Kent native Cory Shimensky signs to play soccer at Marshall

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Record-Courier staff report

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Kent resident Cory Shimensky has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Marshall University beginning with the 2014 season.

Shimensky plays with the Internationals DA club. Having played Academy full-time for three years, he brings a good pedigree to Huntington and will challenge for a starting defender role in the fall.

"Cory is a strong, disciplined defender who rarely gets beat one-on-one and he reads the game very well," Marshall coach Bob Gray said. "He's going to surprise some folks in the fall. He is passionate and very committed to coming in top form."

Shimensky is among seven signees for the Thundering Herd, joining Mike Abraham, Goran Bratic, Scott Doney, Christian Kershaw and Ivan Sekulic. Austin Klueh and Ryan Forde already are enrolled in classes for the spring semester and part of the team, having transferred to Marshall during the winter break.

"We're really happy with our recruiting class for the fall of 2014," Gray said. "We added players at the positions we needed to fill and we believe we have real impact players coming in."

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