Nunez Shoots for Professional Soccer

02/12/2007
Contact: Dana Harvey
Phone: 678-357-2002
Fax: 678-891-2952
Author: Dana Harvey


     After one season at Georgia Perimeter College, freshman Martin Nunez has opted to forgo the remaining of his college eligibility to play professional soccer.
     Nunez was selected by Miami-FC in the United Soccer League First Division College Draft held January 24.
     The USLs first division is the highest level of professional soccer in its league. Its two-round draft featured only college seniors, other college players with no remaining eligibility, and college and high school players who will forgo their remaining college eligibility. Miami FC made Nunez the 22nd selection in the second round.
     We lose the top striker in the country, said GPC head coach Marc Zagara. He will do well playing professional soccer.
     In his only college debut, Nunez, a National Junior College All-American, topped the nation with 30 goals scored, placing him second at GPC in the number of goals scored in a single season. He also finished the season with 17 assists.
     GPC completed the season 23-1-1 and earned its third consecutive Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region XVII conference title. The Jaguars also finished fifth at the national championship tournament this season, after winning the title in 2005.
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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 20,000 students through six locations in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.