Feb. 19, 2004
CLEMSON, SC-Eight players have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play soccer at Clemson University as announced by Head Men’s Soccer Coach Trevor Adair.
The eight players, all of whom will be freshmen, include: Danny Poe, Edwin Wotorsti, Havird Usry, Jeff Routh, Kevin Howell, Mark Buchholz, Nathan Sturgis, and Ryan Roushandel.
Poe, a midfielder, from California, MD, was an all-state and three-time all conference selection at Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, VA. He played for the Reston Futbol Club in Reston, VA. He was also a member of the Chesepeake Dragons and the DC United Youth Team. Poe was a member of the Maryland State Olympic Development Program (ODP) team.
Wotortsi, a defender/midfielder, is from Carrboro, NC. He attends Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, NC where he was an all-region and all-state performer. He also plays for the Triangle Futbol Club in Raleigh, NC.
Usry, a native of Augusta, GA attends Academy of Richmond County in Augusta, GA. He plays for the Atlanta Fire club team that won the U16 National Championship and finished second in the U17 age group. Usry, a defender/midfielder, was a member of the Georgia ODP team and the Region III ODP team.
Routh, a defender from Lutherville, MD attends Towson High School in Towson, MD. He was named the Baltimore City/County Player-of-the-Year. Routh is an all-state performer who was also named to the All-Baltimore Metro team. He plays for the Reston Futbol Club in Reston, VA. He helped lead his club team to the Virginia State Championship and to a number-two national ranking. He also played for the DC United Youth Team in the Y-League. Routh is a member of the Maryland ODP team.
Routh was a member of the Maryland ODP team.
Howell is a midfielder/defender from Clifton, VA. He attends Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA where he was an all-district performer. He also plays for the Reston Futbol Club in Reston, VA. We was named the MVP of the 2003 Tampa Sun Bowl in Tampa, FL. He is a member of the Virginia State ODP team pool.
Buchholz is a midfielder from Alpharetta, GA. He will also be in preseason football practice at Clemson as a place kicker and punter. He attends Chattahoochee High School in Atlanta, GA. He was a four-year starter in high school and was named conference player of the year as well as all-county.
He played for the IAMYMCA, Atlanta Fire, and Concorde Fire Club teams. He helped lead his club team to the USYSA National Championship in 2002, and the Region III Championships in 2001 and 2003. He also was a member of the club team that won the Super Y League National Championship in 2000. His club teams have won seven Georgia State Championships. Buchholz was an addidas ESP Participant.
Buchholz is a member of the Georgia State ODP team in 1997-2004. He is a member of the USYSA Region Team in 2004. Sturgis is a defender/Midfielder from St. Augustine, FL. He attends the Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, FL He is a member of the U17 National Team and the Region III ODP team and well as the Florida State ODP team. Sturgis is also a member of the Under 20 National pool along with current Clemson soccer players, Andrian Chevanes and Phil Marfuggi.
Sturgis plays for the Jacksonville KYX club team.
Roushandel attends Marist School in Atlanta, GA. In high school, he was a four- year starter and a two year Captain. He was named to the Dekalb All-County team for three years. He holds the school records for most goals scored in a single game and in a single season.
Roushandel plays for the Concorde Fire Soccer Club. He helped lead his team to the USYSA National Championship in 2002. They were also the Region III Champions in 2001-03. He played on the Super Y League National Championship team in 2000 and played on five Georgia State Championship teams. He was an adidas ESP participant in 2003.
Roushandel is a member of the Georgia State ODP team. He is a member of the USYSA Region Pool as well as the Super Y league ODP Region Team.
“This class provides quality depth,” said Clemson Head Coach Trevor Adair. “This is one of the best class of signees I have had since I have been at Clemson. This class also addresses the factor of size in the back that is very important.
“These eight players are committed to improve and be part of a successful program. I am extremely happy with our recruiting class. We will be a young team this fall with many freshmen and sophomores on our roster. How quickly this freshman class develops could easily determine our success next season. All eight players can contribute very quickly. They address our needs nicely and will add balance to our attack as we added left-sided players.
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