|Posted April 28, 2011|
ThunderWolves round out recruiting class
PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Apr. 28, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo's 2011 recruiting class grew to nine this week as it added goalkeeper Sam Haseltine (St. Louis, Mo.) and midfielder Alejandro Marin (Campeche, Mexico) to the squad.
Haseltine, a 6-foot-3 goalkeeper from Vianney High School in St. Louis, boasted a 0.85 goals-against-average during his senior season, posting 13 shutouts as Vianney finished as state runners-up with a 22-7-2 record. The first-team all-conference selection played his club ball on the Scott Gallagher Elite squad, which was the 2010 USYSA National Runner Up.
"We're very excited to get a goalie of Sam's stature to join us," Pack coach Roy Stanley said. "I think he's pretty close to stepping in and helping us out. I'm even more excited about Sam since he's not only a great person, student, and player, but to get a player from my hometown of St. Louis, makes it even sweeter."
With the cost of tuition decreased for Missouri residents, the CSU-Pueblo team has been able to land three Missouri players (Nick Kofron and Adam Entrup from Springfield Catholic High School).
Marin, a 6-foot, 160-pound midfielder who is a California-native by birth, born in Mission Hills, played and grew up in Mexico, where he played for Necaxa and Corsarios de Campeche as a youth player. He is an excellent student and is interested in medicine, Stanley said.
"We know it will take him a little time to adjust to the college game, but he is a very coachable and hard working young man with solid soccer tools at his disposal," Stanley said. "He is predominantly left-sided, and we need left-sided players. His composure and skill level is what attracted us to him. As a player who has been around the game his whole life, his experience will definitely help our team."
The addition of Haseltine and Marin brings the ThunderWolves' 2011 signing class to nine. They join a squad that was an RMAC playoff team in 2010 with a 7-11-1 record.