Hammerheads bring back a pair of players

Chris Murray
Chris Murray
Jyler Noviello
Jyler Noviello
Jamie Scope
Jamie Scope

Wilmington, NC – The Wilmington Hammerheads have signed Jyler Noviello, Chris Murray and Jamie Scope pending USL and USSF approval.

Murray and Noviello are making return visits to Wilmington.

Forward Tyler Noviello played for Head Coach David Irving and the Hammerheads in 2008 and 2009. While he was with the Hammerheads, he had 33 appearances and posted eight goals and five assists. In 2009 he was named a USL Player of the Week and also scored the deciding goal to name the Hammerheads as the 2009 regular season champions.

A graduate of West Virginia University, Jyler helped the 2006 Mountaineer squad to a conference record of 9-0-1 and scored the game winning goal to clinch the Big East Championship. Following his collegiate career, Noviello played for the PDL's Atlanta Silverbacks, leading the team in goals and total points.

A native of Roslyn, New York, midfielder Chris Murray spent his collegiate career with the UNCW Seahawks. Murray was an All Colonial Athletic Association Selection both his Junior and Senior years at UNCW.

Murray joined the Hammerheads for their 2008 and 2009 seasons and at the end of the 2008 season, he was named the Hammerhead's Rookie of the Year.

From 2006 to 2010, Scope was a member of the University of the Incarnate Word Men's soccer team located in San Antonio, Texas. He served as team captain for 2 years and led the Cardinals to a conference championship in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

While at the University of the Incarnate Word, Scope was named the Heartland Conference Defender of the Year and First Team All-Conference in 2008 and 2009. He was also named a NSCAA All American in 2009.

Scope has spent time playing in the PDL with teams including the Austin Aztex, the Bakersfield Brigade, and most recently, the Ventura County Fusion.

The Hammerheads begin their season at home on April 16, 2011 against the Rochester Rhinos. Ticket prices for games are $10 of adults, $8 for seniors (65+), and $6 for children 12 & under. Special group ticket rates are available. Contact the Hammerhead office for more information.