Former Shorter star Traquair featured on Mississippi Brilla

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Traquair in his first game with the Mississippi Brilla

Traquair in his first game with the Mississippi Brilla

May 14, 2008

Clinton, Miss. - Former Shorter College men's soccer star Ciaran Traquair has now entered into the world of professional soccer playing for the Mississippi Brilla. In the United Soccer Leagues' Premier Development League (PDL), Traquair was featured on the main Web site in a preview story for their upcoming game on May 17.

The PDL is the top U23 men's amateur league in North America. The 2008 campaign features a 67-team format within four conferences, consisting of 16 regular season matches, 8 home and 8 away. The schedule is augmented by participation in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and various exhibitions. The league is the proving ground for players that aspire to reach the highest-levels of the game.

Traquair's team, Mississippi Brilla FC, is the minor league soccer franchise of Brilla Soccer Ministries, Inc. The team competes in the Mid-South Division of the Southern Conference of the PDL. Traquair played the full 90 minutes in their first game against the Laredo Heat.

Traquair, a 2007 graduate of Shorter, holds the Hawks' records for assists in a game (3), assists in a season (17), and career assists (28). He was a 2006 SSAC First Team All-Conference selection, a year in which he was second in the nation in assists.

Following his tenure at Shorter, Traquair was hired as the women's assistant coach at Young Harris College in Young Harris, Ga., where he helped the team finish as the JUCO Region XVII runner-up.

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For more information on the Mississippi Brilla FC, click here.

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