Marquette Soccer Signs Five More to 2018 Recruiting Class
Feb. 7, 2018
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University head men’s soccer coach Louis Bennett and his staff have announced five signees for their 2018 recruiting class. Signing letters of intent was local product Alex Mirsberger and he is joined by freshmen Gabe Kash and Alec Wons, while junior transfers Oliver Posarelli and Leo Villa also join the program.
“We looked to strengthen the defensive side of our squad with this 2018 class, including the center back and goalkeeping positions, while adding a dynamic edge to our attack,” Marquette head coach Louis Bennett said. “Adding strong competition in the midfield was a secondary goal that we've accomplished with this new class.
“This incoming group, along with the group that started in January of this year, will provide quality to our true freshman class, while enhancing our junior class with three total transfers.”
Mirsberger, Kash and Wons all possess four seasons of eligibility upon arrival, while Posarelli and Villa have two seasons remaining.
2018 Recruiting Class
Leo Villa | Center Back | Green Bay, Wis.
Comments from Coach Bennett: “Leo adds depth and competitiveness to the central defender position. He's strong in the tackle, quick and has big enthusiasm for work. Already joining the team this semester will help him adjust and learn before the start of his junior year in August. Adding another player to our junior class adds stability to that year as well.”
Gabe Kash | Defender | Marshall, Ill.
Comments from Coach Bennett: “A player with huge potential and U.S. Youth National Team and MLS residency experience, allowing him to add competition and depth to the outside back position.”
Alex Mirsberger | Midfield | Brookfield, Wis.
Comments from Coach Bennett: “One of the best mobile midfield players in the region. His range, energy and multi-purpose ability as a #6 or #8 gives us another dimension in midfield plus an added bonus of continuing the legacy of top local players on the squad.”
Alec Wons | Goalkeeper | Leawood, Kan.
Comments from Coach Bennett: “A goalkeeper with great dedication and work ethic that has collected a wealth of experience in his time with the very successful Sporting Kansas City MLS academy.”
Oliver Posarelli | Center Back | Pisa, Italy | Montana State
Comments from Coach Bennett: “Oliver is a proven central defender with strong instincts and great personality. He will bring maturity to our back line and we look forward to adding his experience and quality to the program."
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