– It was a momentous day for Temple men's soccer, as head coach Brian Rowland
announced the recent signing of one of the nation's top recruits, 15-year-old Nathaniel Gee. The Camden, N.J. native joins the 2018 roster after inking his draft day letter in the presence of his family, coaches and teammates in Philadelphia on Thursday evening.
"Nate has been to all of our home games this season, supporting the squad and being an all-around great teammate," announced Rowland. "We are really excited to make this official, as we are confident he has what it takes to bring our team to the next level. Nate really embodies everything that our program stands for. He's resilient, he's tough, he's a leader, he's a role model--all of those things make him a fantastic addition to our team."
Nate was diagnosed with absent seizures in April of 2009. These seizures occur about once a month, and he has responded well to the medication taken to help prevent the seizures like the true fighter he is. The Temple men's soccer team has monumental goals set in place for the future, and the squad knows that signing a player with the heart and bravery that Nate possesses is crucial to the team's success the remainder of the season.
The Owls were connected with Nate through Team IMPACT, a national organization that enhances relationships between children and student athletes through the power of friendship and teamwork. Nate is now a member of a very special team, as the group and their newest member will now work to motive and inspire one another through many of life's greatest challenges.
Team IMPACT has touched the lives of tens of thousands of student athletes across the country, and Temple is grateful to gain such an encouraging new Owl that embodies the true meaning of Greatness Doesn't Quit.