Apr. 4, 2019, Sterling, Colo. — Luc Denisselle is the second soccer student-athlete of the 2019 graduating class to continue his athletic and academic career. Denisselle signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.
On signing day Denisselle said, "I chose Catawba College because I was seduced by their soccer and school projects. I look forward to discovering my new living environment, the city, the state, but also my teammates, coaches, and technical staff. My goal at Catawba College is to get a Bachelor's Degree and bring a strong defensive touch to the team, to continue to improve, and win as many games as possible in order to win trophies with the team."
Catawba head coach Ken Hassler commented on Denisselle, "I am very excited about Luc joining us here at Catawba after a very successful time at Northeastern. For us at Catawba, we look to recruit players that come from well-organized programs led by coaches who do a great job of developing outstanding athletes in an environment that teaches each player to set high standards, to train and play like professionals, and to be positive teammates and leaders both on the field and in their communities. The success that Northeastern soccer experienced this past season reflects not just the ability of their athletes but also the professional culture that Coach Buderus has created in the program. I have high expectations for Luc and what he can add to our program, both as an elite goalkeeper and also as an experienced teammate with a winner's mentality."
Head coach of Northeastern, Keith Buderus said Denisselle will be missed on and off the field. "We are so excited for Luc that he will play and continue his education at a quality school like Catawba College. While he was only on campus for one semester, his large presence and polite, positive demeanor have been missed within our group. He earned Freshman of the Year in Region IX South due to leading a top 10 defense and posting a record seven shutouts. He is a top-notch person who is serious in the classroom and someone we found coachable and hungry to learn. He is a competitor who is ready to work on his craft every day. For a keeper his size, his agility and technical foot skills are outstanding. We wish Luc the best of luck with his next step, he is someone who is going to be successful in life in whatever he chooses to do."