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Ada soccer standout signs with Oklahoma Christian

Ada High School soccer standout Brooks Thompson (third from left, bottom row) has signed to play at Oklahoma Christian. Joining him at his signing ceremony were (front row, from left), parents Derick Bowers and Sandra Bowers and Mickey Thompson. Standing behind him are (from left) Ada assistant coach Cole Jones, OC head coach David Scott and Ada head coach Tom Morrison.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 22, 2012) – Ada High School soccer star Brooks Thompson has signed a letter of intent to play collegiately at Oklahoma Christian University, OC men’s coach David Scott said.

Thompson signed with the Eagles on Thursday during a ceremony in Ada. He has started for Ada since his freshman season and since 2007, he’s also played with Oklahoma City-area club teams including Norman Celtic Black ’94 and Midwest City Vision ’94.

Ada went 2-11 last season, but Thompson scored a game-tying second-half goal in one of the Cougars’ two wins, a shootout decision over Noble.

“I am really looking forward to having Brooks join our team next fall,” Scott said. “Brooks is a crafty player with good pace and quickness. He has the ability to be a dangerous attacking player. Brooks also has the ability to play in several different attacking positions which will add versatility and depth to the team.

“In addition to his athletic abilities, Brooks is a strong student and will represent our team well off the field.”

OC finished 8-6-4 last season, losing to Lubbock Christian (Texas) in the first round of the NAIA tournament. The Eagles will lose their top two scorers from 2011, forward Trey Boykin and midfielder Neil Hinton, to graduation. Scott said Thompson will probably play some at both midfielder and forward for the Eagles.