Virginia Tech men’s soccer adds two internationals to 2020 signing class
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech men’s soccer head coach Mike Brizendine announced the additions of two student-athletes to the Hokies 2020 signing class. Cameron Joice and Welnilton Da Silva join a Hokies’ program that is looking to continue their momentum from the 2019 season.
Position – Forward
Hometown – Newcastle, Australia
High School – Saint Phillip Christian
Club – Newcastle Jets
Joice will join the Hokies in the fall after transferring from Monroe College. A two-year letter winner for the Mustangs under head coach Marcus DiBernardo, Joice started 26 of his 29 games played and ended his career with six goals and one assist. He was also a captain for the 2019 team that won the first NJCAA title in program history.
Prior to his time at Monroe College, Joice was a club member of the New Castle Jets and was a member of Austria’s U-17 National Team that competed in the U-17 World Cup.
Welnilton Da Silva
Position – Defender
Hometown – Para, Brazil
High School – Montverde Academy
Club – Athletic Paranaense
Da Silva played two years for club Athletic Paranaense, where he helped his team win a title in the India Subroto Cup under head coach Marcos Skavinsk.
Da Silva played for head coach Mike Potempa at Montverde Academy and spent time training with the Orlando City Developmental Academy.
The Hokies return to spring season action with a match against James Madison on March 21 at 2 p.m. in Harrisonburg, Virginia.