Presbyterian College men’s soccer unveils 11-player recruiting class
Clinton, S.C. – Presbyterian College men’s soccer coach Jonathan Potter announced the addition of 11 new players for the 2020 season. These 11 standout student-athletes signed earlier this semester prior to the current NCAA dead period.
“We are excited to begin to announce our 2020 recruiting class,” said Potter. “Today we celebrate eleven young men and their families joining the Presbyterian College Soccer family.
We got to know each student-athlete over the past year and feel they will impact the program on and off the field. They understand the hard work and sacrifice it takes to compete at the highest level and are united in that idea with our returning group.
I want to sincerely thank assistant coach Luke Oesterle for his help in the formation of our 2020 recruiting class. We plan on more announcements in the summer as we continue to finish our 2020 class.”
Daniel Anani – Forward – 5’11 – 159 – Pretoria, South Africa – NC Fusion
Previous: Attended Ledford HS in Thomasville, NC and played club with NC Fusion … All-State, All-Region, All-Conference, CCC Player of the Year and highest goal scorer in the conference.
Personal: Son of Bolaji and Bola Anani … Intends to major in economics … Chose PC because of the cool and calm nature of the school.
Marco Filous – Midfield – 5’6 – 150 – Bluffton, South Carolina – Shattuck Saint Mary’s
Previous: Attended Shattuck Saint Mary’s … Regional ODP team, named in best eleven from all regions, Quarter finals in 2019 DA playoffs.
Personal: Son of Gabriella Cicha and David Filous … Chose PC because it matches his style and allows him to be closer to home.
Ryan Galloway – Defender – 5’10 – 150 – Mesa, Arizona – Real Salt Lake ECNL
Previous: Attended Red Mountain HS and played club with Real Salt Lake … 3x Academic All-American … AP Scholar … Top-20 in graduating class … AIA 6A All-State as a senior … Three-times East Valley All-Region.
Personal: Son of Michael and Cathy Galloway … Intends to major in biology … Chose PC because it provides a challenging athletic environment and inviting social structure that felt like home.
Luke Gladden – Midfield – 5’8 – 160 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Century V FC
Previous: Attended Canon-McMillan HS and played club with Century V FC … Big 56 Conference 1st Team … All Section 1st Team … All WPIAL … Five-time State Champ with Beadling Soccer Club … Two-sport athlete who also played tennis.
Personal: Son of Jim and Stephanie Gladden … Intends to major in business … Chose PC because of the ideal class size, campus environment, majors offered and an opportunity for playing time.
Connor Hudson – Defender – 6’0 – 180 – Murrysville, Pennsylvania – Century V FC
Previous: Attended Franklin Regional Senior HS and played club with Century V FC … Scored 16 goals with 10 assists in high school career while team went 67-13-2 … Earned All-WPIAL honors his junior and senior years … Earned All-State honors his senior year … One of 11 players named to the Trib HSSN WPIAL All-Stars … Traveled with ODP Region 1 team … Captained PA West ODP team for three seasons … 3x Conference Champion, 2x WPIAL Champion, 2x State Semi-Finalist, ranked as high as #19 high-school team.
Personal: Son of Rand and Stephanie Hudson … Plans to major in biology and one day become a physician’s assistant … Sister, Sophia, plays at Lafayette College … Father, Rand, played at Grove City College (1988-91) … Chose PC for the small school feel with a high level soccer program as well as welcoming coaches, pristine facilities and a Christian environment.
Jordan Johnson – Forward – 5’7 – 158 – Irmo, South Carolina – SC United FC
Previous: Attended Dutch Fork HS and played club with SC United FC … All- Region sophomore and junior year … MVP of Capital City Cup Tournament … Top goal scorer of Capital City Cup.
Personal: Son of Paula and Aaron Johnson … Intends to major in business administration and management … Chose PC for the great academics and feels it is a perfect fit for him, his family and his soccer career.
Alex Lynch – Defender – 6’0 – 160 – Coon Rapids, Minnesota – Upper Iowa University
Previous: Started 32 of 33 games with a total of 2,863 minutes over two seasons with the Upper Iowa Peacocks … 2019 GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree.
Personal: Son of Jude and Patrick Lynch … Chose PC because of its great academic and athletic reputation … Intends to major in business administration.
Aidan Montoure – Goalkeeper – 5’11 – 165 – Genesee, Wisconsin – SC Wave
High School: Attended the High School of Health and Sciences and played club with SC Wave … Two-time All-Conference and All-State selection.
Personal: Son of Aaron and Libby Montoure … Father played soccer at UW – Whitewater … Intends to major in biology and one day become a pharmacist … Fell in love with the campus on his visit and looks forward to the milder winters.
Sergio Moreira – Defender – 6’0 – 168 – Cumming, Georgia – NASA Tophat ECNL
Previous: Advanced to the Final Four and Nationals with NASA Tophat ECNL … Participated in Honors Literature.
Personal: Laura Estrada and Sergio Moreira … Intends to major in Business Management / Economics … Father, Sergio, played professional soccer … Chose PC for the great environment and great people.
Flannan Riley – Goalkeeper – 5’11 – 170 – Doylestown, Pennsylvania – FC Delco DA
Previous: Attended Central Bucks West HS and played club with FC Delco … U13 State Champions with Ukranian National Team … Four time NE Reg Finalist in Futsal … Trained with the Union Academy in 2016-17 … Participated in the US National ID Camp in 2016.
Personal: Son of Caroline Dwulet Brady and Joseph Riley … Grandfather played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 … Sister, Lilianne Riley, was a two-time All-American rugby player for West Chester University (2014-18) … Chose PC for the small school feel and dynamic Division I program.
Corey Smith – Forward – 5’9 – 166 – George Town, Cayman Islands – IMG Academy
Previous: Attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and played club with IMG Academy … Has one goal and an assist in 2020 as the team is unbeaten at 2-0-1.
Personal: Son of Paula and Courtney Smith … Volunteered with the Academy Sports Club (2016-17) teaching disabled children to play soccer … Chose PC because of the friendly and welcoming nature of the community … Fell in love with the campus and people the minute he stepped on campus.