Boys Varsity Soccer · Hunter Vance Signs with University of Pikeville to Play Soccer


Hunter Vance, a 2018 graduate of Bath County High School, has signed to play soccer at the University of Pikeville beginning in the Fall semester.

Vance scored 13 goals and had 10 assists in his career for the Wildcats. The Wildcats were 51-30-3 during Vance’s 4 year career playing for Coach Chris Ruossos. Vance played in the 16th Region Tournament all 4 years of his career. Vance also played basketball for the Wildcats and in his senior season he helped them to the program’s first 16th region appearance since the 2009/10 season.

UPike Soccer head coach Gary Warford is excited for Vance to join the Bears.

“Hunter attended our ID camp in the spring of 2018 as we were recruiting him in for our class of 2018. While Hunter did not attend UPIKE that fall, we had recruited him as he possessed good movement and field vision during the flow of the session, as well as a good communicator. Off-field, Hunter is a strong student and would represent our school academically in a positive manner. We are excited to have him for the fall of 2019.”

Bath County Athletic Director Bart Williams, who attended the signing ceremony in Pikeville, is more than thrilled for Vance to join his alma mater.

“We are very proud of Hunter. He has battled through some adversity in his life that’s made him a stronger person, and definitely a tougher competitor. We are excited for him to have this opportunity to continue his education and play the sport he loves at UPike. UPike is one of the best small colleges in the country and they are getting a fine young man. He will be a great asset to their school and especially their soccer program.”

Congratulations Hunter and good luck on a great future!