Thirty six players arrived on campus Friday evening for the start of Varsity Training Camp while 27 others will report to junior varsity training camp beginning on Friday August 15th.
Varsity returns 18 members (6 starters) of the 2013 edition that went 15-3-3, bringing home the programs first ever conference championship and making their first ever trip to the NAIA National tournament.
The 64 student athletes representing the men's soccer program sets an all-time roster high for the Night Hawks.
"We feel as if we had a very solid recruiting year," said TU Head Men's Soccer Coach Ricky Zambrano. "Our staff did a great job of addressing some of our needs based off the personnel losses we took from last year's team. I really feel as if the 25 new players, we have coming in, is a compliment to the work put in by our student athletes to make this is a proud destination for may in the region and around the world".
2014 Men's Soccer Recruiting Class
Shakir Jarret Goalkeeper Jr. Douglas, GA (Middle Georgia College)
Petter Wanjura Goalkeeper Fr. Soderhamn, Sweden (Thoren Vusiness School)
Austin Zelnik Goalkeeper Fr. Miami, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.)
Harben Branco Defender Fr. Sao Paulo, Brazil (Escola Santa Izildinha)
Donal Branagan Defender So. Dublin, Ireland (Monroe Community College)
Sean Curtis Defender Fr. Deltona, FL (Pine Ridge H.S.)
Marcus Diaz Defender Sr. Thomasville, GA (Georgia Southwestern State University)
Antonio Rodriguez Defender Fr. Madrid, Spain (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Billy Jeffery Defender Fr. Tring, England (Charters School Sports & Science College)
Julio Melchor Defender Fr. Deltona, FL (Daytona State H.S.)
Dave Dessources Midfielder Fr. Orlando, FL (Evans H.S.)
Wyatt Graziano Midfielder Fr. Keystone, FL (Keystone Heights H.S.)
James Harris Midfielder Fr. Eastpoint, FL (Franklin County H.S.)
Samuel Valencia Midfielder Fr. Mirimar, FL (Everglades H.S.)
Scott Fox Forward Fr. Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln H.S.)
Jonathon McGrath Forward Fr. Glasgow, Scotland (St. Columbus H.S.)
Julio Salcedo Forward Fr. Tampa, FL (Richard Spoto H.S.)
Jeff Roundtree Goalkeeper RS. Douglas, GA (Coffee H.S.)
Jacob Martinez Defender RS. Wakulla, FL (Wakulla H.S.)
Jesper Svall Defender RS. Norrköping, Sweden (De Geergymnasiet)
Bret Holden Midfielder RS. Moultrie, GA (ABAC)
Chris Schenk Midfielder RS. Valdosta, GA (Lowndes H.S.)
Micah Gray Forward RS. Crawfordville, FL (Wakulla H.S.)
Daniel McCumber Forward RS. Adel, GA (Cook H.S.)
Joakim Morlin Forward RS. Norrköping, Sweden (Kunskapsgymnasiet H.S.)
TU will begin their quest to defend the 2013 Sun Conference Tournament Championship, on Friday August 28th, when they face University of Northwestern Ohio in Hattiesburg, MS at 2PM EST.