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Men’s Soccer Announces 2012 Incoming Class
Bearcats to bring in 11 newcomers for fall season
May 18, 2012
VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton men’s soccer team has announced its 2012 incoming recruiting class. Consisting of 10 freshmen and one transfer, they will all join the Bearcats in time for the upcoming fall season.
“This is large class and will make our preseason very competitive,” head coach Paul Marco said. “We have some guys in this class who have shown tremendous competitive spirit. I’m really looking forward to this fall. Our class will have players in nearly every position on the field, obviously we have added some depth to the team. Who is on the field and who is sitting next to the coaches during the matches is something I know our staff is looking forward to figuring out. This might be one of our most competitive preseason’s we ever had.”
Logan Calvey (Vestal, N.Y.) is a goalkeeper from nearby Vestal High School. He posted a school-record 14 shutouts his senior year and led Vestal to a 17-0-1 record.
“Logan played for the youth soccer team that we coach,” Marco said. “He is a hometown player that will fight for a position and bring in a great work ethic.”
Casey Densing (Oceanside, N.Y.) is a midfielder/back from Oceanside High School. He was named All-Nassau County as a senior and was an ESPN Top 30 New York Prospect in 2011. Densing also played for the Met Oval US Developmental Academy
“Casey is an extremely hard working and determined player,” Marco said. “He has a great engine and ability.”
Jimmy Fazio (Jamesville, N.Y.) is a midfielder/forward from Jamesville-DeWitt. In his senior year, he was a NSCC All-Region selection as well as a NYSSWA third-team all-state honoree. He finished his career with 33 goals and 21 assists.
“Jimmy is a hard working, good soccer player that will look to make an immediate impact,” Marco said. “He can play in several positions.”
Stefano Frantellizzi (South Huntington, N.Y.) is a goalkeeper from Westlake. He was named first-team all-district as a senior and led his squad to the Class 5A state semifinals.
“Stefano is a technical goalkeeper with a great potential,” Marco said. “He is both athletic and quick.”
Julian Gilbey (Manhattan, N.Y.) is a back from the Bronx High School of Sciences. He finished his career with 40 goals and 21 assists and was named the MVP of the 2011 Mayor’s Cup All-Star Game. Gilbey also plays for the New York Cosmos East US Development Academy.
“Julian is another workhorse that will look to find his spot on the field,” Marco said. “Good technically and will run through walls.”
Transferring from Syracuse is rising junior Robbie Hughes (St. Helen’s, England). He appeared in 14 games his two years with the Orange. Prior to college, he was the captain of the England School Boys Under-18 squad.
“Robbie is a very vocal and a leader on the field,” Marco said. “He will make an immediate impact on the back line or defensive midfield.”
Brian LoTempio (Rochester, N.Y.) is a goalkeeper from Greece Athena High School. As a senior, he was named to the All-Greater Rochester Team, the all-county squad and was a Section V All-Star. He was a two-year captain and team MVP.
“Brian will look to fight for the number one spot in goal,” Marco said. “He is a former Empire United U.S. Developmental Academy goalkeeper and will be training with the Rochester Rhinos until the fall.:
Kris Lowman (Douglasville, Ga.) is a midfielder from Woodward Academy. He is currently finishing up his senior season, which takes place during the spring. In his junior year, he led his team to the state finals twice during his career. Lowman also played for Cobb FC.
“Kris is a player that has very good soccer IQ and will look to make a great impact as an incoming player,” Marco said. “He is very clever with the ball yet does the simple things well.”
Connor Nealis (Massapequa, N.Y.) is a midfield/back from Massapequa High School. He was named all-conference as a junior and senior and was an ODP Region 1 player the past two years. He also played for the Massapequa Rough Riders Club Team for two years.
“Connor is a very strong and athletic player,” Marco said. “He can play many positions and will look to make an immediate impact.”
Logan Roberts (Syracuse, N.Y.) is a midfielder from Cicero-North Syracuse High School. He was named All-Central New York as a senior and finished his career with 25 goals and 28 assists.
“Logan is a very athletic and quick outside player,” Marco said. “He is a great one-on-one attacker.”
Matt Tamburello (Commack, N.Y.) is a forward from Commack High School. He is a four-year starter who helped lead Commack to the Suffolk County finals in 2010 and semifinals in 2009 and 2011.
“Matt is a technically gifted player,” Marco said. “He is very good at delivering and striking balls.”