March 1, 2000
NOTRE DAME, Ind. —- Brian Jarvis, a forward/midfielder from Pomona, Calif., has become the seventh high school senior to sign a national letter of intent to play soccer at the University of Notre Dame beginning in the fall of 2000. Jarvis will join midfielder Filippo Chillemi (Rosewell, Ga.), midfielder/defender Justin Detter (White Lake, Mich.), defender Greg Martin (Plano, Texas), forward/midfielder Devin Prescod (Marietta, Ga.), midfielder Kevin Richards (Warwick, Bermuda), and midfielder Chad Riley (Houston, Texas) who signed national letters of intent in February.
The 6-1, 195-pound senior was a two-year starter at Damien High where he twice earned all-Sierra league honors. Last season, Damien advanced to the finals of the CIF Division I playoffs after winning the Sierra League championship and winning both the El Rancho and Montclair tournament titles.
In addition, Jarvis has played for the Corona Eagles since May of 1997. In 1999, he led the Eagles to the tournament championship at the Las Vegas Invitational and helped his squad advance to the quarterfinals of the National Cup in California. The previous season, 1998, his team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Cup and won three tournament crowns.
“Brian’s athleticism is his strongest asset,” Notre Dame assistant coach Chris Apple says. “He adds great speed, strength and power to our incoming freshman class. His versatility allows him to play in several different positions on the field. Brian instinctively finds the back of the net. His ability to be a target and a goal scorer will give us added balance on offense.”