Stetson men's soccer head coach T. Logan Fleck is welcoming 14 newcomers to the Hatters' camp this summer in preparation of the 2013 season.
"We're bringing in a bunch of young dynamic kids that all want to work really hard," Fleck said of the group. "They all realize, though, that it's going to be an incredibly competitive camp.
"It's not one of these things where you have all of these returning players, and everybody knows the style," Fleck said regarding the healthy number of newcomers. "This is going to be everybody working very hard to get into the same area code. Then we're going to keep refining it through good competition.
"We're excited about the group we have coming in, and we can't wait to get things started with camp here pretty soon," Fleck concluded.
Training for the Hatters begins on August 14, and the team's first exhibition contest is on August 19 at home against Florida Southern at 7:00 p.m. Stetson will also open the regular season at home, hosting UMass-Lowell on August 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Here are the 14 individuals that will be beginning camp with the Stetson men's soccer team this month.
Hometown: Bilbao, Spain
Previous School: Wheeling Jesuit
Arroyo played one season at Wheeling Jesuit University before transferring to Stetson. He appeared in 14 matches, starting two while with the Cardinals. Arroyo scored one goal in 495 minutes of action. He attended the International German School of Bilbao in Spain before coming to the States.
Hometown: Terrace Davie, Fla.
High School: Cooper City HS
Austin attended Cooper City High School where he was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll and a Scholar-Athlete. He also earned an Academic Excellence Award and the Outstanding Leadership Award. Austin was named an AP Scholar with Honor via College Board, and was also a member of the Key Club, the National Honor Society, and the Student Government Association at Cooper City HS. He also competed in cross country and track & field during high school. Austin helped lead the Cowboys to the District Finals in 2010.
Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland
High School: The Glasgow Academy
Bain attended the Glasgow Academy in Scotland. He earned the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver. Bain also played rugby, tennis, and ran cross country and track at the academy. He won the 400 meter school championship three years in a row, and earned an International Cap for Scotland.
Hometown: Charlotte, Fla.
High School: IMG Academy
Carbone attended Bradenton Prep as a freshman, Edison Academics as a sophomore, and finally the IMG Academy during his junior and senior seasons. He scored 20 goals and added 22 assists during the 2010-11 season. His team won the Disney Cup Championship in 2012.
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Vestavia Hills HS
Castellanos attended Vestavia High School in Alabama where he spent time volunteering with Relay for Life, Invisible Children, and Helping Hands. He was also a student government association representative at Vestavia. Castellanos won the Lakeshore Shootout Championship three times, the Metro Tournament Championship twice, and one state championship. He earned State Finals MVP, Metro Player of the Year, and Lakeshore Shootout MVP honors. He was a member of the Region III Pool, set a state record at Vestavia with 24 shutouts in a single season, and ranked nationally with 66 career shutouts.
Hometown: Doral, Fla.
High School: IMG Academy
Contreras attended and played soccer at the IMG Academy. He won the Florida State Cup, the President’s Cup, and his team was the Disney Champions. Contreras also traveled to train with FC Barcelona, Sporting de Lisboa, and Ponte Preta while at the IMG Academy.
Hometown: Gallipolis, Ohio
High School: IMG Academy
Haddad attended Ohio Valley Christian School for first two years of high school before transferring to the IMG Academy for his final two seasons. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Haddad won West Virginia State Championships in 2010 and 2011 with the WVSC Wizards. He earned All-Region honors and was named Team MVP as a sophomore at Ohio Valley Christian. Haddad was also named Most Improved Player as a junior at IMG. While at Ohio Valley Christian, he set a school record with 26 goals as a sophomore.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Marist School
Jackson was an honor student at Marist School in Atlanta, where he was a member of the Student Athletic Leadership Team, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Habitat for Humanity, and Project Open Hand. He also competed in wrestling while playing soccer at Marist. Jackson led the War Eagles to Class 4A Region Championships in 2011 and 2013. He played in the Georgia High School All-Star Game in 2013. Jackson had over 100 individual wins while winning back-to-back individual region championships in wrestling.
Hometown: Rostock, Germany
High School: CJD Rostock
Ladwig helped lead F.C. Hansa Rostock to four winning seasons, including a 20-3-5 mark in 2011-12, and a junior championship in 2010.
Hometown: Linlithgow, Scotland
Previous School: Rhode Island
Morison played one season at the University of Rhode Island before transferring to Stetson. He played in 13 games for the Rams. He scored one goal and recorded two assists as a freshman. Morison attended Stewart’s Melville College in Edinburgh, Scotland before coming to the States.
Hometown: Saint Johns, Fla.
High School: Nease HS
Patel attended Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla. where he was a member of the National Honor Society IB Program and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He played soccer for four years at Nease, and was also a member of the football team for three seasons. He helped lead the Panthers to Class 4A District Championships in 2010 and 2013. Patel was named All-County and St. Augustine Record Second Team All-Jacksonville as a place kicker for football. He also scored 12 goals and added three assists during his senior soccer season.
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
Previous School: Old Dominion
Reyes attended Old Dominion for one year before transferring to Stetson. He also attended Marcus High School in Texas. Reyes made the National Team Pool in 2009, and he played in the Academy League Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Fla. in 2010. He was named to the Chelsea All-Star Team and traveled to England in 2010. Reyes was a member of the team that won the North Texas State Cup Championship and the Gothia Cup Championship. He played on the North Texas ODP State Team, earned First Team All-Region honors, and First Team All-District accolades twice with Marcus HS.
Hometown: Wellborn, Fla.
High School: Suwannee HS
Shirah attended Suwannee High School in Live Oak, Fla. where he was a member of the Beta Club, the Interact Club, the Key Club, and the Student Government. He also spent a year and a half taking classes at North Florida Community College in Madison, Fla. during high school.
Hometown: Tarpon Springs, Fla.
High School: Tarpon Springs HS
Tsalickis spent one year at Countryside High School in Clearwater, and three seasons at Tarpon Springs. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Youth Association and the Boys and Girls Club. He played football as well as soccer during high school. Tsalickis won a District Championship for soccer in 2012, as well as for football from 2010-13. In club soccer, he won the Florida State Cup, the Disney Showcase, and the Annadale Premier Cup Championships.