Cunningham Announces 2009 Men's Soccer Recruiting Class

May 21, 2009

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCF head men's soccer coach Bryan Cunningham announced his program's 2009 recruiting class on Thursday, with 12 players having signed National Letters of Intent (NLIs) to join the Knights beginning in the fall. The class includes five players from the state of Florida, three from New Zealand and one apiece from Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington.

"We are excited about this group of incoming student-athletes," said Cunningham. "We had a few needs to address, and I strongly feel this group of players more than fulfill those needs. I am excited to have them join our returning players to build on our successes of 2008."

Shawn Doyle
6-3 Goalkeeper
Ft. Myers, Fla. (Bishop Verot)
North Carolina State
Florida Premier/Lee County Strikers

Played his freshman campaign at North Carolina State
Named all-state and all-county as a senior
Was also his team's defensive MVP after guiding his team to a 21-5-1 record as a senior
Also an all-state and all-conference football player for two seasons

Finlay Milne
6-0 Defender
Palmerston, New Zealand (Palmerston North Boys' HS)
Youngheart Manuatu/New Zealand U-20 National Team

Marist Palmerston North Club Player of the Year in 2008
Played for New Zealand against New Caledonia in a World Cup qualifier in Tahiti
Also played cricket, hockey, basketball, track

Ben Hunt
6-0 Defender
Auckland, New Zealand (Macleans College)
Waikato FC/New Zealand U-20 National Team

As a junior was named the player of the year for the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Division
Named the Division II Player of the Year and helped his team win the Auckland Secondary Schools championship
Played on both the New Zealand U-17 and U-20 national teams
Helped Waikato FC to the New Zealand football championships

William Hunt
6-1 Forward
Fernandina Beach, Fla. (Fernandina Beach HS)
Jacksonville Jaguars

Scored 17 goals and 10 assists as a senior
Named to the First Coast Senior All-Star team
Tallied 17 goals and 11 assists as a junior
Had 17 goals and 10 assists as a sophomore

Nicholas Keown-Robson
6-1 Midfield/Forward
Auckland, New Zealand (Macleans College)
New Zealand U-20 National Team

Scored 22 goals as a senior
Tallied 35 combined markers
Played for New Zealand against New Caledonia in a World Cup qualifier in Tahiti

Adam Kraemer
5-9 Defender/Midfielder
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas HS)
Miami FC Kendall Coalition/U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy

Named the team MVP for offense as a junior and the team MVP for defense as a sophomore
Also tabbed All-Broward County as a junior
Says his biggest thrill as an athlete to date is scoring the game-winning goal in the district final

Michele Martucci
6-1 Midfielder
Miami, Fla. (Sunset HS)
United States U-20 Men's National Team

Has played for the Southern Soccer Coalition, IMG Academy, Clearwater Chargers, SAA Real Madrid and Miami FC
Member of the U.S. U-20 men's national team
Also ran track and cross country and was the national and state champion in the 800-, 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs

Michael Nwiloh
6-3 Defender
Conyers, Ga. (George Walton Academy)
GSA Phoenix Red `91

Scored the first goal in a 2-1 comeback win in the finals of the 2007 Disney Soccer Showcase
Was an all-county track runner as a junior in high school
Won the region championship in the 200-meter dash and was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash and the 1600-meter relay
Member of the Beta Club

Andrew Quintana
5-7 Defender/Midfielder
Miami, Fla. (Florida Christian HS)
Miami FC Kendall Coalition/ United States U-18 National Team

Member of the U.S. U-18 men's national team during his senior year
Named second-team all-county and team MVP as a junior
Super Y League National selection as both a freshman and sophomore

Malcolm Reed
6-2 Defender/Midfielder
Summerville, S.C. (Pinewood Preparatory)
Bridge FA/U.S. Soccer Development Academy

Named the SCISA Player of the Year after a junior season in which he scored 16 goals and 10 assists
Also named his team MVP and to the SCISA regional team
Selected to the Palmetto Cup All-Tournament team during his sophomore campaign
Won nine state championships in high school (five in soccer, four in basketball)

Dillon Saffle
6-2 Goalkeeper
Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline HS)
Cross Fire Academy/United States U-18 National Team

Named All-Kingco as a sophomore
Named the varsity MVP as a freshman
Was the goalkeeper on the U-18 men's national team
Also a four-year member of the men's basketball and football teams

Jeffrey Simmons
5-9 Midfielder/Forward
Monroeville, Pa. (Gateway Senior HS)
Penns Forest/Allegheny Force

Was named the Pittsburgh East Boys Player of the Year as a senior after scoring 23 goals and 16 assists
As a junior scored 25 goals and 16 assists as a junior
Also played basketball, baseball, football and track in high school

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