Owls Men's Soccer Announces 2018 Newcomers

Owls Men's Soccer Announces 2018 Newcomers

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls soccer program and head coach Tim Gould announce the addition of fifteen student-athletes to the 2018 soccer roster. 

The incoming class includes six defenders, three forwards, and seven midfielders of which four are freshmen, one is sophmore and ten are junior transfers.  The 16 additions are natives of Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Chile, Croatia, and Germany.

"I am looking forward to having this incoming group of student athletes join our program this fall," said Tim Gould, head coah.  "The men we recruited will help grow our program as we look to win both on and off the field. This group gives us much needed flexibility and depth across the field. Twelve of them wll also be adding collegiate soccer experience. My expectations are high going into this season as we not only added talented players but also growth within our coaching staff. I expect us to compete in every match while earning more positive results throughout the entire season as we will build upon a solid second half of last season."

Andrew Bernard
Meridian, MS | East Central CC | Lauderdale HS | Junior | Defender

  • Community College: Received the 2017-2018 MVP award, was named to the MACJC All-State First Team, the 2017-18 MACJC North All-Start Team
  • High School: Member of the 2015 3A State Championship Team, received All-District First Team honors 9th-12th grade, the school's valedictorian

 Andy Blakney
Greenwood Springs, MS | Northwest MS CC | Hernando HS | Junior | Defender

Johnathan Carter
Cordova, TN |Cordova HS | Freshman | Defender

  • High School: Boy's soccer team and won the district championship

Bradford Clarke
Long Beach, MS | Pearl River CC | Long Beach HS | Junior | Forward

  • Community College: A part of the MACJC State Championship team
  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team

Joshua Frankenstein
Neuengoers, Germany | Dahlmannschule Bad Segeberg | Freshman | Forward

  • High School: Captain of the soccer team

Makaio Johnson
Moss Point, MS | Meridian CC | East Central HS | Sophomore | Forward

  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team, received All-District honors, was named Offensive MVP

LaRico Lewis
Douglasville, GA | Meridian CC | Harrison Central HS | Junior | Forward

  • Community College: Member of men's soccer team, received Dean's List Honors

Scott Lundy
Ocean Springs, MS |Vancleave HS | Freshman | Midfielder 

  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team, acted as captain his senior year

Andres Matinez
Santiago, Chile | East Los Angeles College | Instituto Tabancura | Junior | Defender 

  • High School: Played in the Providencia Tournament

Hector Mendoza
Olive Branch, MS |Martin Methodist College | Center Hill HS | Junior | Defender

  • Community College: A part of the MACJC State Championship team
  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team

Jose Morphis
Tupleo, MS |Meridian CC | Pontotoc HS | Junior | Midfielder

  • Community College: Member of the men's soccer team
  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team, Beta Club

Cody Russell
Ocean Springs, MS | Vancleave HS | Freshman | Midfielder

  • High School: Member of the boy's football and soccer team, member of the concert band, his team was the first in school history to make it to the playoffs, member of the National Honors Society

Nikola Srzic
Zagreb, Croatia |Jefferson College | III. Gimnazija | Junior | Midfielder

  • Community College: Member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer team

Jacob Thomas
Brandon, MS |East Central CC | Northwest Rankin HS | Junior | Midfielder

  • Community College: Member of the soccer team, the Student Body Association, Student Education Association, Phi Theta Kappa, BSU, and SADD, named to the President's List. 
  • High School: Member of the soccer, football, and track teams, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes

West Zimmerman
Bay Saint Louis, MS |Pearl River CC | St. Stanislaus | Junior | Defender

  • High School: Member of the boy's soccer and football team

Courtney Moore
Olive Branch, MS | East Central CC | Center Hill HS | Junior | Midfielder

  • High School: Member of the men's soccer, football, cross country, and track and field teams.