Presque Isle, ME – The University of Maine at Presque Isle Men's soccer team has added two more talented players from Lake Worth Florida to their 2020 recruiting class. Paul Hyatt and Remar Shirley, two athletic and explosive forwards who played for Palm Beach Central High in Wellington, Florida will join the Owls next season.
Hyatt was a 3-year varsity starter for Ocho Rios High in Jamacia and a 1-year starter for Palm Beach Central High School in Florida where he combined to tally 10 goals and 14 assists during the last two seasons. While playing for the Bronco's Hyatt was twice named Man of the Match and according to his High School Coach Tom Dawkins, "Paul has a very high ceiling with his great attitude, height and knowledge of the game. He is a fine young man with the highest character who will make a great addition to the UMPI men's soccer program next season."
Hyatt plans to study Political Science at UMPI and when asked about coming to the university to continue his soccer career Hyatt stated, "I am very happy to be playing for the University of Maine at Presque Isle next season and I am ready to help the team win some NCAA DIII Championships."
Shirley was a 3-year varsity starter for Palm Beach Central High School and was named the team's Most Versatile Player during the 2020 season for his ability to step in and successfully play anywhere on the field. According to Coach Tom Dawkins, "Remar is one of the most coachable kids I have had the pleasure of working with in all my years coaching. His knowledge of the game has allowed me to utilize him in every way imaginable. He has excellent speed and a nose for the goal that will allow him to be very successful at the collegiate level."
Shirley plans to study visual arts at UMPI next year and when asked about playing for the Owls in 2020 Shirley states, "I am thankful for the opportunity to play for the University next year and I am willing to work hard to help the team be successful in any way I can."
U-Maine Presque Isle Head Soccer Coach Alan Gordon is extremely excited to have both Hyatt and Shirley join the Owls program in 2020. "I am confident that these two young men have the experience and knowledge to step in and make an immediate impact on the success of our team. Their speed and explosiveness on the ball will allow the Owls to put offensive pressure on opposing defenses and help the team score key goals in 2020. I am looking forward to seeing them take the field with their new teammates in the coming season."