Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer announces 2005 recruiting class

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College men’s soccer coach, Craig Turnbull, has announced five newcomers for the 2005 season. Joining the men’s program are David Bloom of Marietta, GA, Brice Hall of Marion, OH, Nick Kalogermitros, of Rockwell, NC, Jamie Robinson, of Shelby, MN, and Justin Weimerskirk, of St. Petersburg, FL. Bloom, 5-11, 150, is a Georgia Olympic Development Program player and will help strengthen the defense. He will most likely see action on the flank and has the ability to get forward into the attack to support the midfield. Bloom started at Lassiter High School. Hall, 5-10, 155, could see time as a midfielder or a striker. He is a good tactician of the game with strong technical abilities and brings a tremendous work rate and fitness. Hall was a three-year starter at Marion Harding High School, where he led the team in both goals and assists. Kalogermitros, 5-10, 145, was a pure goal scorer in high school that would see action as a flank midfielder or striker. He will have to continue to work on his strength on the ball and creating chances for himself in the college game. Kalogermitros started at Salisbury High School. Robinson, 5-10, 150, is a versatile player who will most likely see action in the midfield. He sees the game well, has the ability to cover large portions of the field and is tactically very sound. Robinson was conference Player of the Year and a first team all-region pick at Shelby High School. Weimerskirk, 5-10, 155, could play as a midfielder, but will see more time as a striker. He is a strong and athletic player who has the ability to create goals and finishes half-chances very well. Weimerskirk started at St. Petersburg Catholic High School and was named first team All-State and all-county. “We are pleased to announce our incoming class of players for the Fall of 2005,” stated Coach Turnbull. “We are expecting good things from these new players as they help to strengthen an already talented team. With returning 24 players and losing only two starters to graduation from last year’s NCAA Tournament team, expectations are certainly high. That being said, the players and coaches understand that we must take every day as a new one. Playing time will be hotly contested throughout the season and it should allow the players to continue to prove their place on the roster and line up each day of training.” “Our team this year, as in the past years, should be a very well balanced team from front to back, but our philosophy still remains……creative and attacking soccer,” continued Turnbull. “We will need to look to tighten things up in the defensive third of the field this coming season, but we will still attack relentlessly throughout the 90 minutes of each match. Our fitness and our dedication to an organized team shape will be the focus throughout the 2005 Fall campaign, and hopefully towards earning a SAC regular season championship.” Catawba will open its 2005 season with an exhibition match versus Queens University on August 22nd on Frock Field at 7 pm. The Indians will begin their training with a week long pre-season trip to Hawaii. #####

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