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Men's Recruiting May 22, 2020

Northeastern University men’s soccer unveils 10-player recruiting class

BOSTON — Northeastern University men’s soccer head coach Chris Gbandi announced the addition of 10 talented incoming freshmen for 2020.

The group includes: Justin Burke, Owen Kempton, Jules Hutchison, Michael Montanaro, Alonso Munoz, Harry Sankey, Zach Sauer, Eren Senyuva, Sebastian Soriano and Federico Tellez.

“I would like to first take this time to commend my staff for their tireless work in putting this class together,” remarked Gbandi. “Our head recruiting coordinator Cam Omsberg, Stefan Defregger and Charlton Muhlauri all had a huge hand in putting a great 2020 class together.”

“We are excited to welcome the 2020 class to the Northeastern Huskies men’s soccer family. They are a special group of young men that showed throughout the recruiting process that they have the drive and determination it takes to be a part of our family. They all value the culture we are looking to building here at Northeastern and we are eager to starting working with each one of them. Our incoming 2020 group is very deep with talent that we feel will come in and help raise the level of our overall group.”

The group of 10 hail from six states, with Florida leading the way with three members of the incoming class coming from the Sunshine State.

Justin Burke
Position: Defender
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Lamar High School
Club: Albion Hurricanes FC ECNL 02

  • Captain of his high school team
  • Club teammates with fellow incoming freshman Eren Senyuva
  • Member of Texas ODP South Team and Regional ODP Team
  • Conference champion with Albion Hurricanes

Owen Kempton
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Cheshire, Conn.
High School: Cheshire Academy
Club: Connecticut Shoreline 2002

  • Three-time Western New England Prep School Soccer Association All-Star
  • Two-time All-State selection in Massachusetts
  • Selected to NEPSAC junior all-star game in 2018 and senior all-star game in 2019
  • Helped Connecticut Shoreline qualify for the 2019-20 National League
  • Gold medalist with Maccabiah Team USA in 2017

Jules Hutchison
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
High School: Waukee High School
Club: Vision Soccer Academy 02

  • Member of club team that ranked No. 1 in the state of Iowa and won a state championship
  • Member of Iowa ODP and Midwest Regional ODP Team
  • Captained his club, high school and Iowa ODP teams

Michael Montanaro
Position: Defender
Hometown: Belmont, Mass.
High School: Belmont Hill School
Club: Valeo FC NPL 01

  • Two-time captain for Belmont Hill School
  • Led Belmont Hill School to top-three finishes four years in a row and four-straight NEPSAC playoff appearances
  • NEPSAC All-Star
  • EDP Cup Champion with Valeo FC

Alonso Munoz
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Bolles School
Club: Jacksonville Armada FC 01/02 ECNL

  • Played in the USSDA Academy for Jacksonville Armada
  • Led his high school team to a state championship appearance and state semifinal appearance
  • Captained his high school team his senior year, while posting 15 goals and 12 assists

Harry Sankey
Position: Forward
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Poly Prep Country Day School
Club: Manhattan SC 01/02 ECNL

  • Led his team and league in scoring for his high school and club team
  • First-Team All-League in high school
  • Played USL II for FA Euro in 2019

Zach Sauer
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Hometown: Hebron, Conn.
High School: Rham High School
Club: Oakwood USSDA

  • Captained Oakwood and started in all 13 games this past season
  • During 2018-19, led Oakwood with 29 starts

Eren Senyuva
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Kinkaid School
Club: Albion Hurricanes FC ECNL 02

  • Club teammates with fellow incoming freshman Justin Burke
  • All-Southwest Preparatory Conference Team in 2019 and 2020
  • Captained his high school team while scoring 25 goals in 18 games
  • Conference Champions with Albion Hurricanes

Sebastian Soriano
Position: Defender
Hometown: Weston, Fla.
High School: Cyprus Bay High School
Club: Weston USSDA

  • Led his high school team to a District Championship and the Class 7A State Semifinal in 2019
  • Broward 7A-6A Boy’s Soccer Player of the Year
  • Captained Weston USSDA

Federico Tellez
Position: Forward
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.
High School: Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School
Club: Inter Miami USSDA

  • Second on club team with six goals this past season
  • Played for Weston USSDA from 2015-19
  • Led Weston USSDA with 11 goals in 2018-19
  • Captained Weston USSDA during 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons