The Bryan College men's soccer program is excited to announce the signing of Stephen Ricketts. He has grown up on Bryan's campus as his father has been a professor at the college since before he was born. Ricketts will now make the transition from longtime fan to one of the athletes wearing the Bryan uniform.
When asked why he chose Bryan, Ricketts stated, "As long as I can remember, I've been at Bryan watching games. I love the school, and I am very familiar with it. I feel like God has led me to spend the next four years of my life at Bryan."
Ricketts is currently finishing his senior year. He plays soccer for the Chattanooga Patriots and has been a starter on the team all four years of his high school career. This season as a senior, Ricketts is one of the team captains, and he helped lead his team this fall as they won the NACA National Tournament. As a junior, he was a co-captain, and he led the team in goals scored with 12 from the center back position. Ricketts also plays club soccer for the Premier Soccer Academy in Chattanooga.
Bryan Head Coach Drew Courtney commented, "We are glad to welcome Stephen into the Bryan community and our soccer program. Stephen has a great work rate and dedication to the game that will help his transition from high school. We are excited to have him join us this coming fall."