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Men’s Soccer Announces Recruiting Class Additions

Men's Soccer Announces Recruiting Class Additions

Fordham men’s soccer lead trainer Carlo Acquista declared the expansion of five players to the Rams’ selecting class for the 2021 season.

The freshest Rams are moves Matthew Ranieri (Natick, Massachusetts/Noble and Greenough (Dartmouth)) and Callum James (Swansea, Wales/Bolton (St. Francis Brooklyn)), just as approaching first year recruits Ahmed Abotrika (Doha, Qatar/GEMS American Academy), Jed Dixon (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), and Will Manning (King City, Ontario/Villanova).

The gathering joins newbie Tapiwanashe Shumba (Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly), who endorsed with the Rams recently.

“We are charmed to invite this incredible gathering of Rams and anticipate them joining our soccer program and Fordham people group,” said Acquista. “This approaching class will significantly supplement our returning program’s way of life and character. We reliably search for specific attributes, characteristics, and characters that would incorporate very much into our current circumstance, and we accept this gathering does that.” JamesAction

Ranieri, a 5-11 safeguard, is an alumni understudy move from Dartmouth, who spent the last four seasons with the Big Green. Preceding the missed 2020 season because of the pandemic, he showed up in 43 matches at Dartmouth, making 18 beginnings. He recorded an objective and two aids those three seasons, which remembered a match dominating marker against Hartford for 2017. He likewise was a piece of Dartmouth’s 2017 Ivy League Championship group, which made the NCAA Tournament. Before Dartmouth, Ranieri captained his New England Revolution Academy group from U14-U18 and was a U.S. Soccer preparing invitee. He was likewise a different time First Team All-ISL determination and NESPAC All-Star for Noble and Greenough High School.

James, a 6-3 goalkeeper, is an exchange from St. Francis Brooklyn, where he went through the two seasons with the Terriers. He helped the group catch the NEC Championship last season and was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship. He won the first-since forever NEC Goalkeeper of the Year grant this previous spring and procured All-NEC First Team respects. James posted a 6-1-2 record in objective to go with three shutouts and a 0.72 objectives against normal. Also, James was a Second Team All-Northeast Region pick by United Soccer Coaches and was a chosen one for NEC Student-Athlete of the Year. Preceding St. Francis Brooklyn, James was a piece of the U19 Wales National Team.

Abotrika, a 5-9 forward, went to the GEMS American Academy in Doha, Qatar. He played for Alarabi, where he was the main scorer for the U23 group in 2020, netting 11 objectives. He additionally helped win the U15 public hero with Alarabi.

Dixon, a 6-1 safeguard, gone to River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland, where he was a four-year individual from the varsity soccer crew and a four-year individual from the honor roll. A group chief as a senior, he was a three-time All-County choice and assisted River With hilling to Maryland State Finals twice in 2017 and 2018. For club soccer, Dixon is a piece of Baltimore Celtic

Monitoring, a 6-0 midfielder, went to Villanova College for secondary school in King City, Ontario, Canada. He played soccer for Toronto FC Academy, and is as of now a piece of Toronto FC II. With the Academy, he helped Toronto FC win both the U17 USSDA Mid-America Division and the U19 USSDA Central Division, while taking 6th spot in the U17 Generation adidas Cup Champions Division. Monitoring additionally took part in the U17 Liga MX International Invitational Tournament and Dallas Cup Division I. In the homeroom, he was a three-time individual from the honor roll and a double cross beneficiary of the Principal’s Award.

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