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* Begins his first season at the helm of the USF men’s soccer program in 2016

* A six-year veteran coaching at the collegiate level in the Chicagoland area

* Served as head women's soccer coach at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago for the 2015 campaign

* Inheriting a team with only five returning players at Daley College, he boosted the roster to 24 by the start of the season through his recruiting efforts

* Guided a 2015 Daley College club that improved its goals differential by 54 from the previous year

* Spent two years (2013-14) as an assistant men's soccer coach at Saint Xavier University, where he helped guide the Cougars to a pair of CCAC Tournament semifinal appearances and a combined 14-6-2 mark in conference play

* Gained his first collegiate coaching experience as an assistant with the men's program at Elgin Community College, a post he held from 2006-07

* Spent the 2012 campaign as an assistant coach at Illinois Institute of Technology, which at the time was a member of the CCAC

* Has a wealth of youth coaching experience to his credit, most recently as a staff coach for the Lyons Township Soccer Club beginning in 2013.

* A staff coach of the Oak Park-River Forest Strikers and Chicago Edge teams from 2004-13

* A native of England

* Spent four years (2001-04) as head coach at Arsenal Soccer Schools Academy in the North Kent region and played semi-professional soccer in England for Beauwaters FC, Corinthians FC and Dartford FC

* A member of Wings SC in the Metropolitan Soccer League of Chicago

* Owner since 2012 of Grass Roots Soccer Academy, a business providing small group coaching, technical clinics, camps and tournaments in the Chicago area

* Holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" license and a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier Diploma.

* A four-year starter as a center back and a three-time All-CCAC First-Team selection (2009-2011) at Saint Xavier

* Closed out his career by helping lead the Cougars to the 2011 CCAC Tournament championship and their first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance

* Graduated with a degree in communications from SXU in 2011

 
 
2016 Men's Soccer Roster
Roster for 2016 Men's Soccer Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
01Noah JawdatFRGK6-0155Minooka, Ill.Minooka
1Brian VasquezJRGK5-10165Morris, Ill.Morris
2Alejandro MandujanoSRM5-9165Rockford, Ill.Jefferson
3Aaron OrtegaSRM5-11125Chicago, Ill.Washington
5John LundSOD5-6150Bolingbrook, Ill.Bolingbrook
6Mason MessinaFRM5-7135Shorewood, Ill.Minooka
7Abel TrujilloSRF5-10160Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
8Jose EstradaSRM5-8155Chicago Heights, Ill.Bloom Trail
9Mohamad RashidJRD5-10175Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield Central
10Anthony SkripJRM/F5-9150Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
11Kader HammoutiJRM5-11175Lorient, FranceDupuy de Lome
12Nick MillerJRD5-11170Channahon, Ill.Minooka
13Michael SantilloSOD6-0160Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
16Steven CampbellJRM/F5-9155Douglasville, Ga.Chapel Hill
17Miguel DuranJRM5-7130Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield Central
18Miguel EspinozaJRM/F5-6125Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield South
19Josh LopezSRM/D6-0175Joliet, Ill.Joliet West
20Ivan SurlinaSRM6-1180Lombard, Ill.Glenbard East
21Adam WilkeSRD/F6-4210Minooka, Ill.Minooka
22Roberto SantillanSOD6-2175Chicago, Ill.Westinghouse
23Jonathan CervantesSOM6-1170Chicago, Ill.Hubbard
26Adrian PradoFRM5-7150Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
29Leon LaskowskiJRF5-9160Hamburg, Germany
30David ValadezFRD/M5-6135Plainfield, Ill.Romeoville
34Adham ElshalakanySRM/GK6-3220Plainfield, Ill.Plainfield East
88James ThorpeSRGK6-0160Danville, Ind.Danville
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