Storm Men's Soccer Ushers In New Era with 25 Newcomers

Storm Men's Soccer Ushers In New Era with 25 Newcomers

After being hired as head men's soccer coach in January, Lake Erie College's Davie Carmichael wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail and the payoff will be seen this Fall as the Storm welcomes 25 newcomers to their program. 

"Last year we struggled early in the season after losing a few keys players to injury and that puts a lot of pressure on our developing players and small squad," said Carmichael, who served as the graduate assistant for the men's soccer team these past two seasons.  "A larger roster will allow us to rotate players in and out and rest key players leading up-to important conference games. It will also create a competitive atmosphere at practice and allow us to open up our sessions and create game like conditions."

The squad, which graduated eight of its 18 members from a season ago, will be relying heavily on this recruiting class along with its returners. 

"A lot of the incoming players are versatile which will provide us with different options, cover and depth in certain areas," explained Carmichael.  "Pre-season will be a very important period for the returning and incoming players to gel"

The complete list of the 25 additions, which includes eight players born outside the United States, can be found below. 

-LEC-

 

Name High School/Previous School Hometown
Connor Hosey             Johnstown-Monroe High School Columbus, OH
Cory Bucur                                                                                         St. Peter Chanel High School   Bedford, OH
Dakota Rock DeSalles High School Reynoldsburg, OH
Danny Eborall Averett University Sheffield, England
Drew Fitzgerald                                                                                             Keystone High School  LaGrange, OH
Gabe Chavis Northside High School  Lafayette, LA
Gus Hough Greater Latrobe Senior High School Latrobe, PA
Jake Shelton Webber International University Newburg, MD
James Grogan Averett University Leeds, England
John Evans   Findlay University Chesterland, OH
Jordan Webb                                                                                                   Conneaut High School  Conneaut, OH
Justin Helt  Tecumseh High School   New Carlisle, OH
Koffi Gassou North Atlanta High School   Grenoble, France
Lucianno Ruscuitto                                                                                       Wickliffe High School  Wickliffe, OH
Michael Arcaro                                                                                                       Perry High School  Perry, OH
Michael Jeschelnig                                                                                          Madison High School  Madison, OH
Myles Backus                                             Oak Harbor High School Port Clinton, OH
Nichola Cozad                                                                                                  Brooke High School     Colliers, WV
Patrick Homerick                                                                                                   Perry High School  Perry, OH
Patrick McGuiness                                                                                        Cathedral High School Noblesville, IN
Randy Danso North County Community College Toronto Canada
Sam Etherton Alliance High School   Alliance, OH
Stefan Martin Greenshaw High School  Surrey, England
Stewart Bath Averett University Billingham, England
Willy Cognee École secondaire Armand-Corbeil Quebec, Canada / Beauvais, France