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Transyvania Picks Up Commitment From Raskin

Mercer County soccer player Matthew Raskin signed Tuesday afternoon to play college soccer at Transylvania University. Pictured front row, left to right: Carol Raskin,mother, Matthew Raskin, David Raskin, father. Back row, l to r: Mercer soccer coach Garrett Stark and Kola Raskin, his brother.

Daarik Gray
   The Harrodsburg Herald

Mercer County senior Matthew Raskin signed his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon to play soccer at Transylvania University in the fall. 

Raskin, who was a three-sport athlete at Mercer County, said he made his college decision within recent weeks.

“I decided Transylvania was the place for me on May 21,” said Raskin. “I chose the school so that I could pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. I am going into the med program there. I also wanted the opportunity to play soccer, which I will get at Transylvania.”

Going to Transylvania also means Raskin will reunite with his former high school coacch Matt Vogel, who coached the Titans soccer team during the 2012 season.

“It actually factored into the decision. Being used to a coach really helps. He was really welcoming,” said Raskin.

Transylvania also has two other former Mercer County students on their team. Tate Spivey will be a senior, while Matt Gammon will be entering his junior season.

Mercer County soccer coach Garrett Stark said the Titans will miss Raskin’s presence and leadership on the field.

“He brought leadership to our team. Having him as a captain this year was great. The underclassmen really responded to his energy on the field and he was just a true leader,” said Stark.

Check out this weeks Harrodsburg Herald for the rest of the story.

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