After taking the helm at Andrew College back in January, the men's soccer program and coach Joshua Pantazelos are excited to announce a 16 player recruiting class for the upcoming 2017 season. This class is made up of seven players from Georgia, six from Florida, two from Alabama, and one international.

"I am thrilled to announce this group of 16 players for 2017, said Pantazelos." "This is a very unusual recruiting class in the sense of there are so many new faces. We will have four returning players from last year, which gives this a feel of starting a new program."

With preseason right around the corner, what is the main focus once the players arrive?

"The main focus is building stronger relationships with each other in a short period of time, establishing an identity and vision as a team, and then setting goals as a group and making sure our habits and behaviors are aligned with the outcome we expect to get."

Lets meet the recruits for the 2017 class:

Alex Huddleston

Is a 6"3 Goalkeeper from Clearwater, Florida. He played four years in the highest youth league in North America soccer called United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) for Clearwater Chargers. Alex was part of the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in the state of Florida for two years. He led his team to multiple championships in some of the biggest tournaments in the country. His club team was runner up for the Florida State Championship in 2013.


 Kishawn Campbell

Is a 6"0 Midfielder who grew up in Jamaica, and migrated to Florida at 14. Kishawn was part of the USSDA for Kendall Academy down in Miami. He attended Boyd Anderson High School where he was a part of the National Honors Society, and International Baccalaureate Program. He played one season of high school soccer in which he made the All-Broward Team scoring 9 goals and 15 assists. Kishawn also played club soccer for Plantation FC, where he made it to the Final 4 of the State Cup his U17 year.


 Andy Pierre

Is a 6"1 Forward from Miami, Florida. His family migrated to America from Haiti. Andy played for FC Florida, one of the top club soccer teams in the United States. His team was ranked number one in the nation his junior and senior season. His team won State Cup, Disney Showcase, Jefferson Cup, and CASL Showcase during his club career. He won the Golden Boot for highest goal scorer at the Disney Showcase in 2016.


 Fredrik Ackander

Is a 6"0 Centerback from Vasteras, Sweden. In 2014-2015 seasons he played for Vasteras SKs U19, and was brought into the 1st team for training. His club finished third in the table (U19 Division). In 2016, Fredrik joined the Division 2 team Vasteras IK. It was his first year as a senior player where he started 19 of 26 games. In 2017 he joined IK Franke and was named team captain.



 Andrei Bajura

Is a 5"10 Midfielder from Chisinau, Moldova. Andrei played in one of the top clubs in the state of Georgia called Kalonji Soccer Academy (KSA) for KSA Pro. His team won the State Cup for Georgia in 2014-2015 seasons, and were finalist in 2016. His team finished runner-up at Disney Showcase in 2014-2015, and finalist at Regionals in 2016. Andrei has played for his countries U20 National Team of Moldova. Andrei led Parkview High School to back to back State Championships in 2016-2017 seasons. 


 Levi Long

Is a 6"0 Winger from Birmingham, Alabama. Levi has played on the top club team in the state of Alabama, as well as the top high school team. He played for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club (VHSC), where he won the Alabama State Cup 2014-2016. He led Oak Mountain High School to back to back state titles in 2015-2016 seasons. Levi was a member of the Region 3 ODP team 2013-2016.


 Rasid Jakupovic

Is a 5"10 Winger from Kozarac, Bosnia. Rasid played with fellow incoming freshman Andrei Bajura. He played soccer for one of the top clubs in Georgia, KSA Pro. At KSA he won the Georgia State Cup in 2014-2015 seasons, and was a finalist in 2016. His team won the Disney Showcase in 2015, one of the top youth soccer tournaments in the country. His KSA team was also runner-ups at 2016 Regionals. Rasid won U17 International Cup with Bosnia youth team.


 Osvaldo Cabrales

Is a 5"9 Midfielder from Atlanta, Georgia. Osvaldo played for one of the top club teams in Georgia called Concorde Fire. He played for the club most of his career. He spent one year at Roswell Santos for his U16 season before returning to play at Concorde for final two years. His team won Disney Showcase for U18. He was a four year varsity letterman at Centennial High School.


 Bryan Zuniga

Is a 5"10 Winger from Plantation, Florida. Bryan played for Plantation FC, one of the top club teams in the state of Florida. In his last year of club soccer he netted 30 goals in 50 games. He was a four year varisty letterman at Coral Springs High School where he led his team in scoring. He took his high school team to the State Final 4. 


 Reyes Hernandez

Is a 5"8 Attacking Midfielder from Mableton, Georgia. Reyes played for some top club teams in Georgia and Alabama. He started his youth career at SMYRNA SC in Georgia. He then switched to SSA 99 Elite where he led his team to State Cup Champions in 2014, Final 4 in 2015, and Disney Showcase Finalist in 2015. After a stellar club career in Georgia, he transitioned to one of the premier clubs in Alabama called Birmingham United Soccer Association (BUSA). There he helped lead his team to Alabama Final 4 in 2016, State Cup Champion in 2017, and Regional Champion 2017. Reyes attended South Cobb High School, where he was four year varsity letterman and notched 30 career goals.




 Donnie Carter

Is a 5"11 Goalkeeper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Donnie started training as a keeper in South Korea at age 11. He played four years of high school as a varsity letterman. Donnie also played three years of club soccer in Academy in New York. His family then moved down to Georgia, and he played three years for Redstar the top club in Columbus. He was member of the state ODP team in New York for two years and Region Team for one year. He led his team to the D2 State Championship in Georgia.


 Saige Julien

is a 5"9 Midfielder from Tampa, Florida. Saige played for the Houston Dynamo and Jacksonville FC, which is now known as JAYFC Armada. He went to Riverview High School in Florida. He then played his last year at Glynn Academy in Georgia. Saige was a three time winner of the Disney Showcase and also won Florida Premier League (FPL).


 Desmond Ramey

Is a 5"9 Midfielder from Merritt Island, Florida. Desmond played club soccer for Brevard Soccer Alliance, Central Brevard Soccer, and Port St. John SC growing up in Florida. He attended Merritt Island High School where he was a three year varsity letterman. He led his team twice to State Championship game in 2015 and 2017. He compiled 40 goals in his high school career.


 Juan Martinez

Is a 5"10 Defender from Acworth, Georgia. Juan started his club soccer career in 2013. He began playing with SSA. From there he went on to play with Strikers. In his U17 year he joined Georgia Storm. He attended North Cobb High School where he went on to play as a three year varsity letterman. In 2016, his team won the Viking Cup.


 Ethan Williamson

Is a 5"11 Defender from Kennesaw, Georgia. Ethan played club soccer for Southern Soccer Academy (SSA). His team was SSA Classic Series Champions. He was a four year varsity letterman at North Cobb High School. He led his team to the Sweet 16 in Georgia High School State Tournament. In 2016, he won the Viking Cup with fellow incoming freshmen Juan Martinez.


 Malik Hollins

Is a 6"0 Forward from Houston, Texas. Malik played for SSA and Brazilian Academy, and Georgia Storm. He was a four year varsity letterman in high school. He finished his senior season with 12 goals and was named MVP for the year on the team.