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Thompson scores with Bobcats

Posted: March 5, 2014 - 1:12am
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With his mother Laura, sister Sarah and father Jimmy, Greenbrier High School's Bryan Thompson signed his letter of intent to play soccer for Lees-McRae on Thursday.  Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
With his mother Laura, sister Sarah and father Jimmy, Greenbrier High School's Bryan Thompson signed his letter of intent to play soccer for Lees-McRae on Thursday.

After moving to the area from Maryland in May of 2011, it didn’t take long for Bryan Thompson to make his mark with the Greenbrier High School Wolfpack.

In his first two seasons at the schools – his sophomore and junior seasons – Thompson made first team all-region in 2012 and 2013.

In the early stages of his senior year, Thompson may have gotten the biggest prize to date, signing his letter of intent Thursday to play soccer for Division II Lees-McRae College (Banner Elk, N.C.).

“No one since this one right here has moved in and contributed more to the program than Bryan did that sophomore year when he came in and started scoring all those goals,” said Chip Warren, who coached Thompson his first two seasons before retiring at the end of 2013.

Thompson did not take the task of finding a school that fit him lightly.

“I’ve been looking probably since sophomore year,” Thompson said. “Over 50 schools and I finally found the one I wanted.”

The location and size, with an enrollment of 950, was appealing to Thompson, a potential business major.

“Smaller schools I like a lot more, you know everybody. And it’s in the mountains, I like that.”

While playing wing for the Wolfpack, Thompson is a defender on his club team and that is what he is projected to play next year with the Bobcats.

“I’ll play anywhere, any place they need me.” Thompson said. “I’m hoping to get the starting spot, but we’ll see. I’ll have to fight for it, do what it takes.”

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