Sunday April 1, 2012
Story by Gary L. Moody Jr., M.Ed. / AFC Media & Public Relations

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  AFC Cleveland Signs First Player    

AFC Cleveland is proud to announce the signing of Case Western Reserve striker and Parma Heights native Vinny Bell. The agreement is subject to league and federation approval. Bell is the first player ever signed by AFC Cleveland, Northeastern Ohio's newest sports franchise.

Bell has been a star for the Case Western Reserve men's soccer program, leading the team in scoring, goals, shots and shots on goal in 2010. He was named third-team NSCAA All-American and first-team NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region along with UAA MVP and first-team All-UAA honors in 2010.

  In 2009 Bell led the team in goals for the first time on his way to collecting team All-UAA and UAA All-Academic honors. In 2008 Bell started 15 matches as a freshman and found himself tied for second on the team in goals, while also registering three game-winners.

Bell earned four varsity soccer letters at Valley Forge HS and was also named First Team All-Cleveland and Third Team All-Ohio.







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