Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Buccaneers welcome nine newcomers
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 24, 2013) – The ETSU men’s soccer team will look to improve upon its solid 2012 campaign by adding nine newcomers to the roster. Head coach Scott Calabrese recently announced the program’s incoming 2013 recruiting class, which will join an ETSU team that has advanced to the conference finals twice in the past three years.
Joining the Buccaneers this fall will be Daniel Adelman (Johnson City, Tenn.), Warren Austin (Kingsport, Tenn.), Donte Brangman (Southampton, Bermuda), Thibault Civalier (Nice, France), Troy Dolmetsch (Northville, Mich.), Jeffrey George (Safety Harbor, Fla.), Suddy Hutchins (Knoxville, Tenn.), William Nordenstrom (Linkoping, Sweden), and Anthony Wojas (Dijon, France).
“I am extremely pleased with the incoming class of 2013,” Calabrese said. “It provides a balance of youth and experience, as well as individuals with the necessary talent to help us progress as a program.”
Brangman, who was a member of the 2011 ESPN Rise National Championship Team, played in 10 matches as a freshman last season at Saint Louis University. The midfielder and Southampton, Bermuda, native started in six contests for the Billikens, including wins against nationally ranked Creighton and Louisville.
Wojas, a former member of AJ Auxerre Academy, attended the University of Burgundy at Dijon. The forward was a part of the French U19 League Champion team in 2011.
The experience of Brangman and Wojas will be a welcome addition to a Buccaneers team that returns 17 letterwinners and seven starters from last season.
“We have a strong core group of returners and believe that the new players will only help to make us stronger in our aim of challenging for the conference championship,” Calabrese said.
Wojas joins Civalier as the two French born players in this year’s recruiting class. Civalier was also a member of AJ Auxerre Academy, where he played center back for the U19 team. The Nice, France, native will join ETSU as a defender.
George, the other defender in the recruiting class, advanced to the 2012 United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Academy Playoffs as a member of the Chargers Soccer Club. He was also a member of the Florida State Olympic Development Program (ODP) team.
Three incoming freshmen hail from the Volunteer State—Tennessee.
Adelman (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Austin (Kingsport, Tenn.) are natives of the Tri-Cities area, while Hutchins is from nearby Knoxville, Tenn. Adelman, a goalkeeper, played alongside Hutchins, a midfielder, on the FC Alliance 95 Black club team. Hutchins was a Tennessee All-State selection. All three players were members of the Tennessee State ODP team.
Dolmetsch was a member of the 2012 Disney Showcase Champion team. The midfielder was also a Michigan All-State selection.
Nordenstrom, a forward, scored 16 goals in 17 games while playing for Atvidaberg FF U19 last season. He also participated in Swedish U17 National Team Training Camp in 2011.
“Each player brings different qualities to the program, and we continually strive to find players that are not only technically and tactically competent enough to play in our system, but, most importantly, have the drive and motivation to be successful members of our program on and off the field,” Calabrese said.
The Buccaneers will begin the season August 30 in Columbia, S.C., with a match against South Carolina, before hosting Kentucky September 5.
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