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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2006
Contact: Name David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer team inks four players during spring signing period

VESTAL, N.Y.-- The Binghamton men's soccer team has received a National Letter of Intent from four players as part of the spring signing period. They will join the Bearcats for the upcoming season in August.

"This is a solid group of guys who share common traits in their athletic ability and competitiveness," head coach Paul Marco said. "They are guys who are as committed as our team is to winning and they share a willingness to put the team first.

Chris Terry (Beach Creek, Pa.) is a central midfielder/right back from Central Mountain High School. He was a Class 4A all-state selection as a senior and was named all-conference in his final two seasons. He has also played for the club team Second to None.

"Chris comes from a strong soccer family and is a tremendous athlete," Marco said. "He likes to be on the ball and dictate the pace of a game."

Jean-Philippe Ahoua (New York, N.Y.) is a defensive midfielder from the Borough of Manhattan CC. He is an NSCAA Junior College All-American and led his squad to the national semifinals as a sophomore.

"Jean Philippe is a tremendous ball handler," Marco said. "On defense, he is great at getting the ball back and then getting it to special players on his team."

Thomas O'Neill (Sydney, Austrailia) is a midfielder/forward at the Cranbrook School in Sydney. He was named first-team All-Representative Region and was the MVP for the Northern Spirit Developmental Squad.

"Thomas is a gifted, left-footed player who loves to attack," Marco said. "He is a very good passer and is strong enough to win the ball on a tackle."

Anthony DiBiase (Richmond Hill, Ontario) is a midfielder/back at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School. He is currently a memeber of Canada's Under-20 National Team and also plays for the Sora Sun Devils, a men's club team in the highest Division in Toronto.

"Anthony has shown a dynamic ability in playing with the national team," Marco said. "He is a technically sound player who loves to get up the field with the ball."

Binghamton has been ranked nationally during the past two season and has advanced to the last three America East Conference championship games. In 2003, the Bearcats won the conference title and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
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