Feb. 3, 2011
CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina men’s soccer head coach Shaun Docking announced his 2011 recruiting class on Thursday.
“Overall, this is a very strong group of incoming players to our program,” Docking said. “I am very excited and pleased with the versatility that we have, as I believe that every one of these guys has the potential to start for us in the fall. We have also brought in these talented individuals to add to our scoring and creative needs for us to progress as a group and get back into the NCAA tournament again next year.”
F, 5-9, 162
Clarendon, Jamaica/Cincinnati State Technical College
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Spent two seasons at Cincinnati State Technical College under head coach Mike Combs … Registered 25 points on 11 goals and three assists in just 14 games played in his freshman season at Cincinnati State Technical College … Named to the OCCAC All-Academic Team … Turned in a team-best 67 points on team-leading 24 goals and 19 assists last season as a senior … Finished fourth in the nation in points … Helped the Surge finish the season with a 22-3-0 overall record … Helped the Surge finish NJCAA Runner-Up after reaching the Division I NJCAA National Championship for the first time in school history … Playing an instrumental role in helping the Surge outscore its opponents 108-24 … Member of a Surge team that was crowned OCCAC, Region XII and District Champions … Tabbed as a NJCAA and NSCAA All-American … Selected to the 2010 Region XII first team … Named to the 2010 OCCAC first team … Played for the Portmore United Club Team and was the Premier League Champion in 2008 and the Knockout Champion in 2008 and 2009 … Named league MVP in 2007 and 2008 and won back-to-back Golden Boot awards … Was the leading scorer on his high school team … Set an all-time school scoring record over a five-year period in high school … Helped lead his high school to the U-16 championship in 2004 … Also won championships in 1999 and 2000.
Docking on Bennett: “Ashton comes to us from Cincinnati State Technical College where he led his team to the Junior College National final. He was well deserved of his All-American honors that he received this year as he was one of the nation’s leading goal scorers. I think Ashton’s understanding and awareness of the game is second to none and we are delighted to have Ashton join us and continue his growth as a soccer player.”
D, 6-3, 155
Johns Creek, Ga./Chattahoochee
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Les Meenan at Chattahoochee High School … Four-year varsity starter as a defender … Helped lead the Cougars to a 16-1-1 record as a freshman and a regional championship … Also reached the Georgia State Quarterfinals as a freshman … Selected as team captain in 2010 … Played for the GSA Phoenix 93 Red Club Team and served as team captain in 2010 and 2011 … Helped guide his team to a U-18 No. 1 ranking in the nation, region and state … Played an instrumental role in leading the team to state championships from 2007-09 … Helped the team finish as National League Champions in 2009 and 2010 … His team was Disney Showcase Champions in 2007 and 2010 … Also finished third at the 2010 National Championships.
Docking on Coons: “Tucker is a very smart soccer player that has continued to grow physically over the past year. I think he is a real sleeper of the group this year, and I think Tucker is going to become a very good Division I college soccer player over the next few years. We expect Tucker to come in this fall and compete for starting time as a defender with our group.”
F, 5-7, 140
Rock Hill, SC/Northwestern
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Four-year letterwinner at Northwestern High School under head coach Dom Wren … Member of a team that was region, upper state and state champions from 2007-09 … Helped guide his team to a National Championship as a sophomore following a 24-0-0 undefeated record … Had at least one goal in all three South Carolina State Championship games … Named all-region as a freshman … Was an ESPN Rising All-American Honorable Mention as a sophomore … Tabbed all-state and was the High School Sports Report Player of the Year as a junior … Named an ESPN Rising All-American as a junior … Selected to the 2010 NSCAA All-South Team … Scored 93 goals and 38 assists in his first three years in high school … Member of the ODP team for South Carolina and Region III in 2008 and 2009 … Helped lead his club team to the Disney Soccer Showcase Championship in 2009 and 2010 … His club team was the Region III Premier League East Champion in 2008 and the Region III Champion in 2009 … Led his club team to a third place showing at the National Championships in Boston, Mass.
Docking on Garbanzo: “Ricky is a proven goal scorer and a top forward that we are very excited to have join our program. He will compete straight away for a starting spot with our program. Ricky brings great energy and enthusiasm to our team as we look to create and score more goals on our squad next year.”
F/M, 5-11, 165
Edmond, Okla./Deer Creek
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Four-year letterwinner at Deer Creek High School under head coach Zach Stephens … Scored 10 goals and had four assists as a freshman in leading the Antlers to a 14-4 record and an appearance in the Oklahoma State Semifinals … Selected as the Deer Creek High School Rookie of the Year … Tallied 24 goals as a sophomore and was named all-district and the Deer Creek High School Offensive Player of the Year … Had 24 goals and 10 assists as a junior and again tabbed all-district and the Offensive Player of the Year … Guided the Antlers to a 16-3 record that season and a District 2 Championship … Player for the Edmond Soccer Club 93 Team … Helped lead his team to the 2005 Oklahoma State Championship … Was an Oklahoma State Finalist in 2006 … Also played for the Celtic 93 Club Team that was a three-time USYSA State Finalist and a 2010 USYSA Regional Quarterfinalist … Member of a Celtic 93 team that was the 2009 USYSA ODP National Runner-Up in and Region III Champions in 2009 … Attended an ODP international tour to Argentina.
Docking on McLaws: “Shawn is another versatile player that we feel can compete for starting time in a few different spots. He is very comfortable with the ball and has a got a great understanding of the game. He has scored goals at high levels of soccer, so we are very excited to have Shawn join our program and work to earn a starting spot this coming fall.”
F/M, 5-11, 140
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Four-year letterwinner at Catoosa High School under head coach Brent Crewshaw … Scored 35 goals and had 23 assists in his first three years with the Indians … Tabbed to the 5A All-District Team as a freshman and was selected as Midfielder of the Year … Named to the 5A All-District Team as a sophomore … Also earned MVP and Offensive Player of the Year accolades … Named Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and was selected to the 4A All-District Team … Played club and was a member of the ODP Regional and International Team … Helped his team finish in third place in the PLW League … Recipient of the Tulsa National Lifetime Award.
Docking on Schmoker: “Adam is a versatile midfield player that can compete for starting time as a wide or central midfielder. He works extremely hard and his work rate and determination is a great strength that will help him transition early on into Division I college soccer.”
F/M, 5-11, 145
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Four-year letterwinner at Catoosa High School under head coach Brent Crewshaw … Scored 22 goals and had 38 assists in his first three years with the Indians … Named to the 5A All-District Team as a sophomore … Selected to the 4A All-District Team and was named team MVP as a junior … Made the honor roll all four years of high school … Played club and was a member of the ODP Regional and International Team … Helped his team finish in third place in the PLW League … Recipient of the Tulsa National Lifetime Award.
Docking on Schmoker: “Jordan can play anywhere as an attacking player and is very capable of scoring goals at the top level. We are very excited to have Jordan come to Coastal Carolina in the fall. Jordan is a very hardworking, team oriented player that will compete for starting time as a freshman.”
F, 6-0, 155
Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson
Prior To Coastal Carolina: Three-year letterwinner at Walker Johnson High School under head coach Mike Williams … Posted 23 points on eight goals and eight assists as a senior … turned in three game-winning goals in 2010 … Selected as team captain as a senior … Was a 2010 All-State Honorable Mention … Helped the team to a 11-2-1 record in 2010 and a County 4A West Championship … Team was also a regional finalist … Played for the Bethesda SC Arsenal Club Team from 2002-09, which was one of the top two teams in the state of Maryland … Invited to the Nike HQ U-14 Tournament in Oregon … Scored every goal for Arsenal in that tournament … Played for the Potomac SC Cougars ’93 from 2010-11.
Docking on Tillman: “We saw Mike at our academy camp this past summer and he really impressed us with his commitment and attitude to becoming a better soccer player. We feel Mike will compete early on for playing time and we are very excited to have him as a part of program.”