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NCAA Jun 14, 2021

Monmouth University men’s soccer program unveils 9-player signing class

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth University men’s soccer head coach Robert McCourt has announced the addition of nine student-athletes, who will join the team ahead of the 2021 fall semester.

“We are very excited to announce this class,” said McCourt. “Recruiting during COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone in college athletics, but we feel that we are bringing in a very strong class. Each player has had high-caliber experiences prior to joining our program. In addition, we return all but one player from our spring season. The incoming recruits combined with our returners gives us a solid starting point for the 2021 season. We can’t wait to get started.”


Eryk Dymora
Clifton, NJ
6’2, 185 lbs
High School: Clifton
Club Team: PDA MLS Next

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Named a High School All-American… Registered 27 career shutouts… Scored two career goals with six assists… Named to All-Conference First Team after sophomore, junior, and senior seasons… All-Passaic County First Team after sophomore year… Junior year accolades include team captain, All-Passaic County First Team, Big North Conference Player of the Year, All-State First Team, All-Group 4 First Team, All-State First Team, Top-15 public school players in New Jersey, Regional All-American, All-State… Led team to Big North Liberty division champions, Passaic County champions, North 1 Group 4 sectional champions, and Group 4 state champions (overall record: 22-0-1), ranked #1 team in the New Jersey, ranked #13 nationally… Senior season honors include team captain, Preseason All-American game watchlist, All Group 4 First Team, All-State First Team… Guided team to Big North Liberty division championship with an overall record of 12-1-1… Ranked #8 in New Jersey… Honor Roll junior year

Oliver Clausen
Assentoft, Denmark
6’1, 180 lbs
High School: Randers Statsskole
Club Team: Randers FC

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Scored two goals for Muskegon CC against Northwood… Played best regional row in fall of 2020… Overall top scorer in the region… 16 goals in eight games… Played for club team since age 12

Brett Sieg
Little Silver, NJ
5’11, 155 lbs
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Club Team: Peninsula

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Scored 10 goals with 16 assists in two years of varsity… As a senior, was named Monmouth County Player of the Year, First Team Monmouth County, Co-Shore Conference Player of the Year, First Team All-Shore, First Team All-State Non-Public… Named Second Team Monmouth County, All-Shore and All-State Honorable Mention after junior season… Led team to an undefeated championship season as a senior… Honors student

Jonas Lyshoj
Hillerod, Denmark
5’10, 160 lbs
High School: Bagsværd Kostskole Gymnasium
Club Team: FC Nordsjælland

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Club team won league cup U-19

Alejandro Suarez
Wantagh, NY
5’10, 170 lbs
High School: General Douglas MacArthur
Club Team: BW Gottschee Academy

BEFORE MONMOUTH: As a U16/17, appeared in 26 games and started 21 of them as a team captain for Met Oval Academy… As a U15, appeared in 19 games and started 14 of them for NYCFC Youth Academy… Player for NYCFC Youth Academy, GA Cup Participant, US Soccer Training Center Invitee, N.Y. State ODP team… Selected to travel with NYCFC select team to England… Selected to travel with Red Bulls’ RDS program to Texas… Helped NYCFC to 17-5-7 record, ranked 11th in USSDA… Principal’s Honor Roll, Honor Roll, National Honor Society Candidate, AP Scholar, Gold Renaissance Scholar Recipient

TJ Bernhard
Moriches, NY
6’2, 180 lbs
High School: William Floyd
Club Team: Complete Athlete Inc.

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Named All-Conference and All-County as a senior… Registered six goals and six assists in 12 games of senior season, while helping secure seven shutouts… Most points in the county as a defender… Captain of Complete Athlete’s U19s and starting left back… Metropolitan Oval U17 starting left back, started all 12 games in U17 year and all eight games in U16 year… Captained NCE (National Center of Excellence) U18 team in three showcases, winning all three… Trialed at NYCFC Academy U17 year… Started two games at the USSDA showcase in 2019, scoring a goal and earning an assist from left back… High Honor Roll throughout high school

Jason Wallack
Madison, CT
5’11, 145 lbs
High School: Daniel Hand
Club Team: CT Rush

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Registered 40 goals and 38 assists in high school career… Earned All-Conference, All-Area and All-State selections… All-time leader in assists for Daniel Hand… Senior Bowl selection… Two-time Gametime CT All-State… Led state in assists per game senior year… Three-time state champion… Two-time conference champion… Led team to undefeated senior year… In final season, compiled 10 goals and 15 assists in 11 games… Team ranked eighth in the country by TopDrawerSoccer… Honor Roll student

Chris Morandi
Williston Park, NY
5’10, 150 lbs
High School: Mineola
Club Team: NY Hota Bavarians

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Conference Player of the Year as a senior… All-County as a junior and senior… All-Conference as a sophomore… As a senior, was leading scorer in the county and was named All-Region and All-State… Led team to three straight conference championships… Was also All-Conference in track and field… High Honor Roll, National Honors Society, PE Leadership

AJ Montana
Staten Island, NY
6’0, 165 lbs
High School: St. Joseph by the Sea
Club Team: Cedar Stars Academy

BEFORE MONMOUTH: Four-year varsity starter… Played 60 games… Recorded 583 saves… Maintained an 86.75 save percentage… 17 clean sheets… Eight penalty saves… Two assists… Staten Island Goalkeeper of the Year… 2x CHSAA All League goalkeeper… CHSAA All Star team