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Storm Soccer Signs All-Ohio Player Cory Bucur

Cory Bucur is the first recruit to sign with new Storm head coach Davie Carmichael
Cory Bucur is the first recruit to sign with new Storm head coach Davie Carmichael

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College men's soccer coach Davie Carmichael has announced the signing of Cleveland area product Cory Bucur to a letter of intent during the spring signing period.  Bucur, from St. Peter Chanel High School, is the first recruit for the Storm under Carmichael, who took over as head coach in January.

Bucur was a two-time All-Ohio Division III selection at St. Peter Chanel, garnering first team honors as a senior after being named to the second team as a junior.  Three times in his career he was selected first-team All-North Coast League and was a two-time All-Greater Cleveland First Team pick

"I am delighted with the addition of Cory Bucur to our program," said Carmichael.  "He is a model student-athlete and I have no doubt he will integrate into our team and transition to college soccer smoothly. I am excited to have him as my first recruit as head coach and his signing is a sign or our continuing high ambitions. "

The Firebirds captain and offensive player of the year for three years, Bucur was twice voted St. Peter Chanel's most valuable player.  He scored 49 goals and added 42 assists in his high school career.

"Cory is a proven goal scorer and gives us a variety of attacking options," added Carmichael. "He is an industrious worker that can hold the ball and shift defenses with terrific movement off it."

He was equally impressive off the field as well, earning All-Ohio Academic honors . He is a member of National Honor Society and is involved with the school newspaper, yearbook and peer ministry.

The son of Peg and Michael Bucur, Cory plans to study business.