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Men's Recruiting Feb 07, 2020

Virginia Tech men’s soccer adds two to roster ahead of spring season

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech men’s soccer head coach Mike Brizendine announced the additions of two student-athletes that will join the Hokies this spring. Zane Bubb and Kyle McDowell join a successful Hokies’ program that is coming off a program record fourth consecutive NCAA appearance.

Zane Bubb
Position – Defender
Hometown – Saint Johns, Florida
High School – Creekside
Club – Florida Elite Soccer Academy

Bubb joins the Hokies after playing two seasons at the University of North Florida. Starting all 16 games for the Opsreys in 2019, Bubb led North Florida in minutes played (1,401) and added two goals and one assist on the season.

In high school, Bubb was a four-year varsity player, a three-time team MVP, the North Florida Player of the Year and was named as a member to the Jacksonville All-Decade Team.

Kyle McDowell
Position – Midfield
Hometown – West Sussex, England
High School – St. Phillip Howard Catholic
Club – Portsmouth FC

McDowell played two seasons at Ottawa University where he was a 2018 third-team and 2019 first team NCCAA All-American. McDowell started all 23 games in 2019, leading the team, as well as the Golden State Athletic Conference, in assists with 11. In 2018 McDowell led Ottawa in assists with 8.

McDowell played eight years for Portsmouth FC under head coach Mikey Harris.