University of Louisville men’s soccer announces 6 additions to 2020 roster
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s soccer head coach John Michael Hayden has announced the addition of six student-athletes for the class of 2020.
The new signings include: Aboubacar Camara (Upper Darby, Pa./Philadelphia Union), Nicolas Carrera (Pachuca, Mexico/FC Dallas), Osmar Chavero (Mission, Texas/Houston Dynamo), Nico Diaz (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./Inter Miami CF), Bryce Lebel (Sparta, N.J./New York Red Bulls), and Roarke Schmeider (Aurora, Ohio/Internationals) to compete for the Cardinals beginning with the 2020 season.
“We are thrilled to announce our 2020 recruiting class,” Hayden said. “This class exemplifies the high standards we have set for the program. These players have each excelled tremendously in their youth careers and are very much driven to succeed. Their character is strong, which will be the foundation for their growth within our program. I look forward to their arrival as we continue to pursue championships here at Louisville.”
Name: Aboubacar Camara
Hometown: Upper Darby, Pa.
Club: Philadelphia Union
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: #47 Nationally, #3 Pennsylvania, #14 Forward
Bio: Called into the United States U-17 National Team in 2018 during the Youth National Team Summit in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He was named to the 2018 and 2019 United Soccer Coaches Youth Boys All-East Region. He currently leads the U-19 Union Academy with eight goals in 10 games. During the 2018-19 season, Camara led the Union U-17 team with 17 goals, while earning a birth in the US Soccer Developmental Academy Playoffs. Since 2016, Camara has scored 56 goals in 76 games with the Union. He has spent extensive time training with the Union USL team, Bethlehem Steel.
Name: Nico Carrera
Hometown: Pachuca, Mexico
Club: FC Dallas
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: #8 Nationally, #1 Texas Region, #4 Defender
Bio: Carrera represented the United States U-17 National Team at the 2019 Under 17 World Cup in Brazil. He played all 90 minutes against Japan and was subbed on in the match versus Netherlands. He made his U-17 National Team debut at the 4 Nations Tournament in the Netherlands, starting in a last-minute victory over Mexico. Prior to joining the U.S. National Team, Carrera represented the Mexico U-17 National Team in the summer of 2019 in Japan, helping El Tri win the tournament. Carrera made his USL League One debut with the League Champions North Texas SC on June 12, 2019 in a game against Toronto FC II. He captained the FC Dallas U-17 team to the #1 overall seed in the 2019 US Soccer Developmental Academy playoffs. Carrera also previously spent time with Liga MX’s Pachuca FC, where they won a league championship in 2017. He was recently named a 2019 United Soccer Coaches Youth Boys All-American.
Name: Osmar Chavero
Hometown: Mission, Texas
Club: Houston Dynamo
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: #131 Nationally, #10 Texas Region, #11 Goalkeeper
Bio: Chavero was selected to the United States U-16 National Team in 2016. He participated in the Adidas Elite Soccer Program in San Jose, California. He has been a member of the Houston Dynamo Academy since 2015, playing for the U-19 team for the last three years. Chavero also rostered and has dressed numerous times for the Dynamo USL affiliate, Rio Grande Valley FC in both the 2018 & 2019 seasons. He trains regularly with the Houston Dynamo first team.
Name: Nico Diaz
Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
Club: Inter Miami CF
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: #8 Florida Region
Bio: Diaz recently joined MLS expansion Inter Miami for the 2019-20 season where he plays with the club’s U-19 Academy. Before joining Inter Miami, Diaz spent the previous three years with Orlando City SC Academy. With Orlando City, Diaz tallied 44 goals in 65 starts. He helped lead Orlando City to the U-17 playoffs in 2019, scoring 14 goals in 23 games this past season.
Name: Bryce Lebel
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
Club: New York Red Bulls
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: #23 New Jersey Region
Bio: Lebel made four appearances for New York Red Bulls II in 2019, making his USL Championship debut June 7, 2019 versus Atlanta United II. He participated with the Red Bulls U-17 team for the majority of the 2018-19 season, before being called up to the U-19 team for the 2019 Developmental Academy Playoffs. Lebel has been a member of NYRB since 2016, starting 67 times in 78 appearances. He has trained extensively with NYRB first team, and also participated with the NYRB U-23 team this past summer.
Name: Roarke (RC) Schmeider
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
Top Drawer Soccer Ranking: N/A
Bio: Schmeider will enroll at Louisville in January 2020, after graduating a semester early from Aurora High School. He has been a member of Internationals since 2016, where he has been a member of the U-19 team for the past four years competing in the US Soccer Developmental Academy. Schmeider has played in a total of 72 matches with Internationals since 2016.