May 16, 2008

North Georgia Soccer adds 14 new faces for 2008

Saints gear up for second season under Parris

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – North Georgia College & State University’s men’s soccer coach Pat Parris announced the signing of five transfers and nine freshmen that will be joining the team for the 2008 season.

Seven midfielders, four defenders, a pair of forwards, and a goalkeeper headline Parris’ second recruiting class since taking over at North Georgia.

“I am looking forward to this class coming in and taking part of something special here at North Georgia,” Parris said of his recruiting class. “Each player coming in will have the opportunity to build this program and will be expected to the put the team ahead of themselves in order for us to be successful for the 2008 season.”

Parris guided his squad to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final four in 2007, but has greater expectations this season. “The 2008 squad is full of skill and are enthused about the challenges that are waiting for them in our upcoming season.”

Freshmen:
Carlos Avendano - MF
Kevin Wish - MF
Eric York - F
Alex Rhodes - D
Brad Veillon - D
Caleb Turner - MF
Robert Loomis - MF
Eddie Giacomarro - D
Justin Schluraff - GK

Transfers:
Tyler Bivens - MF
Justin Gonzales - D
Renato Delgado - F/MF
Brad Cassidy - F
Patrick O'Brien - MF

“Each player recruited possesses the qualities of being a successful student-athlete and knows that what they have accomplished at the high school, club, and collegiate level was great, but they also know that something else great lies ahead and they must prove themselves all over again.”