Dayton Dutch Lions FC U18 Boys player, Cody Coppess has committed to play soccer for Franklin College this past Tuesday afternoon.
Coppess will be joining the NCAA Division III program after he graduates from Franklin Monroe High School and plays one more season in the DDL Academy helping his team in the Buckeye Elite division and representing the club in the 2016 Ohio South State Cup.
“Playing with the Dayton Dutch Lions I have experienced a very high level of coaching which has helped me grow and improve as a player and as a person”, said Coppess, and he continued, “Having the opportunity with the PDL team gives players the chance to realize their dreams of a professional career.”
Cody’s club coach Bruno Lopes, was very happy for Cody and had the following to say ” Cody is a player with tremendous talent, very thoughtful on the ball, able to temporize the tempo of the game and with a great ability to read the game and anticipate it. He presents a good technical level, either on his first touch or in a 1 v 1 situation. He’s a midfielder able to connect the game from the back, and at the same time with good sense of goal. Beside his technical and tactical attributes he has a great work ethic is very coachable and respectful.”
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC club and staff want to wish Cody great success in this new step in his career.