AFC Cleveland announces the signing of NEW Royal, Derek Zuniga, to the 2013 roster. Zuniga, a midfielder from Massillon High, Ohio, is a junior midfielder at Wright State University. In 2012, Zuniga led Wright State in assists with three additional goals, then named to the all-conference (Horizon) team. His three seasons with Wright State have provided team leads in assists, goals, and game-winners, providing the Raiders, and now also AFC Cleveland, with an advanced attack.
Prior to Wright State, Derek was a part of the College Soccer News “100 freshmen to Keep in an Eye On” when signing with Wright State. He was a 2009 NSCAA All-American and First Team All-Ohio. Additionally, he was named All-County and All-District Player of the year as a senior, captaining two seasons for the Internationals in Cleveland.
Marquis Walker, Assistant Coach, “Derek is a versatile player who is very skilled with the ball that will be a tremendous asset for us this season in the midfield.”
David Korn, Assistant Coach, Wright State University, “Derek is an industrious midfielder who has good skill and creativity in the attack. He is able to positively impact the game in a number of ways, and his fitness and work ethic allow his team to create chances even late in a match.”