#NationalSigningDay2019: Soccer player Oman signs to become a Marlin


Bailey Spore

Aaron Oman poses with his parents after signing his National Letter of Intent.

On November 13, senior soccer midfielder Aaron Oman signed his National Letter of Intent finalizing his commitment to further his academic and soccer career at Virginia Wesleyan University.

Oman has participated at the varsity level for Linganore since his sophomore year being a staple part of Linganore’s midfield. Winston Gomez, Oman’s club coach from Montgomery Rush, notes Aaron’s ability to the little things right play a significant role in his team’s success.

“Aaron is a box-to-box midfielder. He has the endurance to support both the defense and the offense. His key passes as well as tackles aren’t going to come up on the stat sheet, but those things are the difference between winning and losing,” Gomez said. Although Oman’s main strengths lie in being the engine for his team, he still has an eye for goal which was shown last month in a 3-0 win against Walkersville where he unleashed a 40-yard strike into the bottom left corner.

Payton Ford, who has been playing with Aaron since elementary school, believes his hard work outside of team practices has allowed him to play at the college level.

“We’ve been playing together since elementary school. Even when we weren’t having team practices, I always saw him training at the field in our neighborhood getting extra touches on the ball. He inspires me to work on my game as well,” Ford said.

Oman appreciates those who have enabled him to play. “Honestly, I’ve put a lot of hard work in and I’m humbled by the opportunity to play. I would like to thank my parents, coaches, and friends for making me a better player, but most importantly a better person each day. None of this would be possible about them.”

This past fall, Marlins men’s soccer finished with a losing record of 7-11. Oman hopes to contribute to a winning season next year.