Official recruiting announcements - 2014

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  1. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Last fall, for the first time ever, three of the four programs in the state of Wisconsin made the NCAA tournament. (They'd never had more than one team in the field before.) But if you're going to make a deep run into the post-season, it helps a lot to land the best players from close to home, and the best Wisconsin players have generally left the state (Jay DeMerit to UIC, Tim Ward to SLU, Ethan Finlay to Creighton, Patrick Hodan to Notre Dame, probably others I'm forgetting).

    Which brings us Marquette's announcement ...
    http://www.gomarquette.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/021514aaa.html

    Marquette has been improving for a long time now, and assuming that Andrija Novakovich actually spends enough time on campus to have an impact, they could really go places.
     
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  2. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Just came here to post Marquette's class and saw Hararea beat me to the punch. Novakovich is supposed to be the shit.
     
  3. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
  4. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chase Betenson – F – Twinsburg, Ohio (Twinsburg)
    Prayag Jina – M – Aurora, Ohio (Aurora)

    I have seen both of these kids play in person. Good players.

    Sooner or later, Falcons are going to get good again. This may be the year.
     
  5. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Andrija Novakovich | Forward | Muskego, Wis.
    • Highest-ranked recruit in history of MU soccer
    • Ranked No. 6 overall in the 2014 recruiting class by TopDrawerSoccer.com and No. 8 by College Soccer News
    • Has tallied four goals in 10 international appearances with U.S. Soccer U-17 and U-18 national teams
    • Registered 30 goals in 25 matches as a member of Chicago Magic PSG in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play
    • 2012 Gatorade Wisconsin State Player of the Year while playing for Muskego High School. Led team with 41 goals and 13 assists in 2012.
    • NSCAA All-Region and first team all-state
     
  6. UofIneedssoccer

    Nov 3, 2009
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    He is! But I do not think that you will see him in a Marquette uniform. Mom is from London so he is set for playing in Europe.
     
  7. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    No clue what his intentions are.

    He (or his parents) may want at least some time spent on campus.

    But if he's as good as advertised, he won't be there long even if he does matriculate.
     
  8. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
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  9. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    In recent years, we've seen a fair number of U17 national team keepers arrive at college only to wait their turn. There was Edwards behind Rowe at UCLA, Pina behind Meves at Akron, and McIntosh behind Jackson at Santa Clara. This fall, Louro will probably have a one-year wait at Michigan, and Jeff Caldwell is reportedly headed into what looks like a logjam at Virginia.

    Paul Christensen, in contrast, appears to have found himself a wide open situation to step into. Portland had two good keepers last year, but both of them were redshirt seniors.
     
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  10. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Speaking of GK logjams.......

    26 Jonny DeMoya GK R-Fr. 5-10 180 Olney, Md. / Sherwood HS
    24 Jake Fenlason GK Jr. 6-0 157 San Deigo, Calif. / Rancho Bernardo HS
    1 Fernando Pina GK So. 6-0 180 Houston, Texas / Challenge Early College HS
    Elliott Rubio GK Fr. 6-5 210 Chicago, Ill. / Highland Park HS

    Fenlason controversially beat out Pina just before the 2013 postseason. (Pina was 1st team All-MAC). There are whisperings that Rubio will sieze the job come Fall.
     
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  11. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Andrija Novakovich does matriculate to Milwaukee, the Golden Eagles will be a legitimate contender for the 2014 title.
     
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  12. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Interesting stuff.

    Btw, any idea how accurate those listed heights are? Unless Pina has hit a late growth spurt, he wasn't close to six foot.
     
  13. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since when? I shook Pina's hand at least once in 2013. If the cops were asking, I'D say 6'0" and skinny.

    Not too uncommon for an 18 yr. old to hit a growth spurt. Right?
     
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  14. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Right, but also not uncommon for soccer heights to be inflated, which is why I appreciate your info.
     
  15. OverseasView

    OverseasView Member+

    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Yippee! Pitt announces twelve NLI signatures ! Fiat Lux et facta est Lux!
    http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/w-soccer/spec-rel/021314aas.html

    Oops did I got happy too quickly :confused: ?
    Ok ok sorry... Just a joke to vent some frustration.... I am sure you will forgive me....:p

    “It's not the despair, Laura. I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand. ~ Brian Stimpson, Clockwise
    ” John Cleese

    PS: warning... There is some kind of attempt of a smart pun in my Froglish introductory text....
     
  16. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”

    William Butler Yeats
     
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  17. bhoys

    bhoys Member+

    Aug 21, 2011
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Along the same lines ... "“To be Irish is to know that in the end the world will break your heart.” DP Moynihan
     
  18. bhoys

    bhoys Member+

    Aug 21, 2011
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Speaking of goalkeeper backups, a classic one was when Matt Reis was behind Kevin Hartman for a few years at UCLA, then Reis was drafted by LA Galaxy after college, he ended up the #2 again for several years -- behind, guess who -- Hartman. Of course, eventually both Reis and Hartman ended up having great careers.
     
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  19. Mada

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  20. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    That Pitt's women announce such a big class just juxtaposes the poor shape the men are in.
     
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  21. soccerall

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    Mar 16, 2005
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  22. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
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  23. Sandon Mibut

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    Feb 13, 2001
  24. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How is Sarle at his third D1 school? (Monmouth is D1, right?) I thought only one transfer is allowed amongst D1 schools.
     

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