WILMORE - Asbury University men's soccer coach Ben Andrews has announced the addition of 11 recruits for the fall of 2017.
"We've been watching these guys for some time and knew that this caliber of class was needed for this program to take a step forward," Andrews said of the class as a whole. "We know that the RSC is now one of the most competitive leagues in the country and to have a shot at coming out of the tourney means we must put a quality product on the field. We believe that these guys will aid in our endeavor as well as help us become the type of team we want to be off the field. I can't wait to add them to our locker room and get them suited up."
Evan Cagle – Mount Vernon, OH
Cagle is a 6'1" GK from Mount Vernon, OH. He logged 88 saves at MVHS in 2016 and was named an Honorable Mention in the Ohio Cardinal Conference. Also in 2016, He helped in setting three new school records in shutouts, goals against, and highest team GPA. Cagle plays for Classic Eagles FC.
Ethan Mayo – Kampala, Uganda
The 6'5" GK from Heritage International School in Kampala, Uganda will be the third player to join the Eagles from HIS. While wearing the captain's armband in 2016, Mayo claimed a spot on the ISAAK All-Star team as well as ISAAK Best Goalkeeper. He was also an ISAAK All Star as well as ISAAK Best Keeper in 2013 and 2015. In 2014 and 2015, Mayo was chosen for the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Program.
Dunsin Adeliyi – Wilmore, KY
A local West Jessamine product, Adeliyi comes to the Eagles after helping the Colts of WJHS to a 2016 district and regional final. In doing so, he was given a spot on the 12th Region Tournament First Team. During the high school tenure of the 5'10"forward, he was able to help West Jessamine to numerous district and regional finals as well as named the Offensive Player of the Year.
Fionn McCartan – Cormackstown, Ireland
McCartan, a January transfer, brings a wealth of international experience to the Men's program. Being named 2016 Young Player of the Year for his club Two Miles Borris St. Kevin's FC. His U-18 squad lifted the Tipperary Cup championship trophy for the first time in the club's history. McCartan began classes in January and will be ready for action in August.
Isaac Amaya – Owensboro, KY
A very decorated player from KY State Champions Daviess County High School, Amaya brings plenty of fire power to the Eagles. A three time all district player, District Player of the Year, three time All-Region player, and two time All-State player, Amaya comes to AU having broken the DCHS scoring record as well as the most points record. Outside of his high school success, Amaya also has a club state championship as well as a Futsal National runner up trophy.
Noah Harrub – Elizabethtown, KY
Harrub, a Kentucky Fire Juniors product, joins the Asbury Men's Soccer team after experiencing success at the club and school levels. His KFJ team was a constant threat at the state and regional level in the President's Cup and his CEC team was National Runner Up. Along with many other individual honors, Harrub a Governor's Scholar recipient.
Joshua Hamilton – Montevido, Uruguay
Not a stranger to the Asbury Athletic community, Hamilton comes to the Eagles after captaining his School team. PAS plays in a very competitive SAAC league and played to a third place finish his freshman year. A multi-sport athlete in High School, Hamilton is now honing on soccer during his time at Asbury.
Daniel Geer – Seguin, TX
Geer, a strong defender from New Braunfels Ajax FC, brings immediate depth to the Eagle's back line. With five goals this past season for NB Ajax FC, Geer led all defenders in scoring. Geer also brings a wealth of experiencing on the service end as he is very involved with his church and local service opportunities.
Elijah Geer – Seguin, TX
The second Geer to join the recruiting class of 2017, Elijah comes to the Eagles as the leading goal scorer for the New Braunfels Ajax FC. With 22 goals and 11 assists, Elijah Geer will be a productive weapon in the Eagle's arsenal. After being coached by Darren Lenton, Geer had a few promising leads to bypass collegiate soccer, however saw the value in attending AU and join the team.
Isaiah Okesson – Wilmore, KY
Another local West Jessamine player, Okesson is joining the AU after a very successful senior year. Despite taking a brief hiatus from soccer, Okesson was still able to manage being selected to the All-Region team as well as an Honorable Mention All-State nod after scoring 14 goals.
Joe Harper – Deland, FL
Another Central Florida player for Eagles, Harper is coming off a highly successful season in both high school and Club. He led his Deland High School team to the FL State Quarterfinals (farthest in school history). In this endeavor, the captain was chosen to the First Team All-Area. For Club, Harper led his PDA FL side to back to back IMG Cup championships resulting in a final ranking of top 10 in the state.