Pearl River’s August Harp signs with 4-year program

Pearl River’s August Harp signs with 4-year program

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Another Pearl River soccer standout is headed to the next level. Sophomore August Harp (Jackson; Murrah) recently extended his playing career after signing with Lincoln-Memorial.

"August is a very dynamic player. His athleticism makes him a great one-on-one defender, as well as a very dangerous player in attacking situations while playing on the wing," Pearl River coach Drew Gallant said. "August is a very driven player, who's work ethic is unmatched. LMU is getting a great player, great student, and all-around good person."

Harp is the second 2019 Wildcat to head to the next level, joining William Carey signee Cooper Grafe (Kiln; Hancock).

"I chose LMU because on top of being a university that is respected academically it also offers me the chance to play with and against some of the best competition at this level," Harp said.



Harp was a two-year starter for the Wildcats and played a crucial role in back-to-back MACJC South Division titles.

The 5-foot-11, 155-pound Wildcat proved to be a versatile asset for Gallant, splitting time between right back and wing. As a defender, Harp was a thorn in the opponents' side with his smothering play. When called upon, he also helped spark the offense on numerous occasions.

As a freshman, Harp registered one assist in 15 games. This year, Harp netted two goals.

"Pearl River will always be special to me," he said. "I have grown tremendously both as a student and a player, looking back I am very grateful for the coaches and players that helped me grow into the man I am today."



LMU is a four-year school located in Harrogate, Tennessee. An NCAA Division II program, the Rail Splitters are a member of the South Atlantic Conference.

Lincoln Memorial has won 45 games over the last five seasons.


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Patrick Ochs

Pearl River Community College

Director of Marketing & Communications