UNC Pembroke Releases 2012 Men's Soccer Recruiting Class
PEMBROKE – UNC Pembroke men's soccer head
coach Phil Hindson has announced the signing of six in-state
products, another from Massachusetts and two international players
as part of the nine-member 2012 UNCP men's soccer signing class
The class of seven midfielders, one defender and two goalkeepers marks the third recruiting class since Hindson took over the tradition-rich program in 2010. Seven of the eight recruits begin with the Braves having just graduated high school, while one transfer comes to the squad with collegiate soccer experience at another institution.
"The addition of this group will strengthen our team in all areas," Hindson said. "There is a lot of versatility in this class which will add to the competitiveness for places in the starting lineup. We are all very excited for preseason to arrive."
The Braves will open up their 2012 campaign on the road against Mount Olive on August 30 before opening up their two-game home stand with a September 1 battle against South Atlantic Conference champion, Anderson at 7 p.m. at Varsity Grounds. Admission to all home soccer games is free.
5-10, 165, Goalkeeper
Greenville, N.C. (Junius H. Rose HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Junius H. Rose under coach Charlie Harvey … A three-year letterman in soccer … As a senior, he broke the all-time saves record with 532, as well as the record for saves in a game with 28 … Finished the season with 232 saves and was named all-conference and most valuable player … In his junior season, he broke the saves record for a season with 291 and helped the team to a 6-11-5 record … Garnered all-conference and MVP honors during the season … Played club soccer for '93 WYSA Wilson Explosion Blue under coach Chad Halverson.
PERSONAL: The son of Melissa and Michael Alread … Has one younger brother, Braun, and two younger sisters, Mackenzie and Aidan … Garnered a 3.0 cumulative grade point average … Played six years of club lacrosse and was the captain of the team … Undecided in his course of study at UNCP.
6-2, 175, Defender
Galway, Ireland (St. Mary's College)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at St. Mary's under coach Horgan in his senior year and coach Concannon in junior season … During his senior campaign, he captained the team to the provincial finals but suffered a loss in the final game of the Inter-Provincial Tournament … Played in all eight games and scored two goals as a defender … As a junior, he played in all 10 games and scored three goals , while playing in all three game in the Inter-Provincial Tournament to help the team become provincial and national champions … Played club soccer from Mervue United AFC under coach Johnny Glynn and scored one goal in his nine games played … Played the entire game for Ireland's U18 team against Wales.
PERSONAL: The son of Mary and Emon Casserly … Has two brothers, Liam and Anthony, and two sisters, Rachael and Siobhan … Ranked 12th out of his 80-member senior class … Undecided in his course of study at UNCP.
5-8, 145, Midfielder
Fayetteville, N.C. (Jack Britt HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Jack Britt under coach Peter Briley … Lettered four years in soccer and two years in wrestling … As a senior, he helped his team to a 23-1-1 record as he played and started in all 25 games … Scored 16 goals and dished out 11 assists … Named Jack Britt MVP, Mid South All-Conference, NCSCA All-Region and first team all-Cape Fear Region, while helping the team become Mid-South Conference Champions and Mid-South Tournament Champions … In his junior campaign, he played in all 23 games, scored 14 goals and collected five assists as the team went 13-1-1 … Garnered the honor of Offensive Player of the Year at his high school, all-conference, all-region and all-Cape Rear Region as he helped the Buccaneers to become Mid-South Tournament Champions … Played club soccer for the '94 Fayetteville Force Premier under coach Drew Cheesman … Captained the team to a 11-7-5 overall record as he played and started in 23 games while scoring 17 goals and totaling 10 assists … Selected for the 2011 Powerade State Games of North Carolina and into the player pool for the '94 North Carolina ODP Team … Helped the team become 2009 NCYSA Division Champions.
PERSONAL: The son of Sandy and Tim Creech has two younger sisters … His mother played college tennis at Mount Olive … Graduated with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and was on the A/B Honor Roll from 2009-2012 … A member of key club … Undecided in his course of study at UNCP.
TARNUE JALLAH JR.
5-7, 145, Midfielder
Charlotte, N.C. (East Mecklenburg HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at East Mecklenburg under coach Mark Guercio … A three-year letterman in soccer … Garnered the honor of offensive player of the year for the Eagles … Played club soccer for One7 under coach Dan Cimaglia.
PERSONAL: The son of Rose Sando and Tarnue Jallah Sr. … Has one younger brother, Tarnue, and one younger sister, Sabah … Graduated with a 3.2 cumulative grade point average … A computer science major at UNCP.
6-1, 155, Midfielder
Vancouver, British Columbia (Burnaby Central HS)
BEFORE UNCP (2009-2011): A member of the Concordia University Bulldogs under coach Jason Weides … Named all-GPAC honorable-mention, team MVP in his freshman and sophomore years, as well as Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska NAIA Team in 2010 … Awarded the Booster Club Athlete of the Week twice as a sophomore … As a junior, he captained the Bulldogs, appeared in 11 games with seven starts and struggled with an injury during the second half of the season … Scored two goals and dished out two assists for five points … Took nine shots, five of which (.555) were on goal … In his sophomore year, he played in 14 games with 12 starts to his credit … Tied for third on the team with five goals and contributed two assists for a total of 12 points … Was 2-for-2 in penalty kicks … Took 25 shots, 11 of which (.440) were on goal … During his freshman campaign, he played in 15 games with 10 starts on the season … Totaled four points on one goal and two assists … Took 18 shots, 12 of which (.667) were on goal.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Burnaby Central under coach Adamu … A two-year letterman in soccer … Named Team MVP and all-district his senior year, while leading the team to become Bur-West League Champions with an overall 8-1 record … Was a team captain for three years, while also participating in golf, cricket and rugby.
PERSONAL: The son of Hazel and John May … Has two younger brothers, Corbyn and Tempal … A communication and journalism major at UNCP.
5-10, 155, Midfielder
Matthews, N.C. (D.W. Butler HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at D.W. Butler under coach Roshan Varghese … Lettered in soccer and basketball … A regular starter in soccer as a freshman and two-year captain in his final two seasons … In his senior season, he scored 10 goals and notched eight assists … As a junior, he posted 15 goals and registered 10 assists … Also played club soccer for the Charlotte United Futbol Club under coach Michael Magno … The squad went 6-2-4 overall and were the State Cup Champions in 2010 and 2012, State Cup finalists in 2011, Disney Champions in 2011, Bethesda Thanksgiving Tournament Champions in 2011 and made it to the semifinals in the U.S. Regional in region III in 2012 … Was the captain of the basketball team in the 2009-10 season and helped the Bulldogs become Southwestern 4A Basketball Champions for three consecutive years.
PERSONAL: The son of Robin McIntyre … Has a twin sister Kalyn … Was elected in 2010 to the U.S. Congressional Youth Leadership Council … Enrolled in honors and AP classes … Volunteered as a coach for a children's basketball camp and coached a basketball special Olympics camp … A criminal justice major at UNCP.
5-10, 135, Midfielder
Maynard, Mass. (Maynard HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Maynard High School under coach Carlos Folgar … A four-year letterman in soccer and a one-year letterman in basketball and baseball … As a senior and team captain, he helped his team to a 12-3-4 overall record as he scored six goals (third in the league) and dished out 13 assists (second in Central Mass.) … Named Senior Bowl all-state, Central Mass., D3 All-Star, Mid-Watch D All-Star, MVP and team MVP … The tigers were Mid-Watch D League Champions and made it to the Central Mass. D3 State Tournament for two consecutive years … In his junior year, he was a team captain, Central Mass., D3 all-star, Mid-Watch D all-star, team MVP and in the top-10 in the league in scoring … Notched three goals and 12 assists to help the team to a 9-5-2 overall record … Played club soccer for the FC Blazers under coach Francis Okaroh and went 13-4-2 as he dished out four assists … The team was nationally ranked 30th, champions of the Needham Memorial Day (B19) tournament, State Cup finalists (B18) and Disney Showcase finalists (B18/19).
PERSONAL: The son of Tricia and Bob Nadeau … Has one older brother, Cory … Ranked 21st out of his 58-member senior class as he garnered a 3.7 cumulative grade point average … A member of the honor roll, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Peer Leadership (vice president) and the yearbook committee … Was the Central Massachusetts D3 Baseball Tournament No. 1 seed … An athletic training major at UNCP.
5-11, 160, Midfielder
Waterford, Ireland (De La Salle Waterford)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at De La Salle Waterford … Won two national titles as a part of the U13-U16 Waterford team … Played for the professional team out of Dublin, Shelbourne F.C., at 16 years old before playing for Bohemians F.C. where he played in every game … Has been a member of the U20 team for Waterford F.C., U17 Ireland International, U18 Emerging Talent International and Ickneild F.C. where legendary Kerry Dixon, played for Chelsea F.C., mentored and coached the team.
PERSONAL: The son of Sharon and Paul Rooney has one younger brother … Has played soccer since he was six years old … Undecided in his course of study at UNCP.
5-7, 150, Midfielder
Thomasville, N.C. (East Davidson HS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at East Davidson under coach Paul Mcntire … Lettered in soccer and participated in track … Named all-conference his senior year … Also played for PTFC 93' BLACK under coach David Upchurch.
PERSONAL: The son of Kimberly Scott … An athletic training major at UNCP.
6-2, 215, Goalkeeper
Durham, N.C. (Trinity Academy of Raleigh)
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Trinity Academy of Raleigh under coach Steve Woody … A four-year letterman in soccer and basketball … As a two year captain, he helped the Tigers to a 7-7-3 record in his senior year and 10-10-0 record in his junior season as he helped the team to back-to-back state tournament appearances after being conference tournament finalists … As a senior, he posted 10 shutouts, two goals and one assist, while garnering all-conference and all-tournament honors … In his junior campaign, he recorded 253 saves on 277 shots for a .913 save percentage … He was named conference player of the year, all-state, all-conference, all-tournament and conference tournament MVP, as well as assisting his team to the state tournament quarterfinals … Also played club soccer for CASL Premier 93' that posted an 8-4 record under coach Alix Charles … Played AAU Basketball and was named team captain and all-conference in high school.
PERSONAL: The son of Bernadette and Todd Simme … Has one younger brother, Josef … Graduated with a 3.7 cumulative grade point average … A member of the A/B Honor Roll … An athletic training major at UNCP.