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Men's Recruiting Jul 27, 2023

UMBC men’s soccer unveils 8-member signing class featuring 5 Maryland natives

BALTIMORE – UMBC men’s soccer head coach Anthony Adams has announced the Retrievers’ incoming class that will join the program in the fall of 2023.

Six of the eight newcomers have local ties and the other two come with international experience.

“This class is a great example of UMBC Soccer full of high character, talented, selfless student- athletes,” said Adams “It addresses many of our needs and I’m looking forward to seeing them integrate and compete with the current guys.  I’d also like to recognize Assistant Coaches Brian Rowland and Pete Caringi for their hard work recruiting this group of quality young men.”

Name Class        Position Ht./Wt.     Hometown/Recent School
Ryan Calheira Freshman Striker 6-1/210 Towson, Md./Concordia Prep
Dominic Dubon Freshman Midfield 5-8/150 Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point
Loc San Senior For./Mid. 6-1/175 Mechanicsburg, Pa./Loyola- Md.
Kofi Amoah Junior Striker 5-5/150 Clarksburg, Md./Mt. St. Mary’s
Emigdio Lopez Sophomore Goalkeeper 5-11/180 Elche, Spain/ /Governors St.
Giuseppe Indelicato Senior Defender 6-0/155 Favara, Italy
Ty Stroud Junior Midfield 5-10/170 Elkton, Md./Mt. St. Joseph/Temple
Jojo Ocran Sophomore Defender 6-1/175 Columbia, Md./Howard CC

Meet the New Retrievers

Ryan Calheira

  • Earned The Baltimore Sun 2021 and 2022 Second Team All-Metro honors
  • A four-year All MIAA All-Conference honoree and earned 2022 First Team All-State accolades
  • Led the Saints to the playoffs in their first season in the A Conference
  • The Student Government Association President and a member of The National Honor Society
  • Played club soccer for BRAUSA
  • Considering a biochemistry/molecular biology major and is interested in a career in pediatric oncology
  • Brother, Taylor, is a rising senior on the 2023 Retriever squad and also has a younger sister, Gabrella
  • Will become a part of the 11th brother combination in UMBC men’s soccer history

Dominic Dubon

  • A United Soccer Coaches’ Youth All American in 2022
  • Earned First Team All-State, All-Region and All-County honors as a senior at Sparrows Point
  • A Second Team All-Metro selection by The Baltimore Sun in 2022
  • Finished youth career with Baltimore Armour MLS NEXT
  • Won the ECNL national title with Pipeline in the summer of 2022
  • An Honor Roll student at SPHS

Loc San

  • A transfer from Loyola-Maryland, where he played in 42 games and made nine starts in three seasons
  • One of seven players to appear in all 20 games during Loyola’s run to a fall 2021 Patriot League Championship
  • A two-time spring 2021 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (March 30 and April 12)
  • The Patriot League Rookie of the Week on April 12, 2021
  • Spent three seasons with Baltimore Armour in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy
  • The top scorer for the U17 squad in 2017, totaling 10 goals on the year and served as captain for the U19 team
  • Considering a major of economics at UMBC

Kofi Amoah

  • A transfer from Mount St. Mary’s, where he played in 23 games and made 13 starts in two seasons
  • Started 13 of 14 games for the 2022 Mountaineers
  • Appeared in nine contests as a first-year player in 2021, totaling 196 minutes of playing time
  • Played youth soccer Bethesda MLS NEXT
  • Considering a major in business technology administration at UMBC

Emigdio Lopez

  • A transfer from Governors (Univ. Park, Ill.) State, where he started all 18 games in 2022
  • Posted a 9-4-5 record with a 1.06 goals against average for the Jaguars
  • Earned Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team honors
  • Recorded six shutouts, including three straight in early October
  • Considering a major in economics

Giuseppe Indelicato

  • Scored the lone goal in the 88′ in a 1-0 victory over Città di Sant’Agata-LICATA in July 2021
  • Part of a Troina squad which earned a third-place finish in Serie D during his first year in Italy’s fourth series
  • Pursuing UMBC’s program in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Leadership
  • Lists favorite professional side as AC Milan
  • Has also been a competitor in volleyball

Ty Stroud

  • A transfer from Temple, where he played in 16 games and made three starts in 2021 and 2022
  • The 2020-21 Gatorade Maryland Boys Soccer Player of the Year
  • Part of a Gaels’ squad which captured the 2020 Baltimore Catholic League Championship and earned All-Baltimore Catholic League honors
  • Awarded MIAA-A All-Conference, Second-team All-Metro (The Baltimore Sun), and Maryland All-State honorable mention in 2019
  • Scored 24 goals and added 33 assists in his tenure at Mount St. Joseph
  • Played youth soccer for Baltimore Celtic

Jojo Ocran

  • Selected to the All-Star team of the 2023 National Academy Tournament as a member of the Baltimore Armour/MLS NEXT side
  • A National Honor Society nominee at Oakland Mills
  • Considering a major in information systems
  • Son of Andrew Johnson and Kojo Ocran; Kojo played collegiately at Liberty University

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