|Posted February 3, 2010|
Pack soccer adds seven for 2010
PUEBLO, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo men's soccer coach, Roy Stanley, has announced the addition of seven new members to the 2010 roster, including two of the top preps from the Pueblo area, Ken Sherer (Pueblo West, Colo./Pueblo West HS) and Jon-Michael Krasovic (Pueblo, Colo./Centennial HS).
Sherer, one of the top high school soccer players in city history, holds the Colorado state record, regardless of classification, for the most career assists with 58. The former Cyclone was a three-time all-state selection, including two first-team all-state honors. Sherer was selected as the 2008 South Central League Offensive Player of the Year, and helped West to a record 50-13-4 in his four seasons.
Krasovic helped Centennial to its finest four-year span in school history, leading the Bulldogs to three undefeated regular seasons in South Central League play, earning all-state honors and two first-team all-league awards. Krasovic is also a stellar student, having carried a 3.9 GPA at Centennial while playing under coach Jeff Sterling.
"Ken displayed a good range of technique and awareness," Stanley said about Sherer. "He is very unselfish with the ball, as evidenced by his career at West."
"Jon-Michael is a good center defender and showed great agility and speed for a tall player," Stanley said of the 6-foot-1 Krasovic. "He will bring great attitude and intelligence to our program."
Sherer and Krasovic are joined by five other recruits, including two with Colorado ties.
Aaron Presnell (Cortez, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez HS) joins the ThunderWolves after earning first-team all-conference honors after his junior campaign at Montezuma-Cortez High School in Cortez, Colo. A center defensive midfielder, Presnell had 14 goals and three assists, accounting for over 50 percent of his team's goals.
Dan Weiss (Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge HS) comes from a successful program at Fossil Ridge that won 13 games his senior season. A 5-foot-10 defender, Weiss becomes the fifth Fort Collins product on the ThunderWolves' roster.
"Aaron is a good holding midfielder with good abilities to go forward and defend," Stanley said. "Dan has shown good understanding as an outside defender and has a great range skills, having shown the ability to play wing midfielder and center midfield."
Rounding out the Pack's 2010 recruiting class are out-of-state products Kyle Alexander (Phoenix, Ariz./Fountain Hills HS), Andy Bolin (San Diego, Calif./Mount Carmel HS) and Kyle Millsap (Puyallup, Wash./Emerald Ridge HS).
Alexander earned one all-state and two all-region distinctions as a defender at Fountain Hills High School in Phoenix, while Bolin, one of the top scorers in the San Diego area, scored 10 goals and added four assists at Mount Carmel High School. Millsap, a outside midfielder and defender, helped Emerald Ridge High School to two Washington state quarterfinal appearances.
"Alexander is a left-sided defender with good size," Stanley said. "He serves in a great left-sided cross and can attack from the left defender position."
"Andy is a hard-working attacker and a very athletic forward with good size," Stanley added about Bolin.
"Millsap is a speedy right midfielder who certainly has the pace to get behind defenses."
Overall, the Pack's 2010 class is one that balances strong character and on-field talent, and has the potential to become one of the top classes of incoming freshmen the program has ever seen, Stanley said.
"This class possesses good size, technique, and athleticism," Stanley said. "This group also has great grades and character. I expect them to be competing for playing time right away. After losing seven seniors, there is playing time available and I expect some of these recruits to help us as freshmen."