The Hood College men's soccer team has announced the addition of seven incoming first-year student-athletes for the 2018 season.
The group will add to the core of a squad coming off an 8-9-1 season, including 2-5-1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth.
"We are pleased to welcome a talented class to Hood College," said Head Coach Kenny Putnam. "Every player has a successful playing background that will complement our returning players. Together, the team has the potential for an excellent showing this fall."
Isaac Coeto Jr. is a 5-8 goalkeeper all the way from Cypress Ridge High School in Houston Texas. He led Cypress Ridge to three playoff appearances, making his team the only school to go to the playoffs back to back years. Coeto Jr. received honorable mention honors his junior year, followed up by second team all-district honors as a senior.
Christian Fisher, from Baden, Pennsylvania, is a 5-9 forward from Ambridge High School. Fisher, a three-time all-section selection and three-time Ambridge Offensive MVP, led his team to the WPIAL playoffs three times, including one section championship. As a senior, he was named All-WPIAL while finishing his career with 51 goals and 16 assists.
Graham Bussink is a 6-2 midfielder from Laurel, Maryland and a graduate of Meade High School, where he played for Mike Banach. He was a member of the county championship team in 2015 that advanced to the state finals and went 17-2. Bussink was named all-county on the pitch and was an honor roll student in the classroom. He played club for Juventus Elite under Pat Huelde, where the team was ranked second in Maryland and 11th in the region.
Jake Hynson hails from Pasadena, Maryland, where he attended Chesapeake High School. The 5-8 winger most recently played club ball with SAC Premier White 00 under coach Paul Francisco. His club team are this year's Presidential State Cup champions where Hynson was awarded top goal scorer. Before his SAC Premier White 00, Hynson with NLS Ajax and Cerritos Soccer Academy. In 2017, coach Dan Bulls and NLS Ajax were named IMG Champions where Hynson was the top goal scorer in the academy tournament. With Cerritos Soccer Academy, Hynson won NCSL Championships in 2014 and 2015. The third all-time goal scorer at Chesapeake High School was named to the honor roll all four years.
Another incoming forward is Jaylen Poisal from Martinsburg, West Virginia. The 6-3 forward attended Hedgesville High School where he played soccer and lacrosse. His four-year high school soccer career is stamped with two sectional titles, a regional title, and an appearance in the state semifinal. He was also named first team all-county, and first team all-state while achieving honor roll. His club soccer was played with Adam Sperry's Epic Xplosion. Poisal was the team's leading goal scorer.
Coming from Arlington Virginia is 5-9 forward Ricky Selgado. The Wakefield High School graduate was named first team all-conference and received the Sportsmanship Award and Coaches Award twice while leading the team to the regional championship. His club ball was played with Annandale United FC who is coached by Bo Amato. Selgado and Annandale United FC hold victories in the State Cup Championship, Virginia Elite Championship, PA Classics Championship, and Richmond classics Championship. Selgado recorded 36 goals and 23 assists during his stint with the club. His academic achievements include Principal's Honor Roll, Student of the Month, and Student of the Year. Selgado is looking to study Engineering as a Blazer.
Dom Spinuzza is a 5-11 defender from Williamstown, New Jersey. The Williamstown High School graduate played club soccer with SJEB Rush coached by Martin Wood. The SJEB Rush went on to be named State Cup Champions in the year 2017. Spinuzza was involved in a number of academic clubs during high school including the Law and Justice Academy and the Italian American Club. He had a short spell as an intern at the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.