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Men's Soccer Adds Four to 2014 Recruiting Class

Coastal Carolina has now added eight players to its 2014 roster since the start of the new year

       

Head coach Shaun Docking

Head coach Shaun Docking

April 1, 2014

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina University head men's soccer coach Shaun Docking announced the addition of four student-athletes to the 2014 roster Tuesday.

Midfielders Matthew Bautista, Martin Melchor and Daniel Rutter along with goalkeeper Nazz Russo will continue their soccer careers with the Chanticleers this fall.

Coastal Carolina has now added eight players to its roster since the start of the new year. Collegiate transfers Gavin Craig (Columbus State CC), Bryce Follensbee (Tulsa), Ollivier Gueguen (Lander) and Jordan Tyler (Penn State) were announced in January and are currently enrolled in classes at Coastal Carolina.

The Chanticleers captured Big South Conference regular season and tournament titles while posting an overall record of 19-5-0 during Docking's 16th year as head coach at Coastal last fall. The Chants advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16 for the second consecutive season and ranked second in the NCAA with 47 total goals in 2013.

Matthew Bautista
Midfielder
Rockville, Md./DeMatha Catholic HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended DeMatha Catholic High School ... Ranked as the 28th-best player in the Mid-Atlantic Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Played club soccer with the Baltimore Bays of the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy system ... Played interscholastic soccer as a freshman in 2011, helping DeMatha to a perfect 20-0-0 record and the No. 1 rankings in the NSCAA/adidas High School National Poll and the ESPN High School Powerade Fab 50 Poll.

Martin Melchor
Midfielder
Jacksonville, Texas/Jacksonville HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Jacksonville High School ... Three-year varsity starter ... Scored 16 goals as a freshman, 25 as a sophomore and 30 as a junior ... Named to the ETSN.fm East Texas Super Team as a junior after tallying 73 total points (30g/13a) ... Helped lead Jacksonville HS to the Palestine Wildcat Tournament, District 35-4A and Area championships as both a freshman and sophomore ... Trained with the FC Dallas U15 Pre-Academy Team  in 2011 ... Member of the 96 North Texas ODP program.

Nazz Russo
Goalkeeper
Coquitlam, British Columbia/Dr. Charles Best Secondary School

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Dr. Charles Best Secondary School ... Led the Blue Devils to 24-4-2 as member of the junior team as a freshman and sophomore and a 27-3-4 record as a member of the senior team during junior and senior seasons ... Tallied 20 shutouts and posted a .450 goals against average during high school career ... Promoted to the senior team as a freshman for the provincial championship, leading the squad to a 4-0-1 record at the championship ... Conceded one goal, while posting a 13-2-2 record as a senior ... Garnered goalkeeper of the tournament award after leading the Blue Devils to a 5-0-0 record and provincial championship as a junior ... Won BCSPL League Championship and BCSPL League Cup Championship in 2013 ... Played club for the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC ... Studied under the tutelage of goalkeeping coaches Brando Ciccone and Vince Donelly.

Daniel Rutter
Midfielder
Friendswood, Texas/Clear Springs HS

Prior to Coastal Carolina: A four-star recruit (out of five) by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Ranked as the 21st-best player in the Texas Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Played club soccer with Houston Dynamo of the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy system ... Member of ODP State and Regional teams ... Selected to the Interregional All-Star Team ... Captained the Region III OPD team to a victory over the U15 Costa Rican National Team ... Member of th4e adidas ITP Select Team that played Real Madrid's U16 and Rayo Vallecano's U16 academy teams ... Participated in U.S. Club Soccer's id2 National Identification and Development Program ... U.S. Soccer Training Camp invitee ... Attended Clear Spring High School.