2017 Men's Soccer Preview

2017 Men's Soccer Preview

The Georgia Military College Men's Soccer team welcomes a large group of new players for the 2017 season.  Head Coach Dave Sexton is hoping that the diverse group can come together and gel quickly…and achieve more than last year's squad who were Region Champions and made it to the South East District semi-final.

The team will play a tough schedule against several teams expected to be ranked in the top ten in the NJCAA National Poll, and Coach Sexton hopes this will prepare the Bulldogs for the all-important Region 17 games.

Returning players are often key to a team's success, and Coach Sexton expects the following sophomores to continue their good work from previous seasons:  Ricky Ortiz, Luke Deacy, Tinashe Chabata, Matt Shamoun, Matheus Brandao and Jonni Turner.  Additionally, significant contributions are expected from the incoming players listed below.

Name (Hometown) – Position/Previous Team 

Lucas Ferreira (McDonough, GA) – Midfield / Concorde Fire

Atem Malual (Queensland, Australia) – Forward / Logan Lightning FC

Caleb Molton (Toccoa, GA) – Midfield / Lanier Soccer Association

Francisco Arias (Cali, Colombia) – Midfield / Sports Legends

Erick Sanchez (Macon, GA) – Forward / Rutland HS

Joel Copes (Banbridge, NI) – Defense / Portadown

Orlando Lozano (Cali, Colombia) – Defense / Sports Legends

Adam Kennedy (Belfast, NI) – Midfield / Ballymena United

Gustavo Ribeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -Defense / Botafogo

Carlos Zambrano (Austell, GA) -Forward / Georgia Storm

Sean McKeever (Lawrenceville, GA) – Forward / Central Gwinnett HS

Ikechukwu Ajuonuma (Atlanta, GA) – Defense / Lovejoy HS

Jelle Friso (The Hague, Holland) – Defense / HTV