Men's Soccer Adds 10 Newcomers for 2018 Season
Colonials bolster roster with seven freshmen, three transfers
WASHINGTON - Ten newcomers are set to join George Washington men's soccer this fall, head coach Craig Jones announced.The incoming class of freshmen includes Grant Barrientos (Boonton, N.J.), Tyler Jankowski (Kaiserslautern, Germany), Marcelo Lage (Middleton, Mass.), Lucas Marshall (Aliso Viejo, Calif.) Cameron Mathewson (Worcester, England), Sam Reavis (San Jose, Calif.) and Alhaji Turay (Olney, Md.).
In addition, Haukur Hilmarsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/University of Iceland) and Max Holdsworth (London, England/American) are set to join the Colonials via transfer for the 2018 season. The Colonials previously added midfielder Matthew Brummet (Baltimore, Md./Old Dominion) to the roster as a transfer for the spring semester.
"We're very excited to announce our incoming Class of 2018," said Jones, who is headed into his seventh season leading the Colonials in the fall. "We feel they have the characteristics we look for and represent what being a GWU student athlete is all about.
"We needed to replace our graduating players and add depth to the group as a whole, and we believe this class will do just that. With this great mix of experience and talent in all areas on the field, we believe that we have a group that will instantly be pushing for time and starting roles, which can only make us better as a group overall."
Boonton, New Jersey
Boonton High School/STA Morris United
Earned All-Conference, All-County and All-State honors as a senior at Boonton High School after posting seven goals and 12 assists...Three-time All-Conference and All-County and two-time All-State pick...Also played with STA Morris United SoccerClub...Competed with the New York Red Bulls Academy as a freshman.
Archbishop Curley High School/Old Dominion
Joined GW for spring semester after spending fall at Old Dominion...Four-year starter at Archbishop Curley High School...Helped Friars to a pair of MIAA A Conference runner-up finishes...Recorded 15 goals and 15 assists as a senior to lead MIAA in scoring and land first-team All-Conference honors...Competed for Baltimore Bays on club circuit...Served as captain of both high school and club squads...A member of National Honor Society who posted a 4.4 cumulative GPA.
University of Iceland/Valur Reykjavik
Joins GW as a graduate student-athlete, intending to pursue a degree in economics...Helped club Valur earn a pair of Reykjavik Championships in 2015 and 2017...Also part of Icelandic Cup champion squad in 2015...Voted MVP of Valur's U-19 side in 2014 and after being named Most Promising in 2013...Graduated with honors from the University of Iceland.
Highgate School/American University
Spent the past two seasons at American, compiling five goals and seven assists in 35 career games with 27 starts...Tied for third on the squad with 12 points (three goals, six assists) as a freshman, including a game-winning goal vs. SMU...Added two goals and an assist for the Eagles in 2017...Named Sportsman of the Year at Highgate School in his native London...Represented England Independent Schools Football Association national team...Also played at the youth level for Charlton Athletic FC and Leyton Orient FC.
Kaiserslautern High School/JSG Meisenheim
Helped Kaiserslautern High School claim first DODEA European Championship in school history last spring as a junior...Raiders posted 13-0 record, outscoring opponents 84-5... Named First-Team All-Region pick as junior...Led team in assists as a sophomore and junior... Serving as captain for senior season...Also played with German club JSG Meisenhelm.
Brooks School/FC Boston Bolts
Earned All-State honors as a senior in helping Brooks School clinch Independent School League, New England and National Prep titles...Also won a league title as a junior...Garnered All-ISL honors in 2016 and 2017...Two-time selection to New England Prep All-Star Team...Played with FC Boston Bolts in U.S. Soccer Development Academy system...Member of the honor roll.
Aliso Viejo, California
Aliso Niguel High School/Strikers FC
Started over 90 U.S. Soccer Development Academy games over four years with Strikers FC...Captain of U-16/17 and U-18/19 squads...Netted five goals over past two seasons from center back position...Participated in U.S. Soccer National Training Centers program...Member of the Superintendent's Honor Roll at Aliso Niguel High School.
Captained Kings School to three straight Challenge Cup wins...Played five years with Cheltenham Town FC Academy in English Football League Youth Alliance...Also played with England Independent Schools FA team, serving as captain for the U-16 squad's tour of Spain.
San Jose, California
Bellarmine College Prep/IMG Academy
Played with IMG Academy on the U.S. Soccer Development Academy circuit during postgraduate year...Competed with Diablo FC on club circuit before that...Member of Cal North ODP state team...Named to Best XI at 2015 Top Drawer SoccerNorCal Combine...Attended Disney Soccer Showcase, Dallas Cup and Surf Cup...Recorded a 4.0 high school GPA at Bellarmine College Prep Academy.
Sherwood High School/Olney Rangers
Earned All-Montgomery County and Team MVP honors as a senior, helping Sherwood High School advance to the Maryland 4A state semifinals...Won Sherwood's Sportsmanship Award and represented school at MPSSAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference...Claimed 2016 MSYSA state championship with club team Olney Rangers, as well as titles at the Potomac, Capital Cup and Bethesda Cup tournaments.
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