12 boys soccer players from Minnesota and neighboring areas of Wisconsin signed letters of intent today to play for Division I schools while 2 other signed to play for Division II schools.
14 players is a big jump from 2009 which only saw 6 players sign while 2 of those 6 ended up playing elsewhere. One moved to a D-III school and another to a community college until he could get his grades up.
This years crop of players looks very promising.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Brian Billings – Shattuck-St. Mary’s: Bradley
Zac Brown – St. Paul Academy (MTA): Richmond
Carlos Contreras – White Bear Lake (St. Croix): Wis.-Parkside
Karim Darbaki – Shattuck-St. Mary’s: Northern Illinois
Patrick Donyen – Shattuck-St. Mary’s: Dayton (verbal)
Kyle Erickson – Tartan (Arsenal): Lipscomb
Keenan Forder-Burnsville( MTA) – U Colorado – Colorado Springs
Michael Gandier – Shattuck-St. Mary’s: Furman
Zach Harwerth – Anoka (St. Croix): Houston Baptist
Mackenzie Lund – Hudson (Wis.) (St. Croix): Wis.-Green Bay
Nick Lund – Hudson (Wis.) (St. Croix): Wisconsin
Ryan Onwukwe – Totino-Grace (MTA): Wis.-Parkside
Brian Rosenthal – St. Paul Central (Blackhawks): Wis.-Parkside
Lawrence Talery – Coon Rapids (Blackhawks): Wis.-Green Bay
Brandon Wolf – Rosemount (Valley United): Wis.-Milwaukee
Paul Yonga – Totino-Grace (Arsenal): Wisconsin
Checking in on last years class of 2009:
Spencer Duhaime – Edina (MTA): Columbia…Walk-on (played one game)
Brent Kallman – Woodbury (MTA): Creighton…Walk-on (played 13 games – started 7)
Ryan MacArthur – Zimmerman (MTA): Univ. of Indianapolis…scholarship (red-shirted)
Hank Robson – Champlin (Champlin): Hastings College NAIA…scholarship (played 14 games – started 7)
ESPN Soccernet had a very interesting story today on Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribult, MN. The article features the school and claims they have more soccer players from Shattuck-St. Mary’s that will sign National Letters of Intent for NCAA Division I schools (8) than any other high school in the U.S. What’s Shattuck doing right? Check out the Soccernet article.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s players signing today:
Some of these are also listed above as Minnesota players.
Player, Position, Hometown or Country, College Commitment
Gideon Asante, F/MF, Ghana, Old Dominion
Brian Billings, GK, Minn., Bradley University
Patrick Donyen, F/MF, Minn., Dayton
Michael Gandier, MF/F, Minn., Furman
Adam Glanzer, MF, S.D., Butler University
Ethan Harlow, D, Vermont, Boston University
J.J. Olson, Lakeville, St. Martin’s Wash.
Adekunle Oluyedun, F, Ind., Butler University
Karim Peterson, Darbaki, Northern Illinois
Joey Tennyson, MF, Wisconsin, Wisconsin