Tiger men add first recruit for 2013

MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University men’s soccer coach Jeremy Tosaya released his first recruit for the 2013 season this week when he announced that Colby Sprung will join in the team in the fall of 2013.

Sprung, a 6-foot defender, comes to the Tigers from Lakeville South High School in Lakeville, Minn. He played two years of varsity soccer for the Cougars, and also played several years of club soccer in Burnsville, Minn., and Lakeville. In 2010, Sprung was part of a club team that took first in the regional tournament and third at the state tournament. In 2012, he played for both the Lakeville Premier and Minnesota Thunder Premier club teams.

“We’re really excited to have Colby join us next fall,” Tosaya said. “He reads the game well and can bring a physicality that will make us better as a team. Our team defense is a goal for 2013 and is something that we have set as a priority for our incoming class and I think Colby will help us achieve that goal.

“He comes from a good club program and has a quality playing experience against high level opponents that should make his transition to college a little easier.”

Dakota Wesleyan went 6-11-2 in 2012 and loses six players to graduation in May.