Luke Welch
    Luke Welch


    Middletown, MD

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 170


    Mechanical Engineering

    2012 (Sophomore)
    Appeared in four games as a reserve midfielder.

    2011 (Freshman)
    Appeared in eight games as a reserve midfielder ... attempted two shots, one on goal.

    Before Air Force
    ODP: Played for the Maryland ODP state team in 2007-08 ... traveled to Argentina in 2008 ... head coach was Keith Tabaznak.

    US Soccer Academy: Played for the Potomac team from 2008-11 ... head coaches were Kris Hazard, Matt Pilkington and Zach Samol.

    Club: Played for the FC Frederick team from 2004-08.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... two-time all-state and all-conference selection ... NSCAA Scholar All-American as a senior ... led team in scoring as a junior and senior ... member of National Honor Society ... high school soccer coach was Bob Sheffler.

    Parents are Anthony and Ann Welch ... has two brothers, Zachary and Nicholas ... his father played soccer at Drexel University ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... completed Operation Air Force this past summer ... also worked the Self Aid Buddy Care Training (SABC) ... active in his squadron as a squad honor NCO (non-commissioned officer) ... member of athletic's and dean's list all four semesters and commandant's list last fall semester ... recruited by Lafayette and Carnegie Mellon ... hobbies include snowboarding and disc golf ... favorite food is bacon, egg and cheese sandwich ... favorite book is Ender's Game ... plays Kid Cudi on his I-pod prior to games ... favorite movie is Up ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is Survivor ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite player is Wayne Rooney ... member of cadet squadron 23.

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