This was a special accomplishment for Alverson.
”I’m pretty excited,” Alverson said. ”I am the first in my family to sign to play for anyone.”
Alverson will join fellow Panther Ryan Rich in Montgomery this fall.
“It is going to be nice to have someone you know down there,” Alverson said.
Alverson received interest from a few schools. He said what he wants to do outside of soccer made the decision for him.
“It was between Huntingdon College and Wallace State,” Alverson said. “I chose Huntingdon because of their athletic training program.”
Pell City head coach Florin Radu said that Alverson was the heart of the Panthers soccer team this season.
“He is a talented player,” Radu said. “He is very creative. He can hold the ball and receive the ball very well. He was the leader here and he was the heart of the team. He encouraged the team all the time. He is very good at it.”
Radu believes all the positive qualities Alverson possesses will help him at Huntingdon.
“He is devoted and passionate about soccer,” Radu said. ”He will work really hard to get his position on the team.”
One thing that Alverson credits for helping get in this position is playing on a club team. Alverson said the individual work he received while playing club ball in Vestavia Hills really helped him improve.
“In high school practice the coaches focus on one position a day,” Alverson said. “In club ball they worked on every individual. We trained three days a week.”
Alverson said that moving on to the next level would be different than playing at the high school level.
“It is going to be different because you know everybody (at the high school level),” Alverson said. “When you walk off the field with the other team you shake hands because you know everybody. That is what I am going to miss.”