Men's Soccer Announces Incoming Class

Holy Cross Athletics   06-25-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross head men’s soccer coach Marco Koolman has announced the freshman class for the 2019 season. Koolman brings in 11 student-athletes to the 2019 roster. The class consists of one goalkeeper, two defenders, five midfielders, and two forwards.

 

“I am excited to welcome this incoming group of talented freshmen,” said Koolman. “Collectively this group is comprised of diverse soccer talent, strong character, and grit. I believe each and every one of the players will be able to fulfill a role to support the core of our returners with a focus on moving the program to the next level and fight for results in every game.” 

Click here to look at the incoming class.

 

Here is a look at the incoming class:

Brennan Garcia Hilger

D

5-11

175

Culver City, Calif./ Loyola High School

Jimmy Joyce

GK

6-1

193

Niskayuna, N.Y./ Niskayuna

Bergin Kranz

M

5-4

150

Rossville, Tenn./ Christian Brothers High School

Bobby Manella

M

5-10

145

Toluca Lake, Calif./ The Buckley School 

Matt McGonigle

M

5-10

167

Hermosa Beach, Calif./ Notre Dame High School

Jack Ostrosky

M

6-1

150

Holden, Mass./ Wachusett Regional

Emmanuel Petrov

F

6-1

185

Raleigh, N.C./ Ravenscroft

Taj Salawu

D

5-9

170

Ilford, England/ Taft School

Zachary Schubert

M

6-1

185

Lubbock, Texas/ Frenship High School

Matthew Volz

M

5-9

160

West Babylon, N.Y./ West Babylon Senior

Tucker Williams

D

6-5

195

Meriden, N.H./ Kimball Union Academy

 

Brennan Garcia Hilger | D | 5-11 | 175 | Culver City, Calif./ Loyola High School

  • Played two seasons of varsity soccer at Loyola High School
  • Led the team to a 2018 State Championship
  • Guided the team to a 2019 Quarterfinalist appearance
  • Played club soccer for Santa Monica United
  • Helped his team to a 2018 National Cup finalist
  • Guided his team to a 2016 League Championship

 

Jimmy Joyce | GK | 6-1 | 193 | Niskayuna, N.Y./ Niskayuna

  • Started three seasons on the varsity squad at Niskayuna
  • Captained the team in the 2017 and 2018 seasons
  • Earned three-consecutive selections as the team’s Most Valuable Player (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Named the New York State Section II Goalkeeper of the Year in 2018
  • Was named to the New York State Section II first team and Suburban Council First Team in 2018
  • Named to the All-State third team
  • A United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team
  • Named the Times Union Large School Goalkeeper of the Year and a first team selection
  • Led his team to the Section Finals and No. 1 ranking in New York state
  • Owns the Niskayuna High School record for career saves (371), save percentage (.870), and shutouts (21)
  • In his senior campaign, posted 112 saves, 13 shutouts, and .880 save percentage
  • Three-time New York State Scholar Athlete Award recipient
  • Played club soccer for Black Watch Premier, which was ranked No. 1 In New York State
  • Selected to the 2018 New York State Olympic Development Team
  • Named to the US Youth Soccer Region I Olympic Development Team (2018, 2019)
  • Played three seasons of varsity baseball and captained the team in 2018 and 2019
  • Named to the All-Section team in 2017 and 2018
  • A Times Union 2017 first team selection and 2018 honorable mention
  • Helped his team to a Sectional Championship (2017) and Regional Finalist (2017)

 

Bergin Kranz | M | 5-4 | 150 | Rossville, Tenn./ Christian Brothers High School

  • Played three seasons of varsity soccer
  • Captained the team in his junior and senior campaigns
  • Named to the All-Region, All-Metro, and All-State first teams
  • Nominated for Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2018
  • Helped his team to a state title in 2015
  • Led his team to a state semifinal finish in 2017
  • Played club soccer for Lobos Rush Premier
  • With Lobos Rush, led the team to two State Tournament championships in consecutive seasons (2017-18 and 2018-19)

 

Bobby Manella | M | 5-10 | 145| Toluca Lake, Calif./ The Buckley School

  • Played four seasons of varsity soccer for The Buckley School
  • Served as a captain for three-consecutive seasons
  • A three-time Liberty League Most Valuable Player
  • Selected to the All-Liberty League first team as a freshman
  • Named the team’s Rookie of the Year in his freshman season
  • A three-time team MVP
  • Named to the All-CIF Team as a junior and to the Daily News All Area Team as a senior
  • Tallied 41 goals and 36 assists in 50 games
  • Played club soccer for the Los Angeles Premier Football Club
  • Led the team to a 2017 Manchester City Cup Championship

 

Matt McGonigle | M | 5-10 | 167 | Hermosa Beach, Calif./ Notre Dame High School

  • Played four seasons of varsity soccer at Notre Dame High School
  • Captained the team in consecutive seasons (2017, 2018)
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player in the 2018 season
  • Honored as the team’s Rookie of the Year in his freshman campaign
  • Three-time All-League first team selection (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Two-time Mission League Offensive Most Valuable Player (2017, 2018)
  • Scored 41 goals and tallied 52 assists in his career at Notre Dame
  • Named the Junior Athlete of the Year at Notre Dame High School
  • Played club soccer for the Santa Monica United
  • Captained the team in 2018
  • Helped his team to a National Cup Finalist finish and a Farwest Regionals Quarterfinalist finish in 2018
  • Led his team to a 2016 CSL Premier Championship in 2016

 

Jack Ostrosky | M | 6-1 | 150 | Holden, Mass./ Wachusett Regional

  • Played club soccer for the Boston Bolts Academy of the US Development Academy league
  • Captained the team in 2018
  • Played in over 65 games for the Bolts
  • Started in every game of the 2018-19 season for the Bolts
  • Scored seven goals
  • Named the 2014 Massachusetts State Most Valuable Player
  • Helped his team to a 2014 Massachusetts State Championship

 

Emmanuel Petrov | F | 6-1 | 185 | Raleigh, N.C./ Ravenscroft

  • Played four seasons of varsity soccer as a forward
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • Named the NCISAA TISAC Player of the Year (2018)
  • Named the team’s Most Valuable Player in the 2018 season
  • Won the team’s Top-Scorer award four-consecutive times (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Four-time All-Conference selection
  • Three-time All-Region selection (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Named to the RAS All-Tournament team twice (2017, 2018)
  • A United Soccer Coaches Association All-American selection in 2018 and was also named an All-Mid-Atlantic selection
  • All-American High School Game Selection (2018)
  • Named to the All-East Team by HighSchoolOT.com and nominated as the HighSchoolOT.com Player of the Year in 2018
  • Selected as the first pick in the Clash of the Carolinas All-Star game (2018)
  • Helped his team to two NCISAA 4A Conference Championship in 2015 and 2018
  • Led his team to two RAS Invitational Championships in 2015 and 2018
  • Made three NCISAA 4A semifinal appearances (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Set the career record at Ravenscroft with 81 goals in 70 games played
  • Owns the single-season record at Ravenscroft with 26 goals and 10 assists in 19 games played in the 2018 season
  • Played club soccer for North Carolina FC and captained the team in 2018
  • Named the Top Drawer Soccer Best Boys Player in Region III in 2016
  • Added to the Top Drawer Soccer Combine Best XI in 2015
  • Helped his team to a NCYSA State Cup Championship, Southern Regional Premier League Championship and Disney Showcase runner-up finish in 2016
  • Aided his team in a CSA Adidas Cup Championship and NCYSA State Cup semifinalist finish in 2015
  • Scored 90 career goals in four seasons with North Carolina FC
  • Listed to Top Drawer Soccer’s National Class of 2019 recruiting list as the top-15 in the South Atlantic and top-45 forward nationally
  • Added to the top-150 IMG Academy Ranking

 

Zachary Schubert | M | 6-1 | 185 | Lubbock, Texas/ Frenship High School

  • Played four seasons of varsity soccer
  • Captained the team in 2018
  • In 2018, named to Midfielder of the Year and an All-District first team selection
  • A 2018 Academic All-State selection
  • A 2017 All-District first team selection and a second team selection in 2016
  • Helped his team to a 2017 Regional Final appearance and a 2018 Regional Quarterfinal appearance
  • Scored 15 goals and 28 assists in his career at Frenship
  • Played club soccer for Rush

 

Matthew Volz | M | 5-9 | 160 | West Babylon, N.Y./ West Babylon Senior

  • Played four seasons on the varsity squad
  • Captained the team in consecutive seasons (2017, 2018)
  • Named the team’s MVP in 2018
  • Selected to the All-Conference and All-County teams (2018)
  • Named the Top Goal Scorer League IV  in 2018
  • Selected to the All-League team in 2016
  • In his career at West Babylon, scored 28 goals and added 19 assists
  • Played club soccer for Brentwood Arsenal
  • Scored 11 goals and six assists with Arsenal

 

Tucker Williams | D| 6-5 | 195 | Meriden, N.H./ Kimball Union Academy

  • Played four seasons of varsity soccer
  • Captained the team in his senior season
  • Named a Lakes Region League All-Star in consecutive seasons (2017, 2018)
  • Selected as a NEPSSA All-Star in 2018
  • Selected as New England Soccer Journal Prep Boys First Team Best XI
  • Helped his team to four-consecutive Lakes Region League championships
  • Led his team to NEPSAC Class B semifinalist finishes three times
  • Scored seven goals and added three assists
  • Played club soccer for Seacoast United

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