Lincoln-Sudbury soccer phenom Cole DeNormandie could be on his way to Chapel Hill. After visiting the University of North Carolina campus this past weekend, the senior striker liked what he saw.
He’s waiting for word on two possible international recruits to see if the Tar Heels will have room on their squad.
“I really liked it down there,” he said. “It’s a beautiful campus.”
UNC, 11-2-1 this season, is ranked No. 3 in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll.
“I think if they made the offer he’d take it,” L-S coach David Hosford said. “Who wouldn’t? They haven’t seen him play yet so that may be one thing that’s stopping them. But they’ve been pursuing him for a while.”
A two-time Globe All-Scholastic, DeNormandie has scored 15 goals in 14 games this season. If things fall through at UNC, he said he’s strongly considering George Mason. The Virginia school is currently fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association with a 3-3-2 league record, 7-5-2 overall.
“He’s in a tough position because a lot of guys in his status have been in the club ranks for three or four years and he only joined the [New England Revolution youth team] last year," Hosford said. "So he got on the radar screen fairly late. He’s perhaps feeling the repercussions of that a little bit, where a lot of his teammates have signed early, and he’s still waiting.”
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