July 30, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College men's soccer team announced the nine members of its 2013 class, a group that features five freshmen and four transfers.
Boston College Men's Soccer - 2013 Newcomers
|Player||Pos.||Hometown/High School/Last School|
|Nick Butler||D||Basking Ridge, N.J./Bernards/Richmond|
|Cole DeNormandie||F||Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional/Cincinnati|
|Giuliano Frano||M||Mississauga, Ontario/St. Marcellinus/University of Montevallo|
|Ado Kawuba||D||Watertown, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson|
|Zeiko Lewis||M/F||Pembroke, Bermuda/Berkshire School (MA)|
|Isaac Normesinu||F||Accra, Ghana/The Hotchkiss School (CT)|
|Phil Sandgren||F||Kristinstad, Sweden/Soderport Gymnasiet/Lindsey Wilson College|
|Amit Shumowitz||D||Tel Aviv, Israel/Yroni Yod Daled|
|Danny Zaid||D||Guatemala City, Guatemala/Valle Verde|
Nick Butler, Defender, Basking Ridge, N.J./Bernards/University of Richmond
Transferred from the University of Richmond after playing two seasons with the Spiders ... started all 33 matches in the backfield in his Richmond career ... scored three goals as a sophomore last season ... recorded three assists as a freshman ... all-state selection as a senior in high school and led Bernards to the state sectional finals ... led the Mountaineers to three conference titles ... All-Skyland Conference and all-area selection twice.
Cole DeNormandie, Forward, Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional/University of Cincinnati
Transferred from the University of Cincinnati after playing two seasons with the Bearcats ... started all 37 matches in his two seasons at Cincinnati ... recorded three goals and four assists as a sophomore last year ... earned Big East All-Freshman Team honors after leading the Bearcats with seven goals in 2011 ... two-time NSCAA All-American in high school ... named a nominee for Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year twice ... three-time all-New England selection.
Giuliano Frano, Midfielder, Mississauga, Ontario/St. Marcellinus/University of Montevallo
Transferred from the University of Montevallo after spending two seasons with the Falcons ... played in 40 matches with 31 career starts ... led the team with nine assists last season ... recorded four goals and four assists as a freshman ... finished third on the team in points that year ... a Peach Belt Conference All-Academic selection.
Ado Kawuba, Defender, Watertown, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson
Named to the all-league first team in each of his three seasons at Wilbraham & Monson ... also earned all-star honors three times and was named all-state as a senior after recording four goals and nine assists as a midfielder and back ... had four goals and six assists as a junior ... notched six goals and five assists as a sophomore.
Zeiko Lewis, Midfielder/Forward, Pembroke, Bermuda/Berkshire School (MA)
Named an NSCAA All-American as a senior ... scored a goal in the High School All-American Game ... was the only player from Massachusetts invited to the game and one of three from New England ... scored 33 goals as a senior at Berkshire School, where he is the career leader in every offensive category ... earned a cap with the Bermuda national team, playing 13 minutes against Trinidad & Tobago in a World Cup qualifier ... named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic team.
Isaac Normesinu, Forward, Accra, Ghana/The Hotchkiss School (CT)
Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior after recording 16 goals and five assists ... also named an NSCAA All-American ... named the 2012 Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Prep School Player of the Year ... led the Bearcats to the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class A tournament quarterfinals ... one of three players from New England to play in the High School All-American Game ... scored 40 goals and added 19 assists in his prep career.
Phil Sandgren, Forward, Kristinstad, Sweden/ Soderport Gymnasiet /Lindsey Wilson College
Started 46 matches in two seasons at Lindsey Wilson ... led the Blue Raiders in goals both seasons, scoring 23 as a freshman and 17 as a sophomore ... Lindsey Wilson won the NAIA National Championship tournament when he was a freshman and advanced to the semifinals last year ... earned All-Mid-South Conference First Team accolades both seasons.
Amit Shumowitz, Defender, Tel Aviv, Israel/Yroni Yod Daled
Member of the Israel U-19 and U-21 National Teams ... led Maacabi Natanya U-20 team to a pair of final four appearances in the National Israel Cup ... Defensive Player of the Year in the Israel U-18 league ... captained the Maccabi Natanya U-18 team ... led the Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Team to a pair of National Israel Cups.
Danny Zaid, Defender, Guatemala City, Guatemala/Valle Verde
Member of the United States U-17 National Team ... participated in the U.S. Soccer Residency Program ... played with the Guatemala U-20 National Team in Costa Rica ... served as captain of his club team, Antigua G.F.C. ... participated in the San Diego Surf Cup with Futeca Camp Elite and was named MVP of the team.