NEW YORK -- Columbia head men's soccer coach Kevin Anderson has announced that former high school All-American Kofi Agyapong will transfer into the program for the upcoming fall season. Agyapong joins Michael Abraham, Andrew Celsus, Jack Gagne and Greg Gudis in the class of 2011.
"Tommy McMenemy and I are excited that Kofi will round out the incoming class of 2011 for our team," Anderson says. "We have now put together a class that strengthens us up the middle of the pitch as well as on the flanks."
"The 2011 season will see Columbia field an attacking group that possesses great soccer knowledge, experience and speed, as well as the ability to create chances individually and collectively," Anderson concludes. "Kofi is certainly someone that fans will enjoy watching over the course of his career."
A prolific high school striker at St. Luke's School in Connecticut, Agyapong earned first team All-America honors from ESPN Rise Magazine as a senior. He scored 32 goals and had 10 assists his senior season, leading the Crusaders to Fairchester Athletic Association League and Tournament titles for the first time in their history. He was also named Gatorade High School Player of the Year for the state of Connecticut in 2009.
For his prep career, the Accra, Ghana native totaled 57 goals and 24 assists in his three seasons at St. Luke's School and was a three-time all-state selection.