Hood Men's Soccer Announces 2012 Recruits
FREDERICK, Md.--Hood College men's soccer head coach Brian Wall announced his 2012 recruiting class which is comprised of five defenders, five midfielders and two goalkeepers.
"We are looking forward to developing these student-athletes to be the best they can be on and off the field," said Wall. "We will be counting on all of them to have a positive impact on our program as we begin a new era within the brief history of our program."
Daniel Battle, midfield
Hometown: Parkton, Md.
High School: Hereford
Club Soccer: Baltimore Bays, Freestate Soccer Alliance, Maryland Player Development Program
Honors: Class 3A North regional champions (2010, 2011), Class 3A state semifinals (2010, 2011), National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Penn & Scroll Society for Journalism
Charles Burlew, midfield
Hometown: Mt. Airy, Md.
High School: Linganore
Club Soccer: Damascus Inferno
Honors: All-area (2011), all-conference (2012), team captain (2012)
Benjamin Crossen, defense
Hometown: Cotuit, Mass.
High School: Cape Cod Academy
Club Soccer: Barnstable Travel
Honors: Team captain
Ryan Deuber, goalkeeper
Hometown: Timonium, Md.
High School: Dulaney
Club Soccer: Baltimore Soccer Club Rapids, Baltimore Bays, Chesapeake Soccer Club, Freestate Arsenal, Potomac Academy
Honors: All-triangle friendlies team, first team all-ASL, team captain
Ryan DiGirolamo, defense
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
High School: Broadneck
Club Soccer: Severna Park Inferno, ASA Elite Hotspurs
Honors: Club team captain, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, key club, newspaper editor, National Society of High Sschool Scholars
Joey Fontanez, midfield
Hometown: Severna Park, Md.
High School: Chesapeake
Club Soccer: Severna Park Rowdies, ASA Premier 93'
Honors: All-Anne Arundel County first team, Gazette first team
Gary Higginbothem, center mid
Hometown: Middletown, Md.
High School: Middletown
Club Soccer: FC Frederick
Honors: Team captain, Columbia SAC tournament champions (twice), NCSL Division IV and III champions, NCSL Division II runner-up, National Honor Society
Ian Jenkins, center back
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: Bishop McNamara
Club Soccer: Griffins FC, Maryland Rush, Calverton Revolution
Honors: Most improved player, team captain (JV), Brother Andre Award for Chemistry and British Literature, youth leader
George Kitchen, center back
Hometown: Hanover, Pa.
High School: New Oxford
Club Soccer: New Oxford Colonials Summer League, Lobos York Men's Latin League
Honors: Team captain (2009, 2011), Student Council President
Chris Meyer, goalkeeper
Hometown: Hanover, Pa.
High School: South Western
Club Soccer: AYSO
Honors: Senior all-star, National Honor Society, Distinguished Honors
Neal Morgan, midfield
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
High School: Allegany
Club Soccer: none
Honors: All-city first team, AMAC first team, team captain
Henry Romain, defense
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
High School: John F. Kennedy
Club Soccer: NCSL, Real Maryland
Honors: Senior all-star game (2011), division champions (2010), honor roll