the Everton FC Youth Academy.
“It is unprecedented for an athlete from Waynesville High School to sign with a European University and play for an elite professional football (soccer) club in their youth academy,” said Coach John Box.
Everton FC plays in the English Premier League.
“To their credit, the Everton FC youth academy has produced some of the top names in professional football (soccer), including, but not limited to: Wayne Rooney, Mikel Arteta, Phil Neville, and Tim Cahill,” Box said.
Medrano plans to study sports psychology for his undergraduate work and then pursue his master’s at LJMU.
Issued May 27th, 2021