BRYANT UNIVERSITY MENS SOCCER SIGNS 11 STUDENT-ATHLETES TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
May 6, 2009
BRYANT UNIVERSITY MEN'S SOCCER SIGNS 11 STUDENT-ATHLETES TO NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
SMITHFIELD, RI - Bryant University head men's soccer coach Seamus Purcell is pleased to announce the signing of 11 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to enroll and participate in men's soccer at the University this fall. The announcement was made today by coach Purcell and Director of Athletics Bill Smith. Joining the Bulldog freshman class this fall are forwards Jim Lineberger (Warwick, R.I.) and Anthony Zarella (Marshfield, MA), defenders Eddie Curry (Massapequa, NY) and Matthew D'Amelio (Lincoln, R.I.), midfielders Edward Barr (Fairfax, VA), Mike daFonte (Ossining, NY), Travis Frank (Port Jefferson Station, NY), Omar Ismail (Fairfax, VA) and Sean Reilly (Monroe, NY) and goalkeepers James Clements (Lebanon, CT) and Matt Miscione (Ashburn, VA).
Bryant will begin its second season of its four-year transition to full Division I membership. Bryant will officially become a member of the NEC in the fall of 2012.
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown/ High School|
|Edward Barr||MF||5-11||165||Fairfax, VA/ Oakton HS|
|James Clements||GK||6-0||170||Lebanon, CT/ Lyman Memorial HS|
|Eddie Curry||D||5-10||165||Massapequa, NY/ St. Anthony's HS|
|Mike daFonte||MF||5-11||160||Ossining, NY/ Ossining HS|
|Matthew D'Amelio||D||5-10||145||Lincoln, RI/ Lincoln HS|
|Travis Frank||MF||5-9||160||Port Jefferson Station, NY/ Comsewogue HS|
|Omar Ismail||MF||5-7||160||Fairfax, VA/ Oakton HS|
|Jim Lineberger||F||6-1||170||Warwick, RI/ Warwick Veterans Memorial HS|
|Matt Miscione||GK||6-1||165||Ashburn, VA/ Stone Bridge HS|
|Sean Reilly||MF||5-10||162||Monroe, NY/ Monroe-Woodbury HS|
|Antony Zarella||MF/F||6-0||160||Marshfield, MA/ Marshfield HS|
165 Fairfax, VA / Oakton High
Played four-years at Oakton High School for head coach TJ White... Team captain his senior year... Leading goal-scorer and team MVP as a senior... Name to Second-team all Concorde District... Fairfax Times Player to Watch... Team captain for Virginia State ODP Region one team... ODP Club team captain... member of French Honor Society... AP Scholar Award recipient.
170 Lebanon, CT / Lyman
Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Lyman Memorial High School under head coach Ryan Fabry... Helped lead team to three Eastern Connecticut Conference titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008... Team was undefeated for three-straight years, posting a 33-0-3 record... Played three years at center midfield before moving to goalkeeper for his senior year... ECC second team All-league... ECC sportsmanship award recipient... Captain of club soccer with Northeast United... Played for Connecticut ODP team for three years.
165 Massepequa, NY/ St.
Four-year starter at defense for the Friars of St. Anthony's High School... Led team to a state championship as a senior in 2008 as well as two Catholic High School Athletic Association championships in 2005 and 2008... Team went undefeated in 2008 with a 20-0-1 record... Two-year member of Eastern New York ODP Team... Northeast Region Premier champions... Member of St. Anthony's leadership team... Was a peer mediator... Honor roll student.
MF 5-11 160
Ossining, NY / Ossining
All-State Selection his senior year... League MVP two years... Three-year All-Section selection, Three-year All-League selection... Team captain and team MVP... Super Y Regional ODP selection... Team MVP... Team captain... MVP/All-Tournament Team- JBS FC Challenge Cup... Club team currently ranked 6th in the nation.
145 Lincoln, RI / Lincoln High
Four-year starting defender at Lincoln High School for coach Victor Alves... Led team to state title his senior year, finishing with a record of 15-3-1... First-team all-division in 2006, 2007 and 2008... All-academic award recipient as a senior... Member of National Honor Society.
Travis Frank MF 5-9 160 Port Jefferson Station, NY/ Comsewogue HS Played four-years at Comsewogue High School, mostly in the midfield... Helped team to New York State Championship in 2008, posting a 21-2 record on the season...Team won league championship, county championship, Long Island championship and state championship as a senior... All-conference selection as a junior and senior... Academic all-county selection as a senior... Also played four-years of tennis where he was named all-county as a sophomore and all-league as a junior... National Honor Society member.
160 Fairfax, VA / Oakton HS
Four-year starter at center midfield at Oakton High School for coach TJ White, receiving four varsity letters... SYL Nationals 2008 team MVP and nominated to all-tournament team... Finalist of Rider Cup with Virginia state team in 2008... Co-president of Muslim Students Association.
170 Warwick, RI / Warwick
Veterans Memorial HS
Played four years at Warwick Veterans Memorial High School under coach Mike Kenney... Helped team to division title in 2006... Named to Rhode Island Interscholastic League All-Division team in 2007 and 2008... All-City soccer team in 2007 and 2008... Team captain... Club soccer team won state championship in 2006 and 2007... Also played basketball and ran track... All-City in basketball... Member of Athletic Student Leadership.
165 Ashburn, VA / Stone Bridge
Starting goalkeeper for Stone Bridge High School as a senior, leading team to an 18-2-1 record under coach Randall May... Team was liberty district champions and regional tournament champion... Team defensive MVP as a junior... Broke school record for most shutouts in one season with 12 as a senior... Named to second team all-district in 2008... Athletic Academic Award recipient... AP scholar... National Honor Society member.
Sean Reilly MF 5-10 162 Monroe, NY / Monroe-Woodbury HS
160 Marshfield, MA / Marshfield
Played forward and midfield for three years for coach Sorensen at Marshfield High School... Led team to Atlantic coast League playoffs in three-straight seasons... Participated on Crusader United club team for three years... ACL and Eastern Mass all-star as a senior... Name to South Shore All-Scholastic team in 2008... Captain of team as a senior... Super Y National Team candidate in 2005... Member of National Honor Society... Participated in DECA and Key Club.