July 22, 2011
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina men's soccer players Cyprian Hedrick, Justin Portillo and Jordan Schwartz have been busy over the summer months training and competing with clubs of the United States' Premier Development League.
Hedrick has been a constant starter for the Fresno Fuego playing 929 minutes in 12 contests. The incoming senior midfielder put his lone shot attempt of the summer in goal along with adding two assists for the undefeated Fresno Fuego. Hedrick's club is one of four undefeated sides in the 64 team Premier Development League.
Portillo, an All-Big South Freshman team and second team performer in 2010, plays for the Baton Rouge Capitals where he has started 13 of the club's 15 matches. The sophomore has logged the second most minutes of any Capital this summer with 1167 from his defensive center midfield position.
Schwartz, a defender, has played in 11 of the New Orleans Jesters' 13 games. In 423 minutes of play the sophomore has picked up one assist for the 7-6-2 Jesters.
Additionally, Scott Angevine has been training with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, while Luis Faz has been working out with Pachuca F.C. of Mexico's top flight La Primera Division. Angevine, a senior goalkeeper, was named to the Big South All-Tournament Team after allowing just one goal in three games last season. Faz, a junior striker, netted three goals and assisted on six others to finish with 12 points last season.
Hedrick, Portillo, Schwartz, Angevine and Faz will join their teammates in early August to start preparing for a run at the programs' eleventh Big South championship and a return trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The first opportunity for fans to see the 2011 squad in action will be on August 19 as the Chanticleers host perennial powerhouse North Carolina in a friendly at 7 p.m. There is no charge for admission to the match.