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Men's Recruiting Jan 21, 2020

Fordham men’s soccer adds three to 2020 recruiting class

Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham men’s soccer head coach Carlo Acquista announced the addition of three more players for the 2020 season, joining the four student-athletes that signed in the early period.

The Rams have added Josh Levine (Rockvile Centre, N.Y./South Side (Penn State)), James Burris (Easton, Conn./Fairfield Prep), and Dominick Commesso (Summit, N.J./Morristown Beard).  The trio joins early signees Sebastian Fabrin (Hellerup, Denmark/Øregård Gymnasium), Galen Flynn (West Hartford, Conn./Kingswood Oxford), Max Rogers (Sydney, Australia/St. Ignatius College), and Gianluca Sciortino (Maple, Ontario/St. Joan of Arc).

A 6-3 goalkeeper from New York, Levine spent the past four years at Penn State, and will play as a graduate transfer at Fordham in 2020.  He appeared in 32 games for the Nittany Lions over the last three seasons, playing almost 3,000 minutes and accounting for 153 saves and a 1.39 goals against average.  A two-time Academic All-BIG TEN selection in 2018 and 2019, Levine earned a spot on the BIG TEN All-Tournament team in 2017, and twice been named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.  In addition to his work on the field, Levine served on the executive board of their Student-Athlete Advisory Board as treasurer and recognized by the Penn State Athletics Department for academic excellence for five consecutive semesters.

Prior to Penn State, Levine played club soccer for Dix Hills Elite, and trained with the Region I ODP and Eastern N.Y. ODP teams.  He also led South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y. to a Nassau County Class A Championship as a junior and was the Nassau Class A Player of the Year and an All-State selection as a senior.

Burris, a 6-3 defender from Connecticut, was a three-year varsity starter at Fairfield Prep.  He helped the team to the 2018 Southern Connecticut Conference championship and was the team captain for the 2019 season.  He plays club for Connecticut Football Club United of the ECNL and was listed as a CFC Player to Watch in 2017.  In the classroom, Burris is a two-time Magna Cum Laude recipient and a member of the National Honor Society.

Commesso, a 5-10 defender/midfielder from New Jersey, is a two-year captain at Morristown Beard School, where he has been an All-State, All-County, and All-Conference performer and recipient of the Crimson Award.  He plays club soccer for the Cedar Stars Academy, which rated #1 in the nation at the end of year rankings and won the EDP and State Championship, while making the semifinals of the Dallas Cup.