May 1, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina University men's soccer head coach Shaun Docking has announced the Chanticleers' 2013 recruiting class. The 16 newcomers, who were announced Wednesday, will join the squad later this summer, alongside recent spring semester transfers Simon Laugsand (Marist) and Ridge Robinson(Drexel).
Signing National Letters of Intent or Coastal Carolina acceptance of admission letters were prep and international stars: Agust Arnarson, Birkir Bjornsson, Sergio Camargo, Devin Cook, Frederik Frankman, Ben Jacks, Tapiwa Kaseke, Colin Marz, Pierre Morin, Kai Morton, Kennedy O'Shea, Michael Parado, Joel Perez, Rik Ruddick, Drew Smith and Justin White.
"We are very excited to add this deep recruiting class to our team that finished ranked 12th nationally last season," said Docking. "This class has depth of experience, including six players with youth national team experience, which should pay immediate dividends at the collegiate level."
Forward | 5-11 | 170
Kopavogur, Iceland/ Kópavogur Grammar School/Auburn Montgomery
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Auburn University Montgomery ... Earned NAIA All-America second-team, SSAC All-Conference first team and SSAC All-Freshmen team honors ... One of three Warhawks to appear in all 24 games, with 20 starts ... Led AUM with 16 goals and added six assists and a team-high 38 points ... Six of his goals were game-winners ... Notched hat tricks at Lee and versus Florida Memorial in the opening round of the NAIA tournament ... Against Lee, tied game with less than three minutes remaining and nailed game-winner in double overtime to clinch 3-2 win ... Sent the Warhawks into the elite eight of the NAIA tournament with a second-half game-winner against Jamestown ... Scored AUM's first goal of the year, a game-winner against Davenport on Aug. 25 ... Added regular season game-winners against SCAD-Savannah and Florida Memorial ... Had a goal and a season-high two assists against Emmanuel ... Tallied two goals against Spring Hill in the first round of the SSAC tournament ... Finished second on the team with 69 shots and 34 shots on goal ... Graduated from Kópavogur Grammar School in 2010 ... Played club soccer for Breidablik and FC Fjölnir ... Was the youth league top scorer in 2010 for Breidablik.
Defender | 5-10 | 165
Reykjavik, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn I Reykjavik
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Scored five goals and tallied 16 assists in leading the senior squad to the Reykjavikur championship in January 2013 ... Named the U19 player of the year in 2011 ... Led the U19 team to the 2012 San Marino Cup championship along with the 2011 fall season title.
Midfielder | 5-6 | 155
Newmarket, Ontario/Bill Crothers Secondary School
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Member of the Canadian U17 World Cup team in 2011-12, earning five international caps ... Earned one cap with the Canadian U20 team, scoring a goal against Trinidad & Tobago ... Member of the Toronto FC Academy ... Appeared with Toronto FC in a friendly against Liverpool in the 2012 World Football Challenge ... Earned the CSL Reserve's rookie and most valuable player of the year awards in 2011 ... Spent time in Toronto FC's training camp with former Chanticleer Ashton Bennett in 2013 ... Four-year honor roll student at Bill Crothers Secondary School.
Goalkeeper | 6-2 | 193
Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point HS (Southern Methodist)
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Starting goalkeeper for the USL's Austin Aztex, playing alongside former Chanticleer Ross Kelly ... Attended Southern Methodist University ... Did not see game action in 2012 ... Played two games, including his first collegiate start against No. 13 William & Mary as a freshman in 2011 ... Played club soccer for Lonestar SC... Named an ESPN Rising Star ... Played for the U14 National Team ... Was a member of the Region III and Texas state ODP teams ... Was 2009 adidas ESP participant ... Played in the 2010 New York Red Bull Cup ... TopDrawerSoccer.com ranked him as one of the top 100 players nationally and one of the top 10 in Texas ... Played for St. Stephens Academy his junior year ... Was first team all-district at goalkeeper his freshman year, first team all-district at forward and goalkeeper his sophomore season, and first team all-district at forward his senior year ... Also lettered in football.
Defender | 6-0 | 158
Copenhagen Denmark/Falkonergardens Gymnasium
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Member of the Danish Second Division club Fremad Amager in 2012 and 2013 ... Played for Danish Second Division club HIK in 2011-12, helping the club to a first-place showing and scoring one goal ... Member of the Danish U15 national team from 2007-08.
Forward | 5-10 | 175
Darnestown, Md./Northwest HS
Prior to Coastal Carolina: A three-star recruit (out of five) by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Finished interscholastic career with 35 goals, 15 assists and 17 game-winners ... Played his final year of high school soccer at Northwest High School, leading the team to a 10-1-4 record and a conference championship ... Played first two years of high school soccer at Sigonella High School in Sicily, Italy, while father was stationed at Naval Air Station Sigonella ... Scored 20 goals, including two in the championship game, in leading Sigonella to the 2011 DODDS-Europe Division III championship ... Named the 2011 Stars and Stripes Player of the Year ... Member of the '94 ODP Region 1 team, recording four assists ... Played up with the '93 ODP Region 1 team, scoring two goals ... Trialed with FC Kiaserslautern U17 of the Bundesliga First Division ... Member of the AC Bethesda club U12-U14 teams along with the U17 and U18 squads.
Forward | 6-2 | 188
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Christian Brothers College
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Tallied 67 goals, 23 assists and 19 game winners for his career at Christian Brothers College ... Scored 31 goals as a senior, including five in one game, to set the Christian Brothers College record for single-season goals scored ... Named MVP of the Inter C.B.C. tournament after finishing with eight goals in six matches ... Named best athlete as a senior along with gathering MVP awards in soccer and basketball.
Defender | 6-1 | 175
Crete, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS (UIC)
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Illinois-Chicago as a freshman ... Saw action in 10 matches, starting eight ... Tallied one point, an assist on the game-winning goal in UIC's 1-0 victory at No. 23 SIU-Edwardsville ... Attempted five shots, with one falling on-goal ... Three-year letter winner at Mount Carmel ... Natural position is defense, but played midfield in high school ... Was named the Tony Lawless/Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year in 2011 ... Garnered IHSCAA All-State and All-Conference honors as a senior, while serving as team captain on the Caravans' Catholic League Championship team ... Was also tabbed Chicago Fire All-Area ... Scored 32 goals and tallied 21 assists during high school career ... Assisted on the game-winning goal as time winded down in double overtime of the 2011 Catholic League Championship match ... Played club soccer for Chicago Magic Academy, serving as team captain for two years ... Club was a semifinalist in the Dallas Cup in 2012.
Defender | 5-11 | 155
France/Universitè Pierre Mendès France Grenoble
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Universitè Pierre Mendès France Grenoble ... Played with the reserves in the DH level, where he scored seven goals and counted 11 assists ... Trained and played with the reserves of the CFA2 team of the French Fifth Division at age 17.
Defender | 6-0 | 185
Ottawa, Ontario/John McCrae Secondary School
Prior to Coastal Carolina: 2012 Canadian U-20 national team member where he earned a pair of international caps ... Part of the Montreal Impact Academy U-21 teams in 2011 and 2012 ... Canadian Soccer League Rookie of the Year nominee with the Impact Academy in 2012 ... Trained with Toronto FC Academy in 2011 ... Part of the Canadian U-17 national team in 2010 ... Selected to the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Olympic Development Program ... Led his team to the 2009 and 2010 Super Y League finals ... Selected to the U-16 Super Y League all-tournament team in 2010 ... Team captain for the FURY USL Super Y U-16 team, OSU U-14 and U-15 OYSL team and Ontario Region 5 ODP team.
Forward | 6-0 | 190
South Riding, Va./Paul VI Catholic HS
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named to the ESPN Rise Magazine All-Area in December 2010 ... ESPN Rise Magazine Soccer "They Got Game": D.C.'s Best Athlete Jan./Feb. 2011 ... Youngest US Soccer Development Academy player (2007-08 played U-16 at age 12) ... Member of the U-14 U.S. National Team pool ... U-17 D.C. United MLS Cup Champion two years and finalist one year ... Paul VI High School captain, varsity starter as a freshman, sophomore and junior years ... Named Washington Catholic Athletic Conference all-conference honorable mention freshman year (9g/6a) and third team as a sophomore (13g/11a) ... Named second team All-WCAC and all-state as a junior (6g/7a) ... Led Paul VI High School to the Virginia State Championship as a sophomore, earning all-state recognition and finals MVP honors - scored one goal and added an assist in the championship match ... Episcopal High School Tournament Starting XI honors ... Member of the D.C. United Academy U-16 and U-18 teams.
Midfielder | 5-7 | 155
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra HS
Prior to Coastal Carolina: A three-star recruit (out of five) by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Helped lead Ponte Verde to a district and regional championship as a senior along with a district championship as a sophomore and regional finals appearance as a freshman ... Member of the 2011 Florida ODP regional team .... Played club soccer for Jacksonville Youth SC ... Led his club to the 2009 National Cup championship along with the Region III, Disney Cup and Potomac Cup championships in 2010.
Midfielder | 5-7 | 145
Berea, S.C./Berea HS/Spartanburg Methodist
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Led Spartanburg Methodist to a 15-5 overall record and Region 10 Tournament championship game appearance in 2012 ... Named a NJCAA Third Team All-American in 2012, finishing the season with 15 goals and 10 assists for 40 points ... Tallied three goals and six assists for nine points in 16 games during the 2011 season ... Played club soccer for CESA with current Chanticleer Ricky Garbanzo.
Defender | 6-0 | 190
Titusville, Fla./Titusville HS/Flagler College
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Flagler College, but did not see game action due to eligibility issues ... Graduated from Titusville (Fla.) High School ... Senior captain, voted as the offensive player of the year by his team ... Selected to the All-Space Coast and Cape Coast Conference teams as a junior and senior ... Played club for the Florida Rush U-19 team, leading the squad to the State Cup championship in 2012 ... Former teammate of current Chanticleers Nick May and Federico Bertele with the Florida Rush.
Midfielder| 6-2 | 200
Glen Burnie, Md./Mount Saint Joseph HS
Prior to Coastal Carolina: A three-star recruit (out of five) by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Played club soccer with Baltimore Bays Academy and Pipeline Soccer ... Finished the 2009-10 season with 10 goals and 12 assists as a member of the Baltimore Bays Chelsea U14 pre-academy team ... Led the Baltimore Bays Blues to a Maryland State Cup finals appearance in 2010-11 as the team captain ... Played interscholastically for Mount Saint Joseph High School ... One of two sophomores to play varsity as a sophomore ... Varsity captain and starting center back in 2011 ... Also plays futsol, earning the Premiere League Futsol championship in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2010-11.
Defender | 6-0 | 145
Summerville, S.C./Pinewood Prep/Central Florida
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Central Florida as a freshman and sophomore ... Appeared in 10 matches as a sophomore, logging a season-high 26 minutes and recorded a shot on goal in win over Florida International ... Appeared in nine games, making two starts as a freshman ... Recorded a shot on goal at Stetson ... Earned a start against Kentucky and logged 64 minutes in the win ... Started and played 66 minutes against Florida Gulf Coast ... Made collegiate debut in a victory at Jacksonville ... A four-time letter winner in high school (one at Strattford High School and three at Pinewood Prep) ... Two-time South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) all-region and all-state team selection ... Played in SCIA North-South all-star game as a junior and senior ... Member of the 2008 Pinewood Prep team that won the 2008 SCIA 3A state championship ... Named Pinewood Prep's 2008 Rookie of the Year as a sophomore after scoring 19 goals ... Started as a freshman at Strattford High School in 2007, finishing the season with seven goals and eight assists .. Named to the Charleston Post & Courier All-Lowcountry Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Played club for South Carolina United FC, reaching the US Club National Finals in 2006.
Coastal Carolina University 2013 Men's Soccer Recruiting Class
|Agust Arnarson||5-11||170||Forward||Kopavogur, Iceland/ Kópavogur Grammar School/Auburn Montgomery|
|Bikir Bjornsson||5-10||165||Defender||Reykjavik, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn I Reykjavik|
|Sergio Camargo||5-6||155||Midfielder||Newmarket, Ontario/Bill Crothers Secondary School|
|Devin Cook||5-2||193||Goalkeeper||Round Rock, Tewxas/Stony Point HS/Southern Methodist|
|Frederick Frankman||6-0||158||Defender||Copenhagen, Denmark/Falkonergardens Gymnasium|
|Ben Jacks||5-10||175||Forward||Darnestown, Md./Northwest HS|
|Tapiwa Kaseke||6-2||188||Forward||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Christian Brothers College|
|Colin Marz||6-1||175||Defender||Crete, Ill./Mt. Carmel HS/Illinois-Chicago|
|Pierre Morin||5-11||155||Defender||France/ Universitè Pierre Mendès France Grenoble|
|Kai Morton||6-0||185||Defender||Ottawa, Ontario/John McCrae Secondary School|
|Kennedy O'Shea||6-0||190||Forward||South Riding, Va./Paul VI Catholic HS|
|Michael Parado||5-7||155||Midfielder||Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra HS|
|Joel Perez||5-7||145||Midfielder||Berea, S.C./Berea HS/Spartanburg Methodist|
|Rik Ruddick||6-0||190||Defender||Titusville, Fla./Titusville HS/Flagler|
|Drew Smith||6-2||200||Midfielder||Glen Burnie, Md./Mount Saint Joseph HS|
|Justin White||6-0||145||Defender||Summerville, S.C./Pinewood Prep/Central Florida|