@DuqMSoccer Announces 2018 Recruiting Class
Feb. 28, 2018


 

PITTSBURGH - Head coach Chase Brooks officially announced Duquesne's 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday. The group of seven includes six freshman as well as in incoming transfer from the University of Pittsburgh.

Chase Brooks on the 2018 class: "During our 2018 recruiting process we placed an emphasis on character and players that want to push for team objectives. I am quite happy with the group of guys that we have signed so far as each understands who we are and where we are going as a program. Certainly, they are good soccer players but more importantly; they are all good people that will help us push our program forward."

Alec Anselmo
Jr. ● 5-10, 150 ● Midfielder
Charlotte, N.C./Independence (Pitt transfer)

  • Early signee, currently participating in spring training at DU
  • First-year Pitt transfer played in 30 matches with 16 starts in two seasons with the Panthers
  • Was a varsity letterman as a high school freshman before spending his final three seasons with Carolina Rapids US Development
  • First Team North Carolina Olympic Development/State Select Program
  • Was a four-time invitee to the US Market Training Centers
  • Rated a 4-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Alec is a hardworking, high character young man. He has had a great soccer education and we are excited about the experience he brings to our squad. Having him here this spring is already paying dividends on and off the field."

Nathan Dossantos
Fr. ● 6-0, 170 ● Midfielder/Defender
Oakville, Ontario/Garth Webb Secondary
Club: Sigma FC

  • Former member of Toronto FC Academy
  • Participated in U15 Canadian youth pool in 2014
  • Part of a back-to-back Ontario Cup championship teams in 2015 & 2016 with the Woodbridge Strikers
  • Captained Sigma FC U20 team to a league title and cup championship
  • Also appeared for Sigma 2 (U23) and League 1 Ontario Men's Side in 2017

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Nathan has the quality on and off the field that we look for. He has a strong pedigree and having him enroll early allows us to work with him and help him establish the type of collegiate player he wants to be before the pressure of the fall."

LUKE KELLY
Fr. ● 6-2, 175 ● Midfielder
McMurray, Pa./Peters Township
Club: Century United

  • 2017 PSCA All-State midfielder
  • 2017 Post-Gazette All-Area team
  • 2017 WPIAL finalist & PIAA State semifinalist
  • 2014 PIAA AAA State & WPIAL Champion
  • Played Club for Century United

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Luke is a player that really came into his own over the last twelve months. He has a good blend of size, technique and decision making that will lend itself well to our level of play. He is a local guy that we are looking forward to helping reach the next level of his game."

SEAN KORPICS
Fr. ● 5-9, 160 ● Defender
Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair
Club: Century United

  • Led Upper St. Clair to three WPIAL playoff appearances
  • Helped Century United to a State Cup runner-up finish

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Sean is a player that we have watched for the last few years. He is a hardworking, versatile player that is humble and excited to come in and work hard for our team goals. We are happy to keep him close to home and are looking forward to helping him develop over his four years."

KENDALL NEWMAN
Fr. ● 5-8, 155 ● Defender
Cromwell, Conn./Cromwell
Club: Oakwood USSDA

  • Ranked as a 3-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer
  • Played club soccer for Oakwood SC
  • One of the top recruits in the northeast region according to TopDrawerSoccer
  • Was invited to the U-14 USMNT training camp in Carson, Calif.

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Kendall is a hardworking, aggressive player with versatility. He has the character and work ethic to help the team compete day after day. We look forward to providing him a platform to reach his full potential."

KURTIS ORRSON
Fr. ● 5-9, 145 ● Midfielder
Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood
Club: PA Classics USSDA

  • Attended the U14 USMNT Camp
  • Ranked as a three Star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer
  • Played U14, U15 & U16 for Philadelphia Union Academy
  • Played U17 & U18 for PA Classics

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Kurtis is a bright, determined young man that will push to be better today than he was yesterday. His work ethic and desire will help push our program forward. We are happy to keep him in state to play during his four years."

GAVIN WATT
Fr. ● 6-3, 170 ● Midfielder/Defender
York, Pa./Red Lion Area
Club: PA Classics USSDA

  • USSF Academy player for PA Classics since U12
  • Invited to US regional camps as a U13
  • Played three years of varsity basketball

Head coach Chase Brooks: "Gavin is another humble, hardworking player with a good soccer pedigree. He has good versatility which lends itself well to our style of play. An in state player, we are happy have him join our program and look forward to pushing him to be the best he can be over the next four years."

2018 DUQUESNE MEN'S SOCCER RECRUITING CLASS

Name Pos. / Cl. Ht. / Wt. Hometown High School (Transfer) Club Team
Alec Anselmo M / Jr. 5-10 / 150 Charlotte, N.C. Independence (Pitt) Carolina Rapids USSDA
Nathan Dossantos M-D / Fr. 6-0 / 170 Oakville, Ontario Garth Webb Secondary Sigma FC
Luke Kelly M-F / Fr. 6-2 / 175 McMurray, Pa. Peters Township Century United
Sean Korpics D / Fr. 5-9 / 160 Pittsburgh, Pa. Upper St. Clair Century United
Kendall Newman D / Fr. 5-8 / 155 Cromwell, Pa. Cromwell Oakwood SC USSDA
Kurtis Orrson M / Fr. 5-9 / 145 Mountain Top, Pa. Crestwood PA Classics USSDA
Gavin Watt M-D / Fr. 6-3 / 170 York, Pa. Red Lion PA Classics USSDA


 

 

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