Brown, a 5-foot-10, 155 pound midfielder/defender, garnered all-district 1st team honors as a senior and was tabbed as the team’s top defensive player.
Brown is happy to be a part of the Rio program. “It’s exciting and I am very happy to be a part of this team,” he said. “(The university) is close to home, it’s a good school and they have a very good soccer program.”
Brown is the first player from Ohio Valley Christian to ever sign to play with the Redmen program. He is the second player from Gallia County to sign this off-season and the third from Rio’s backdoor to enter the fold.
“Another local player that we’re excited to have in our program, he’s certainly going to given an opportunity to see how he does,” Rio Grande head coach Scott Morrissey said. “As I mentioned in an earlier signing we’re just excited that we’re starting to attract some of the local talent in the area.
“He will be playing competitive games with the opportunity to develop and get him in our system,” Morrissey added. “We’re pleased that he has made the commitment to Rio Grande.”
Brown joins Zac Wallen from Gallia Academy and John Dustin Taylor from Point Pleasant as local products that Rio has brought in for this season.
He plans to major in Information Technology.
Brown described his best asset and his main weakness as a player. “I am very aggressive and am not afraid to go after a goal or just to win,” he said. “I do need (to work on) fitness and ball work.”
Brown’s goals’ for his career at Rio Grande? “To do my best and have fun doing so,” he said. “And maybe to be recognized.”
Nathan is the son of Keith and Deana Brown of Gallipolis.