Men's Soccer Adds 11 Newcomers To 2011 Roster
EMMITSBURG, Md. – Mount St. Mary's University men's soccer head coach Rob Ryerson has announced the addition of 11 players to his 2011 roster.
Freshmen Justin Connor (Dix Hills, N.Y./West Dix Hills), Dom de Aragao (Spring, Texas/Klein), Joshua de Aragao (Spring, Texas/Klein), Vlad Finn (Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach), Daniel Gill (Richmond, Va./Benedictine), Mauricio Navarrete (Silver Spring, Md./Sherwood), Mark Plaisance (Montgomery Village, Md./Gaithersburg), John Richards (Glassboro, N.J./St. Augustine Prep), Brett Smoot (Severn, Md./Mount St. Joseph) and Matthew Steele (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) were added to the 2011 roster.
Connor, a 5-11 forward, was three-year letterwinner on the Dix Hills boy's soccer team and served as team captain in his senior campaign. He posted 33 goals and 20 assists for 86 points in his high school career. Connor also earned All-American status for track & field in 2010.
The de Aragao brothers of Dom and Joshua are 5-7 midfielders and come to the Mount after playing four years on the Klein boy's soccer team in Texas. The brothers, who are the sixth set of brothers to play for Ryerson, helped their squad to the regional playoff in their senior season.
Finn, a 6-0 forward, was a three-year letterwinner on the Long Beach boy's soccer team in New York. Finn, who was born in the Ukraine, served as team captain in his senior season and posted 17 goals and six assists for 40 points in his career. Finn earned All-County honorable mention in 2010 and All-Conference honors in 2009.
Gill, a 5-10 forward, comes to the Mount after playing on the Benedictine boy's soccer team in Richmond, Va.
Navarrete, a 5-9 defender, was a four-year letterwinner on the Sherwood boy's soccer team. He posted seven goals in his high school career and served as team captain in his final season. Navarrete was named the Most Valuable Player for his team and All-Gazette second team along with playing in the Senior All-Star Game in his senior year.
Pereira, a 5-9 midfielder, comes to the Mount after playing soccer on the Wheeler boy's soccer team in Marietta, Ga.
Plaisance, a 6-0 defender, was a four-year letterwinner on the Gaithersburg boy's soccer team. He was named to the All-County first team in his senior year and was named the team's Most Valuable Player in his final two season. Plaisance helped his squad to the regional finals in 2009.
Richards, a 6-0 goalkeeper, comes to Emmitsburg after a playing career at St. Augustine Prep in Glassboro, N.J.
Smoot, a 5-0 defender, was a three-year letterwinner on the St. Joe's Prep boy's soccer team in Bel Air, Md. Smoot, who served as team captain his senior year, was named to the All-State second team, MIAA first team and All-Conference in his senior year. He helped his team to the MIAA title and ranked No. 15 in the nation in 2009 while also participating on the squad that went to the MIAA finals in 2008 and the MIAA semifinals in 2010.
Steele, a 5-10 midfielder, was a four-year letterwinner on the Mechanicsburg boy's soccer team. He was named the Co-Division Player of the Year and to the All-State first team in his senior campaign. Steele, who served as team captain in his senior year, earned Mid Penn All-Star first team in his junior and senior year after being selected to the second team as a sophomore and Freshman to Watch. Steele was selected to the Big 11 first team in 2009 and 2010 and the second team in 2011.