Soccer (M)

Ten newcomers set to join Men's Soccer team for 2006

   SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College men’s soccer coach, Craig Turnbull, has announced the signing of 10 newcomers for the upcoming 2006 season.  The Indians received commitments from Chris Davis, of Lilburn, GA, Kirby Freeland, of Charlotte, NC, Kyle Ganow, of State College, PA, Matt Halton of The Woodlands, TX, Tyler Held, of Virginia Beach, VA, Kyle Jones of Tallahassee, FL, Andrew Landry of Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA, Lucas Thore of Mooresville, NC, Chad Villiard, of Holiday, FL, and Ross Willard, of Jacksonville, NC.    
Davis, a 5-9, 155 defender, is a transfer from Young Harris College where he started four two seasons.  At Brookwood High School, Davis was a two-year starter and helped the Broncos to the 2005 5A State Championship and a #2 national ranking by the NSCAA.  In 2003, Brookwood won a regional title and was ranked 10th nationally.

Freeland, a 5-9, 150 midfielder/defender, was a two-year starter at Providence High School where he helped the Panthers to the state playoffs.  He helped the Charlotte Eagles Club team to the 2005 Division I title.  Freeland was selected to the USYS regional cup team in 2004 and was twice named to the USYSA Charlotte Metro team.

Ganow, a 6-3, 190 defender, started two years at State College Area High School.  He was twice named as an all-conference performer.  Ganow helped the Little Lions to a 17-1-1 record as a senior and to the Mountain Athletic Conference Championship.

Halton, a 5-11, 185 defender, was a two-year starter at The Woodlands High School.  He was an all-district selection in 2005 and was MVP at the Kilt Cup.  Halton helped the Highlanders to a 13-3 record and the district playoffs in as a senior.

Held, a 6-2, 180 goalkeeper, was a two-year starter at Kellam High School.  He helped Kellam to the state quarterfinals as a senior and an 18-3-1 record.  Held was named the Beach District and Eastern Region Goalkeeper of the Year.  He was also named All-Tidewater and second team All-State.  He earned MVP honors at the Poquoson High School Tournament and was a Virginia ODP player.  Held helped the Beach FC Outlaws to a pair of state club runner-up finishes.

Jones, a 5-10, 150 midfielder, started three years at the Maclay School.  He was named team MVP as a senior, leading the way with 16 goals and 12 assists.  Jones had 11 goals in 2004 as he helped the Mauraders to a State Championship.

Landry, a 5-9, 160 striker, started at Donevan Collegiate Institute for the first-ever team in 2005.  Played club for Pickering 88’s and helped them to a share of the OYSL title.  Landry led the team with 17 goals and trained at the National Training Center.

Thore, a 5-10, 155 defender, started at Mooresville High School.  He played club soccer most recently for FC Carolina Alliance.

Villiard, a 6-2, 175 goalkeeper, was a four-year starter at Mitchell High School.  He was captain as a senior as Mitchell posted a 15-6-2 mark and were second in the district.  Villiard helped the team to a 2004 district title.

Willard, a 6-0, 165 goalkeeper, started for Jacksonville High School.  He was captain for the 2005 State Champions, who posted a 16-7-1 record.  Willard helped his club team to the 2004 NCYSA Director’s Cup title and were also Region III Champions.


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