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NCAA May 03, 2019

Belmont University men’s soccer recruiting class revealed

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Via Belmont University) – The Belmont University men’s soccer coaching staff has announced the 2019 recruiting class. The class consists of nine new faces that will join the program this summer.

“We are very excited to welcome this group of players to Belmont University,” said Head Coach David Costa.  “This class will strengthen our program’s culture and will contribute to an already strong returning group of players. We were able to address several needs within our team and look forward to seeing them develop as both people and players during their time in Nashville.”


Name Hometown Position High School/Last School Club Team
Tanner Carlson Alpharetta, Ga. Midfielder Alpharetta HS Concorde Fire DA
JP Armbruster Nashville, Tenn. Midfielder University of Louisville Tennessee Soccer Club
Ryan Nichols Louisville, Ky. Midfielder St. Xavier HS Javanon Soccer Club
Corey Lavinder Bristol, Tenn. Midfielder Christ School Carolina Rapids DA
Ethan Shrewsbury Austin, Texas Goalkeeper Lake Travis HS Lonestar Soccer Club
Jack Shaw Milwaukee, Wis. Midfielder University of Wisconsin Chicago Fire Academy
Reed Gentner Austin, Texas Defender Lake Travis HS Lonestar Soccer Club
Rahim Shalash Simpsonville, Ky Midfielder Martha Layne Collins HS Javanon Football Club
Marius Svendsen Drammen, Norway Defender Herkimer College Herkimer College

Tanner Carlson

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.
High School: Alpharetta High School
Club: Concorde Fire DA
Club Coach: Karl Haggon

  • Five-year Concorde Fire DA member
  • Over 100 career starts with Concorde Fire DA
  • Three-time national training centers participant
  • Son of Ken and April Carlson

JP Armbruster

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
High School: Father Ryan High School
Previous School: University of Louisville
Club: Tennessee Soccer Club
Club Coach: Sandy Pollock

  • 2017 NCAA Elite 8 participant
  • Two-time Tennessee Club Soccer State Champion
  • National League Participant
  • TSSAA All-State honoree
  • Son of Gerry and Suzanne Armbruster

Ryan Nichols

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: St. Xavier
Club: Javanon Soccer Club
Club Coach: Matthew Wilkerson

  • Two-time KSSAA State Champion
  • Two-time KYSA State Finalist
  • All-Region honoree
  • Son of Ted and Jenny Nichols

Corey Lavinder

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Bristol, Tenn.
High School: Christ School
Club: Carolina Rapids DA
Club Coach: Kyle Gookins

  • Three-year member of Caroline Rapids DA
  • Two-time conference champion
  • High School state quarterfinal participant
  • 2016 Freshman of the Year
  • Son of Matt and Hollie Lavinder

Ethan Shrewsbury

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Lake Travis High School
Club Team: Lonestar Soccer Club
Club Coach: Darren Warham

  • Seven-year member of Lonestar Soccer Club
  • USYSNC State Champion
  • State quarterfinal participant
  • Son of Julie and James Shrewsbury

Jack Shaw

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
Previous School: University of Wisconsin
Club Team: Chicago Fire Academy
Club Coach: Larry Sunderland

  • Three-year member of University of Wisconsin Men’s Soccer Team
  • Big Ten Tournament Champion
  • Member of University of Wisconsin team with the most Big Ten wins in school history
  • Chicago Fire Homegrown Player
  • Son of Tim and Cathy Shaw

Reed Gentner

Position: Defender
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Lake Travis High School
Club Team: Lonestar SC Academy
Club Coach: Ron Dennie

  • Frontier Division playoff team member
  • Dallas Cup Quarterfinalist
  • Five-year member of Lonestar SC Academy
  • Son of Addom and Meredith Gentner

Rahim Shalash

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Simpsonville, Ky.
High School: Martha Layne Collins High School
Club Team: Javanon Football Club
Club Coach: Matt Wilkerson

  • Two-time All-State Selection
  • State Cup Champion
  • Four-time KPL Champion
  • Martha Layne Collins High School all-time leader in goals, assists and points
  • Son of Valerie and Jamil Shalash

Marius Svendsen

Position: Defender
Hometown: Drammen, Norway
Previous School: Herkimer College Men’s Soccer
Previous Coach: Pepe Aragon

  • Conference Player of the Year
  • NJCAA 1st Team All-American
  • Two-time United Soccer Coaches All-American
  • Third Place in NJCAA National Championship
  • Son of Rune and Mette Svendsen