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For the week of May 2 through May 8, 2001

Cory Goicoechea signs with University of Mary

On May 1, the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. announced the signing of Cory Goicoechea from Bellevue to play football for Mary.

Goicoechea is a 6-0, 185-pound quarterback and defensive back from Wood River High School in Hailey.

The youngest son of Tom and Annette Goicoechea is one of over 40 athletes to sign for the 2001-2002 Marauder football team. The majority of the recruits are locals from North Dakota and the surrounding states.

"This was a very solid recruiting class for us," says University of Mary football coach Myron Schulz. "We’re building for the future so we are really excited and look forward to working with this group of young men."

Goicoechea earned first-team All-Conference as a quarterback and kicker at Wood River High School. He also received the team’s Most Valuable Player award on offense and is a two-time state wrestling champion in Idaho.

The Marauders are coming off another successful season in NAIA Division I Football and specifically the DAC-10. The U-Mary football team finished 12th in the nation with a 7-3 record and its third straight trip to the NAIA Division II Playoffs—and six of the last eight years.

"The end of the recruiting process is near," says Schulz. "There are still a few other athletes we are actively seeking."

The University of Mary was founded in 1959 by the Benedictine Sisters of the Annunciation and is one of North Dakota’s fastest growing universities and the state’s only private university.

It offers 33 undergraduate degrees, five master’s degrees, and 17 varsity sports to over 2,400 students.

Cory’s brother Paul Goicoechea, a 1997 Wood River High School graduate, also attends the University of Mary, where he plays on the football team.








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