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Cousins recruited to play soccer, hockey at collegiate level

by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: 09.13.16

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Gordon Myer, son of Mike Myer and Kim Myer and grandson of Connie and Ken Myer, has signed a letter of intent to play hockey at The Ohio State University.

Jacob Myer, son of Todd and Kelley Myer and grandson of Ken and Connie Myer, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Niagara University in Buffalo, N.Y.

Both boys were born in Sylvania and began playing their respective sports at the age of 3. They have traveled worldwide to compete.

Gordi Myer started playing hockey at Tam-O-Shanter when he was three years old. He played for house leagues and advanced to the travel program with the Sylvania Maple Leafs while attending Maplewood Elementary and McCord Junior High schools.

When he was in the seventh grade, he was invited to try out for the Cleveland Barons AAA travel team and successfully played with them for six years.

After travelling from Sylvania to Cleveland three nights a week plus many weekends, plans were made for him to move to Cleveland and live with a billet family. He transferred from Northview after completing his sophomore year and continued his education at Lakewood High School, graduating in 2014.

At that point, he was recruited to play in Nebraska with the Tri-City Storm USHL Junior Program and was traded to the Green Bay Gamblers. He has joined the hockey program at OSU.

His cousin, Jacob, and his family moved to Reston, Va., when Jacob was five years old. He had started playing soccer in Sylvania and continued after the move. He played three varsity seasons for The Heights School where he was named rookie of the year as a sophomore and defender of the year as a senior.  He played club soccer for Barca 97 Elite, which was the 24th ranked team in the country and reached the Virginia State Cup semifinal.

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