Men's Soccer vs. UCF: Coach Jeff Cook

Penn State Head Coach Jeff Cook yells to his players at the men's soccer game vs. UCF at Jeffrey Field on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. UCF defeated Penn State in double-overtime 2-1.

Penn State coach Jeff Cook found a familiar face to bolster his roster.

The Nittany Lions announced on Tuesday that Seth Kuhn, a transfer from Duke, will be joining the program. 

Cook previously worked with Kuhn in the Philadelphia Union Academy and also Bethlehem Steel in United Soccer League.

Kuhn spent his freshman season playing for Duke in a tough ACC conference, where he played 18 games for the Blue Devils. Duke finished the season with a 11-7-2 record, reaching the semifinals of the ACC tournament and the second round of the NCAA tournament, losing out to eventual champion Maryland.

Kuhn is originally from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and he comes from a family of athletes. He started out as an academy player of the Philadelphia Union and earned two call-ups to the U.S. National U15 camp and one to the U17 camp.

He also had an appearance as an amateur player for Bethlehem Steel in the USL.

He graduated from YSC Academy, a preparatory school with soccer training apart from his club duties.

Kuhn primarily plays as a defensive midfielder, citing his love for Chelsea legend and Derby County manager Frank Lampard, and checks in at 5-foot-11.

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