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Men's Recruiting Aug 04, 2021

Rutgers men’s soccer finalizes roster with signing of transfer Xavi Olmos

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers men’s soccer head coach Jim McElderry has announced the addition of graduate transfer Xavi Olmos, completing the roster for the Fall 2021 season.

Olmos is part of a now 10-member newcomer class for the 2021 Fall campaign, joining the seven freshmen announced in April and two other transfers announced in July.

Olmos has made 30 collegiate appearances for Florida International, where he totaled five goals and three assists out of the midfield in two seasons with the Panthers. His five-goal, two-assist season in 2019 was lauded with All-Conference USA Third Team honors.

“Xavi is an excellent addition to our team for 2021,” McElderry said. “He has high-level college experience from his time at FIU and from his club experience in Spain. Xavi can play as a central midfielder or as a left back. I am confident he will be a big asset to Rutgers University on the soccer field and also as a student as he pursues his master’s degree.”

Olmos played his club ball for Elche CF U19 in Spain before heading to the United States for college soccer. He trained with the Valencia CF first team in Mestalla Stadium when he was just 16 years old. He will pursue a master’s in education and leadership at Rutgers.

The Scarlet Knights, coming off tying its best record in the Big Ten during the 2021 Spring season, open the Fall campaign with the return of non-conference action on Aug. 26 against Delaware at Yurcak Field.

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