Men’s Soccer Introduces Recruiting Class for 2016

Men’s Soccer Introduces Recruiting Class for 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coming off of its 11th straight appearance in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, the Capital University men's soccer team is prepping for the 2016 campaign with more than one dozen incoming student-athletes joining its ranks. Head coach Alan Yost and the Crusaders are introducing a 15-man recruiting class before beginning their season.

Local product Luke Morais (Westerville, Ohio) and Mouhamed Ndiaye are two student-athletes that will transfer in with sophomore standing. The remaining 13 student-athletes will begin their first year in purple and white, including: Andrew McEwen, Trevor Collins, Trey Mederer, Tyler Stills, Nicholas Christoff, Cole Moscovic, Alex Komatz, Greg Knox, Tyler Wujczyk, Matt Cash, Brandon Woo, Tristan Bentley, and Lane Woodruff.

 

Luke Morais
Forward  |  Sophomore
Westerville, Ohio  |  Westerville South High School
Club - Classic Eagles

Morais is a transfer from Cleveland State University and will retain his sophomore standing after missing a majority of last season with a knee injury. He is the second leading scorer in Westerville South High School history.

 

Mouhamed Ndiaye
Forward/Midfield  |  Sophomore
Africa

Andrew McEwen
Forward  |  Freshman
Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Lakota West High School
Club – Ohio Elite

Yost on McEwen:  "he is very creative and an attack minded goal scorer."

 

Forward  |  Freshman
Powell, Ohio  |  Olentangy Liberty High School
Club – Club Ohio

Collins will be a two-sport athlete at Capital, where he will also run track & field short and mid-distance events. He placed 12th in the state in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the state in the 200-meter dash.
 
Yost on Collins: "He is goal scorer and fast is an understatement. I watched him score three straight goals in 15 minutes this high school season and it looked like he was racing cones."

 

Trey Mederer
Defense/Midfield  |  Freshman
Cincinnati, Ohio |  Anderson High School
Club – CUP Gold

Yost on Mederer: "he is a big, athletic defender."

 


Tyler Stills

Midfield  |  Freshman

Westerville, Ohio  |  Westerville Central High School

Club - Ohio Premier

 

Nicholas Christoff

Midfield  |  Freshman

Gahanna, Ohio  |  Gahanna Lincoln High School

Club – Ohio Premiere

 

Cole Moscovic

Defense  |  Freshman

Novi, Mich.  |  Detroit Catholic Central High School

Club - Michigan Impact

 

Matt Cash

Defense/Midfield  |  Freshman

Dayton, Ohio  |  Beavercreek High School

Club - Ohio Galaxies

 

Brandon Woo

Defense  |  Freshman

Hilliard, Ohio  |  Hilliard Davidson High School

Club – Club Ohio

           

Alex Komatz

Midfield  |  Freshman

Clarkston, Mich.  |  Clarkston High School

Club – Michigan Impact

 

Greg Knox

Defense  |  Freshman

Oxford, Mich.  |  Oxford High School

Club - Michigan Impact

 

Tyler Wujczyk

Defense  |  Freshman

Beverly Hills, Mich.  |  Brothers Rice High School

Club – Michigan Impact

 

Tristan Bentley

Midfield  |  Freshman

Cincinnati, Ohio  |  Archbishop McNicholas High School

Club - CUP Gold

 

Lane Woodruff

Goalkeeper  |  Freshman

Lancaster, Ohio  |  Amanda-Clearcreek High School

Club – Pride 

 

Christoff and Stills are both part of the Ohio Premier club soccer team that won its regional tournament and went on to compete for the 18U national championship.

Capital is coming off of one of its best conference seasons with a 7-1-1 OAC record. They achieved that feat last in 2009 when it won the program's last OAC Tournament title. The Crusaders open the season in the Fred Myers Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. They open up with a match against Calvin College on Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m. from the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.