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NCAA Mar 04, 2019

Stanford men’s soccer announces 8-player recruiting class

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STANFORD, Calif. (Via Stanford University) – Stanford stockpiled more talent with the signings of eight prep standouts to National Letters of Intent, Knowles Family Director of Men’s Soccer Jeremy Gunn announced Monday.

Joining the Cardinal for the 2019 season are Carlo Agostinelli (London, England/Harrow School), Ousseni Bouda (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso/Millbrook School [N.Y.]), Cam Cilley (Alamo, Calif./San Jose Earthquakes Academy), Mark Fisher (Grand Blanc, Mich./Michigan Wolves Soccer Club), Keegan Hughes (Heath, Ohio/Columbus Crew SC Academy), Alex Rando (New York, N.Y./NYCFC Academy), Gabe Segal (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Soccer Club) and Keegan Tingey (Danville, Calif./San Jose Earthquakes Academy).

The group joins a program that has won three of the last four NCAA titles, five consecutive Pac-12 championships and posted a 77-14-18 (.789) overall record since 2014.

“We are extremely excited to announce our 2019 recruiting class,” Gunn said. “I am always reluctant to say too much about student-athletes who have yet to arrive on campus, because past successes do not dictate immediate rewards at the next level, but there is no doubt that our staff has attracted a phenomenal group to The Farm. We have signed some of the brightest strikers in the country who will hopefully continue the rich tradition of top-level goal scorers in our program. We added strength and depth across the midfield and solidified the backbone of the team by bringing in a center back, fullback and goalkeeper. Competition for places will be fierce when combining the quality and balance of this incoming group with a strong returning squad.”

Carlo Agostinelli • London, England • Harrow School

  • Competed for Harrow School from 2014-19
  • Two-time team captain
    • U16’s in 2016
    • U18’s in 2018
  • Team MVP and league top scorer in 2017-18
    • 34 goals and 14 assists in 21 matches
  • 23 goals and 12 assists through the first 10 matches in 2018-19
  • Two-time Southern Independent Schools Lent Term League U18 champions (2016, 2018)
  • Final 16 of the Independent Schools Football Association Cup in 2016 and 2018 and quarterfinalists in 2017
  • Team invited to the 2018 Dallas Cup
  • Trials at PSG Academy, INF Clairefontaine and Tottenham Hotspurs before high school
    • Entered Tottenham’s development squad for three months before being awarded a football outstanding talent award to attend Harrow School
  • Member of the Philathletic Club, given to the top five sportsmen in school (2018-2019)
  • Selected Head of School at Harrow
  • Started The Eleven Foundation, a non-profit organization which raises funds to be able to aid deprived children that come from disadvantaged communities to build a life through soccer
  • Leads the school’s French and Italian societies
  • Awarded prize for best ancient historian at Harrow School in 2016
Gunn on Agostinelli »

Carlo is an exciting and fluid attacking player who can drift past defenders with and without the ball. He is equally comfortable with his back to goal, out wide or as an underneath striker. We admire his bravery and willingness to always want the ball to create chances.

Ousseni Bouda • Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso • Millbrook School [N.Y.]

  • 2017-18 Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • 2018-19 High School All-American, United Soccer Coaches All-American, New England Soccer Journal Player of the Year and All New-England first team
  • 2017-18 All-New England second team
  • Two-time New England Preparatory School Athletic Council All-Star
  • Two-time team captain for Millbrook School
  • First place at 2018-19 New England Championship and runners-up in 2017-18
  • Owns school single-game (7), single-season (61) and career (156) goal-scoring records
  • From Burkina Faso, spent four years at the Right To Dream Academy in Ghana before enrolling at Millbrook
  • Speaks four languages
    • French
    • English
    • Mossi (Burkina Faso)
    • Twi (Ghana)
  • Learned English in three months
  • Played club for Dreamers (2015) and Black Rock FC (2016-18)
Gunn on Bouda »

We first saw Ousseni at our camp and it was quite obvious then that he was a player with the ability to provide that special spark in a game. Ousseni has exceptional speed and pace, while also having sublime individual 1v1 technical ability to beat players. He has an insatiable drive and desire that is truly infectious.

Cam Cilley • Alamo, Calif. • San Jose Earthquakes Academy

  • San Jose Earthquakes Academy (2016-19)
    • Team captain the past two seasons
  • Boys DA Winter Showcase U18/19 Best XI in 2017
  • Trained with Dinamo Zagreb in 2016 and played at the Milk Cup in Ireland in 2015
  • Awarded high honors academically all four years of high school
  • Lead the Way Foundation chair
Gunn on Cilley »

Cam is a dominant central midfielder with immense drive and conviction. He plays box-to-box,  providing grit on the defensive side and progressing the team forward in the attacking phases of the game. He is a general who creates a presence that inspires everyone around him.

Mark Fisher • Grand Blanc, Mich. • Michigan Wolves Soccer Club

  • Michigan Wolves Soccer Club (2016-19) and Waza FC (2015-16)
    • Captained Waza as a freshman and Wolves as a sophomore (2016-17) and senior (2018-19)
    • Waza was Midwest Regional League champions in 2015-16
    • Qualified for playoffs with Wolves as a sophomore and junior
  • Also competed in cross country and track at Grand Blanc High School
    • Won three Kensington Lakes Activities Association titles with track and took third at the state meet as a junior
  • Played soccer in high school as a freshman and was named all-conference, all-district and all-region
    • Team was KLAA and district champions
  • Brother, Grant, is on the Stanford track and field and cross country teams was the 2017 NCAA outdoor 5,000-meter champion and is a nine-time All-American
Gunn on Fisher »

Mark is a box-to-box midfielder as well who covers ground with ease and athleticism. He is comfortable and simple on the ball, dominant in the air and will be very adept defensively. His versatility will allow him to compete in his natural position of center midfield or perhaps anywhere across the back four. Both Mark and Cam are players who can be the engine room,  winning the midfield battle, while also connecting the passes to make the team tick.

Keegan Hughes • Heath, Ohio • Columbus Crew SC Academy

  • Columbus Crew SC Academy (2015-18)
    • Team finished third in the USSDA for U18/19 (2018)
    • Selected to attend a tournament in Fukuoka, Japan (2016)
    • Columbus Crew SC Academy Player of the Year (2018)
    • Invited to train with Columbus Crew first team (2018-2019)
    • Scored five goals as a center back (2017-2018)
    • Best XI at the DA Florida Showcase (2018)
    • Columbus Crew SC Academy Captain (2016-2017 and 2018-2019)
  • First student from Heath High School to play Division I college soccer
  • National Honors Society
  • Volunteer with the Humane Society
  • Part of starting a food drive on Halloween, organizing groups of students to go around the city and collect canned goods and wellness items instead of candy
Gunn on Hughes »

Keegan is a strong, physical defender who is equally competent closing down his opponent on the ground or winning the challenge in the air. He shows all of the traits of the hard-nosed, center backs that have been the bedrock of our success in recent years. Keegan has a blue-collar mindset and a tremendous work ethic that we truly cherish. On the ball, he distributes and initiates attacks with a grace that defies his 6’4″ stature.

Alex Rando • New York, N.Y. • NYCFC Academy

  • NYCFC Academy (2015-19)
    • 2017-18 US Development Academy National Champions
  • Attended multiple U.S. Soccer National Team camps
    • Six camps with the U14 National Team (2014-15)
    • Attended Tournament de Gradisca in Italy with the U16 National Team in 2015-16
    • One camp with the U16 National Team in 2016-17
    • Two camps with the U18 National Team in 2018-19
  • First student from Beacon High School in New York City to be admitted to Stanford
  • Plans to major in astrophysics
    • Grandfather was an aerospace engineer on NASA’s Apollo Program and designed propulsion boosters on the “Eagle,” the spacecraft which landed on the moon
Gunn on Rando »

Alex has been one of the most consistent and top-performing keepers in his age group since entering the academy. He has established a national reputation for his commanding aerial presence with his big frame controlling every situation that arises in the box. He is a first-class shot stopper that always comes up with a big save when his team needs it.

Gabe Segal • Bethesda, Md. • Bethesda Soccer Club

  • Bethesda Soccer Club (2015-19)
    • 2016-17 U16’s finished first in the USSDA Atlantic Division
      • The only non-MLS affiliated team to make a a quarterfinals appearance in the playoffs
    • Two-time United Soccer Coaches Youth All-American (2018 and 2017)
    • Selected to 2018 Adidas ESP all-star team in conjunction with MLS All-Star game
    • Team captain in 2018-19 with eight goals in 11 games thus far
    • Scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 28 development academy games in 2017-18
      • Also had six goals and three assists in 11 GA Cup matches
    • Team co-captain in 2016-17
      • 24 goals and eight assists in 28 development academy games
      • Accounted for 32 of teams 44 goals on way to first place in Atlantic Division.
      • Scored 11 game-winning goals.
      • Third-leading scorer in the country for USSDA U16s
        • Top scorer in East Region;
        • Most goals by a player born in 2001 in USSDA
    • Selected to 2016 Generation Adidas Ajax Select Team
    • Invited to id2 2001 Select Team
  • Guest player with DC United for the Generation Adidas Cup in 2017-18
    • Qualified for the top group and played C.A River Plate and Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Played for U.S. Soccer at the U18, U17, U16 and U14 levels since January 2015
Gunn on Segal »

Gabe has an incredible work rate, is a wonderful competitor and he has the humility to stay grounded and keep pushing for more. Throughout his career to date, whether playing for his academy or the national team, he has displayed an unrelenting energy and a natural ability to score goals.

Keegan Tingey • Danville, Calif. • San Jose Earthquakes Academy

  • San Jose Earthquakes Academy (2016-19) and Ballistic United (2015-16)
    • BBVA Bancomer International Tournament in Mexico City (2016)
    • Generation Adidas Cup Premier Division Semifinalists (2017)
    • Trained with the Earthquakes first team (2017-18)
  • De La Salle High School honor roll (high honors)
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • Volunteered with Father Frank’s Kids at the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphanage in Guatemala
    • Organization is dedicated to continuing the mission started by Father Frank Colacicco to help the orphaned and abandoned children of Central America
Gunn on Tingey »

Keegan is a very smooth and composed soccer player, possessing great technique on the ball and he uses his skill and vision to link play in every circumstance. His versatility has allowed him to be comfortable as a playmaking fullback or slotting in anywhere across the midfield.

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