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Men's Recruiting Jun 01, 2020

Brown University men’s soccer adds 11 student-athletes to roster

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Friends of Brown University Men’s Soccer Head Coaching Chair Patrick Laughlin has announced the addition of 11 new student-athletes, set to join the roster in the fall of 2020.

Brown’s latest incoming class is composed of six midfielders, three defenders, one forward, and one goalie from ten different states.

“We are very excited about this group coming to College Hill,” Laughlin said. “We wanted to bring in an athletic and physical group with a lot of strong personalities and leadership in the class and feel like we have done that. Eager is an understatement, we can’t wait to start integrating this group into the team this Fall.”

Charlie Adams

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Norwich, VT
High School: Hanover High School
Club: Global Premier Soccer New Hampshire

  • High school and club team captain
  • United Soccer Coaches All-American (2019) and All-State All-American (2019), High School All-American game participant (2019), two-time All-New England (2018-2019), and three-time First Team All-State (2017-2019)
  • Hanover High School record holder for career points (118), goals (64), and assists (54)
  • United Soccer Coaches New Hampshire Player of the Year (2019)

Coach Laughlin on Adams: Charlie is an attacking player that we feel can score goals as well as provide scoring opportunities for others. He is an excellent leader and competitor. We were fortunate to get to know Charlie early in the process and feel his best soccer is yet to come. We are excited to see his transition on College Hill.

Noah Atanda

Position: Defender
Hometown: Olney, MD
High School: Sherwood High School
Club: Bethesda Soccer Club Development Academy

  • Club team captain
  • Class of 2020 player ranking: Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150 Ranking at #71, Mid-Atlantic Ranking #2, Positional Ranking #21
  • Member of the United States Soccer U14 and U15 national teams. U15 national team trip to Argentina, ID2 selection
  • Generation Adidas Cup with DC United
  • Started and played every minute of every match in the 2019-2020
  • Bethesda SC U19 USSDA season

Coach Laughlin on Atanda: Noah has been on our radar for a while. He has impressive physical qualities and is also a very good passer out of the back. He has shown to be a very consistent player with his time at DC United and Bethesda SC. Noah will be a great addition to Brown Men’s Soccer.

Tanner Barry

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
High School: Durham Academy
Club: North Carolina FC Development Academy

  • High school and club team captain
  • NCFC DA U19 (2019-2020), Triangle United (2012-2018)
    Selected to Compete in the SuperCupNI in Northern Ireland (2017–2019)
  • Invited to train with Stade Briochin Academy, France

Coach Laughlin on Barry: Tanner is a left-sided player with a very good range of passing. He impressed us with his performance during our camp and when we watched him play for NCFC in the Development Academy. Tanner has stepped up to every challenge we have put before him and we expect him to continue that when he arrives on College Hill this Fall.

Cian Carlson

Position: Defender
Hometown: Middleton, WI
High School: Middleton High School
Club: Madison 56ers

  • High school and club team captain
  • All-Region Selection (2019)
  • Two-time All-Big 8 conference selection (2018, 2019)

Coach Laughlin on Carlson: After attending one of our summer camps, Cian is a player that we really liked in the recruiting process. He is a big, physical center back who has a good understanding of the game. He is another player coming to Brown out of a program we’ve a lot of recent success with, the Madison 56ers. We feel he has the mental and physical qualities to compete here at Brown. We are very excited to have Cian a part of the program.

Jack Cloherty

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
High School: The Roxbury Latin School
Club: Global Premier Soccer Massachusetts

  • High school and club team captain
  • Led club team to the Elite National Premier League National Championship (2018), two United States Club Soccer National Cup Championships (2015, 2017), three United States Club Soccer
  • Massachusetts State Championships (2016-2018), two United States Club Soccer Regional Championships (2016, 2017), and three New England Premiership Championships
  • Selected as one of ten to represent the U.S. at the Bayern Youth Cup (2018), represented GPS MA on the GPS National team at SUPERNI Cup in Northern Ireland and Surf Cup in San Diego
  • All-NEPSAC (2019), Massachusetts All-State Selection (2019), First Team All-ISL

Coach Laughlin on Cloherty: Jack is a winner and a strong character. Jack’s ability to connect passes in transition, his competitive nature, and his energy to play box to box are going to make him an outstanding college soccer player. We are looking forward to him joining us in August.

Martin “Kojo” Dadzie

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Redmond, WA
High School: Redmond High School
Club: Crossfire Premier

  • High school captain
  • Two-time All-Region selection (2018, 2019), Two-time All-KingCo Conference selection (2018, 2019)
  • Led club team to Washington State Championship (2020)

Coach Laughlin on Dadzie: Kojo is very impressive both on and off the field. He has a strong personality and has been an active leader amongst his class. On the field, he is very quick, balanced and aggressive in the attack. We feel he can play wide on either side of the field. Looking forward to having him represent BMS.

Eliot Hamill

Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
High School: Edgemont High School
Club: Golden Touch Soccer Club
Previous School: Duke University

  • Member of Duke University men’s soccer (Fall 2018 – Spring 2020)
  • High school and club team captain
  • Two-time New York All-State Selection (2016, 2017), three-time All-
  • League Selection (2015-2017), two-time All-Section One Selection (2016, 2017)
  • USL 2 starter with Manhattan SC

Coach Laughlin on Hamill: Eliot was high on our recruiting list coming out of high school and we are excited to have him transfer to Brown after competing for two years at Duke University. He is a great shot stopper, very quick, agile, and commands his box very well. He is hungry to play and will create an even more competitive goalkeeping core. We are thrilled to have him join in the Fall.

William Hassett

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Providence, RI
High School: Moses Brown School
Club: Bruno United FC

  • High school and club team captain
  • Selected by Generation Adidas International to train with Real Madrid Program (2019)
  • United Soccer Coaches All-New England Selection (2019), First Team All-State, First Team All-Division
  • Led club team to US Club Soccer Rhode Island State Championship and US Club Soccer National Cup finalist (2019)

Coach Laughlin on Hassett: Will is a local player that we know extremely well from his time at Bruno United and the Moses Brown School. He made a big jump as a player last summer and really impressed us with his desire to be a part of the men’s soccer program. Will can play throughout the midfield and does a great job of reading the game and exploiting opponents. Will is going to be a really good addition to Brown Men’s Soccer.

Taha Kina

Position: Defender
Hometown: Maynard, MA
High School: Concord Academy
Club: Global Premier Soccer Massachusetts

  • High school and club team captain
  • Led high school to first NEPSAC and Eastern Independent League Championships
  • NEPSAC Player of the Year (2019), EIL Player of the Year (2019), two-time All-New England (2018, 2019), Massachusetts All-State selection (2019), All-EIL (2017-2019)
  • Led club team to ENPL National Championship, US Club Soccer National Cup Championship, US Club Soccer Regional title, US Club Soccer Massachusetts State Championship, three New England Premiership titles
  • Represented GPS MA on the GPS National Team in SuperCupNI, US Soccer Training Center invite, East Region ODP

Coach Laughlin on Kina: Taha is an outstanding leader, competitor and personality. We have been able to watch Taha develop into one of the top center backs on the East Coast. He has shown that he is capable of defending in 1v1 situations, passing from the back and driving his team forward. We are very excited to have Taha join us this Fall.

Levi Pillar

Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Windward School
Club: Los Angeles Breakers FC

  • High school and club team captain
  • Led LA Breakers FC No. 1 National Ranking (2019 – 2020) and USYS West Region Championship (2018)
  • Top goal scorer in California Regional League (2019)
  • All-Division (2019) and three-time Goal Coast All-League 2017-2019

Coach Laughlin on Pillar: Levi has been an important part of a very good team over the last few years. He is able to play both wide and centrally in the attack. Levi is very comfortable on the ball and can play well in 1v1 situations. Levi should fit in really well with our team and create competition amongst the attacking group. We are looking forward to Levi joining in the Fall.

Evan Posnanski

Position: Forward
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, SC
High School: Mt. Pleasant High School
Club: United Soccer Academy Mt. Pleasant

  • High school and club team captain
  • Signed an “amateur contract” with Charleston Battery of the United Soccer League Championship (2019)
  • Led high school to a pair of USA Today No. 1 national rankings (2017, 2018), three 5A State Championships (2017-2019), and a 56-match win streak for the South Carolina state record (2016-2018)
  • Selected to train with Ajax Academy (2016)

Coach Laughlin on Posnanski: We saw Evan late in the recruiting process and then really went after him aggressively. He was available late due to missing some of the recruiting cycle while injured. He is dynamic and strikes the ball very well, is dangerous in isolation, and can play in a few different spots. Evan has the ability to be an immediate attacking threat in the Ivy League. We are ecstatic to be able to have him join Brown Men’s Soccer.