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Men's Recruiting Aug 02, 2021

UMass men’s soccer announces signing of five newcomers for 2021

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts men’s soccer team announced the signings of five newcomers to the roster for the upcoming 2021 season. The group features three incoming freshman in addition to a pair of transfers.

Alex Geczy


Alex Geczy (Newtown Square, Pa.) comes to Amherst by way of Episcopal Academy, where he was a team captain and a 2021 All-Main Line First-Team selection as a goalkeeper. Geczy played club soccer with FC Delco and was named to the ECNL CSP Northeast All-Conference Team in 2020.

Chatham Headrick


Chatham Headrick (Knoxville, Tenn.) joins the Minutemen after spending the last three seasons at the College of Charleston. As a junior, Headrick started all eight games and logged the second-most minutes on the team with 733 while scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Coastal Carolina. At Maryville High School, Headrick was tabbed the district player of the year and earned the all-state during his senior season and earned all-county, all-region and all-district honors both as a junior and senior after leading the team in scoring his final two seasons.

Drew Lovely


Drew Lovely (Weymouth, Mass.) started all 16 games as a junior at Merrimack College and earned a top-20 ranking in the NEC Conference. As a sophomore, Lovely appeared in 19 games with nine starts and scored a goal. In 2017 as a freshman, Lovely made nine starts and appeared in 17 games with two goals on his way to earning NE10 Third-Team All-Conference honors. The defender was a four-year letterwinner and two-time Bay State Conference All-Star at Weymouth High School. The team captain also earned an Eastern Mass All-Star and Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honors as a senior.

Brad Moccio


Brad Moccio (Longmeadow, Mass.) was a four-year letterwinner at Longmeadow High School, where he helped the Lancers win the 2019 Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship. The centerback was tabbed first-team all-state and named to the New England Soccer Journal All-Region team in addition to earning all-Western Massachusetts honors in both soccer and basketball. Moccio also led NEFC West Elite to a 2019 Massachusetts State Cup Championship to earn a trip to the national championships in Chicago, Ill.

Andrew Ortiz


Andrew Ortiz (Longmeadow, Mass.) earned four letters at Longmeadow High School while scoring 19 goals to go along with 13 assists as a midfielder for the Lancers. The Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year also earned all-state and all-New England honors and helped guide Longmeadow to a Massachusetts Division 1 State Championship in 2019. Ortiz played club soccer for NEFC West.

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