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MEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES 2012 RECRUITING CLASS

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: May 07, 2012
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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - In search of the team's eighth-straight Northeast Conference Championship and fourth-straight NCAA Tournament Appearance, Monmouth University Men's Soccer Head Coach Robert McCourt has announced the written commitments of nine student-athletes for the 2012 season. 

McCourt carries a proven track record for bringing in top-notch talent, having coached four players who went on to become All-Americans. RJ Allen and Ryan Kinne each earned All-American status twice, while Dan Bostock and Steven Holloway attained the prestigious honor once each.

"2012 brings a wonderfully talented class of top-notch soccer players," said McCourt. "There is an ideal blend of talented young players as well as older experienced students-athletes. I expect this class to have a major impact on the next few seasons of Monmouth soccer. I am very excited to begin working with this group in preseason."

Zach Zurita
Forward/Midfield
Stratford, Connecticut

Bunnell High School
-NSCAA 1st Team All-American
-Connecticut State High School Player of the Year
-State Champions in Senior Season (1st ever for Bunnell HS)
-43 Goals and 14 Assists as a Senior

South Central Premier
-United States Soccer Federation Development Academy Team
-2010 USSFDA National Select IX Team
-Invited into 3 different Youth National Team Market Training Center Camps

Tomas Penfold
Midfield
Scarsdale, New York

Scarsdale High School
-Team Captain and State Semi-Finalist 
-1st Team All-Section

FC Westchester
-United States Soccer Federation Development Academy Team
-#60 in ESPN Class of 2012 Top 150 Players
-Invited to Youth National Team Market Training Center Camp

Jared Dublin
Forward
Westwood, New Jersey

Bergen Catholic High School
-One of the leading goal scorers for one of the most well-known programs in the state

FC Westchester
-United States Soccer Federation Development Academy Team

Dan Pizzimenti
Defender
Manalapan, New Jersey

Christian Brother's Academy High School
-State Champions Senior Year
-Team went 21-0 and ranked #4 in the Nation

Toms River Soccer Association Galaxy
-Made multiple State Cup Finals Appearances for TRSA Galaxy
-New Jersey State Olympic Development Team for the last 4 years
-Won Regional Championship with NJ State Team
-Region 1 Olympic Development Team

David Camacho
Defender
Heredia, Costa Rica

Liga Deportiva Alajuelense
-One of the best-known club teams in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Youth National Team
-Former member of the u17 Youth National Team
-Played in World Cup Qualifying Games for u17 National Team
-Member of u20 Youth National Team

Francois "Paco" Navarro
Midfield/Forward
Paris, France

William Carey University
-2011 2nd Team NAIA All-American
-16 Goals, 7 Assists
-Team finished 16-4-3 and advanced to the NAIA Final 4

France u17 Youth National Team
-Member of the prestigious Clairefontaine Academy

Edney Derrick
Forward/Midfield
Accra, Ghana

KNUST University
-Team MVP

Senyah Agyemang
Midfield/Defender
Accra, Ghana

KNUST University
-Athletic presence
-Technical Player

Ryan McNamara
Midfield
West Nyack, New York

University of New Hampshire
-Played in 16 Games for UNH, scoring 4 goals as a Freshman

Don Bosco Prep
-31 Career Goals
-34 Career Assists
-Team won the league all 4 years he played

FC Westchester
-United States Soccer Federation Development Academy Team
-Member of the National Select IX Team as a u16 player

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