PRINCETON, N.J. (5/2/09) Princeton head men’s soccer coach Jim Barlow has announced the recruiting class of six student-athletes to join the team as the Class of 2013.
Joining the Tigers are:
David Dubow Defender Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Max Gallin Goalkeeper Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Mark Linnville Defender Boone, N.C.
Andrew Menendez Midfielder Naperville, Ill.
Lester Nare Midfielder Cary, N.C.
Matt Sanner Forward Indianapolis, Ind.
“We can’t wait for these six guys to join our program,” Barlow said. “All of them have succeeded at a high level with strong academy clubs and they bring skill, athleticism, and experience to every part of the field. We are looking forward to combining this class with a large nucleus of young players who return from the 2008 team. We think they have the potential to do some great things.”
Dubow played five years of varsity soccer at The Haverford School. He was captain his senior year when the team won the conference title. He was named first-team all-league three times and earned NSCAA national all-academic honors.
Dubow has been a member of the FC Delco Hammerheads since 1999. The Hammerheads are six-time state champions and five-time Region I champions.
He has been with the ODP EPYSA state team since 2003 and has been captain of the squad since 2006. He was also captain of the ODP Regional I Team at the Disney Showcase. Dubow was a member of the Region I team for two years.
Gallin is a four-year letterwinner at Palm Harbor University High School. He was captain his senior year when he posted a 0.84 goals against average while collecting 14 shutouts. Gallin was named all-conference his junior and senior seasons, and helped his team to the Class 5A high school championship title in 2006 and 2009. He also lettered in football as a senior.
Gallin is a member of the Florida state ODP team. He plays his club soccer for the Clearwater Chargers U18 team that competes in the US Soccer Development Academy.
Linville was a four-year starter in high school, playing two years at Watauga High School and two years at North Carolina School of Science and Math. He was a captain for three of those years. Linville was named the 2008 Conference Player of the year, and earned All-South honors that same year while capturing all-state honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008. His team won the state championship in 2007.
Linville was a member of the North Carolina ODP team from 2004-07. He plays his club soccer with the U18 Greensboro Academy Team.
Menendez was a four-year starter at Naperville North High School, where he helped the team win a section title, four regional titles and three Du-Page Valley Conference titles. He was a unanimous all-conference and all-sectional selection in 2008, while making the conference’s all-academic squad all four years.
He plays club soccer for the Chicago Magic. The Magic was USYSA national finalists in 2005, and won the USYSA Region II and Illinois state championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. The squad was USL Super Y League national champions in 2006, after two years of being national finalists. Menendez has been a member of the Chicago Magic Soccer Academy the last two years.
Menendez is a five-year member of the Illinois state ODP team. The team was national co-champions in 2006. He has also been a member of the Region II ODP for four years. He attended the National Camp at the Home Depot Center in 2004 with his Region II ODP team, while also traveling to Spain, Argentina and France.
Nare played four years of varsity soccer, one year at Scotch Plains-Fanwood in New Jersey and three years at Panther Creek High School in North Carolina. He was captain for three years and led the team to its first playoff run in school history as well as its first conference title. Nare is a three-time all-conference and two-time all-region selection, while earning all-state honors as a senior.
He played for Match Fit Academy in New Jersey and CASL Chelsea Futbol Club Academy in North Carolina. Nare helped Chelsea to back-to-back Disney Showcase championships.
Nare was a member of the Super Y-League National Team in 2008, and was on the North Carolina ODP Team the past two years. He attended the Region III ODP Camp in 2007 and played nationally in both the Academy League and the Red Bull U-17 League.
Nare is a 2009 Top Draw Soccer Player to Watch.
Sanner was a captain at North Central High School, where he was named NSCAA all-region in 2008. A two-time first-team all-state selection he was named the Marion County Player of the Year in 2008. He was also named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team in 2008 and the Great Midwest Classic All-Tournament team in 2007 and 2008. The Panthers were state champions in 2005 and state semifinalists in 2007.
He has won five state cup championships with his club soccer teams, three with Carmel United and two with Indy Burn Eagles. Sanner and his club team were Lake Como Cup runners-up in 2008 in a tournament in Italy. He is currently the captain of the Carmel United U18 Academy team.
Sanner has been a member of the Indiana state ODP team since 2006 and was part of the ’90 Region II team that went to Costa Rica in 2008.
Princeton opens the 2009 season against Lehigh on September 4.