The Stetson men's soccer team and Head Coach T. Logan Fleck announced five newcomers to the program for the 2012 season on Monday. Travis Workman, Quinn Ebright, Doug Szoka, Luis Arrazola, and Fabrizio Chiari will fill out a Hatters roster that includes nine returning starters from last season's 10-5-4 team.
Workman is a native of DeLand and was a two-year captain at nearby DeLand High. A Team MVP and two-time All-County honoree, he will provide depth to the Stetson midfield in 2012. "Travis joined us this past spring and gained a lot of valuable experience during that time," Fleck said. "He proved to have a very good work rate and will vie for time as a defensive midfielder."
Ebright hails from Tampa, Fla., but comes to Stetson following a year at the University of Mary Washington. Before that, the midfielder led H.B. Plant High to three district championships, and was named All-County Honorable Mention. "Quinn will bring some energy and enthusiasm into the midfield, where he will compete for time this season," Fleck said.
Szoka, another local product out of DeLand High, and Chiari, who comes to Stetson from Caracas, Venezuela, will also add depth at midfield and upfront from the Hatters. Arrazola, meanwhile, is a goalkeeper out of Seattle, Wash.
"Szoka is a great local product with technical skills," Fleck said. "He shows a lot of promise and will battle for time as both a midfielder and forward. Mainly a defensive midfielder, Chiari's noted ability is the way he finds the correct pass coming out of the back. Luis is looking to come in as a freshman and get some good experience, as well as push and challenge for the number one spot in the net."
"This team is still untested and unproven," Fleck said of the squad. "As every team has done, they will look to go out on a higher note than the group that came before them. We are happy to have all five newcomers on campus, and we can't wait to get started on the 2012 campaign and open the season at national soccer power Penn State."