Titans Add Seven Student-Athletes to Training Camp Roster

FULLERTON, Calif. – With the 2017 season right around the corner, the Cal State Fullerton men's soccer program and Head Coach George Kuntz have announced the addition of seven student-athletes to the training camp roster.

"This class has the potential to change the trajectory of the program to new heights," Kuntz said. "The combination of skill, speed, quickness, improvisation and creativity gives this class quality. We are excited about our future for our great university, fans, students and team." 

The incoming class consists of five freshman and and two transfers from junior college programs who will all be enrolled in the 2017-18 academic year.

These seven newcomers will join 13 other additions to the Titans roster for the 2017 season and a strong group of returning athletes from last years team that went 10-9-4 and made it to the Big West Tournament Championship game.

Here is the a closer look at the athletes that decided to join the Titans.

 

Carlos Archila

Year: Junior

Previous School/Club: Los Arcos High School/Santa Barbara City College

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

Height: 5'10"

Club/High School Coach: N/A

Coach Kuntz on Archila: "Carlos attended our ID camp and from the moment we saw him felt he was a difference maker, skillful, and creative, which is a trademark for our program.  He from a top youth Academy in Venezuela and we look forward to what he brings to our team."

 

Michael Bogart

Year: Freshman

Previous School/Club: Santa Margarita High School/West Coast FC/United FC

Position: Defender

Hometown: Santa Margarita, CA

Height: 5'11"

Club/High School Coach: Wade Fraser/Oliver Wyss/Levente Toth

Notable: 1st Team All-League - Trinity League, Selected to SoCal High School, Club CA State Champions & Region IV Champions.

Coach Kuntz on Bogart: "Michael just finished a great run in the final of the USYSA starting as the center back national championship game starting for his club team.  He brings an impressive resume as a defender and he has a bright future."

 

Alex Juarez

Year: Freshman

Previous School/Club: San Juan Capistrano Connections Academy. LA Galaxy Academy

Position: Midfielder/Defender

Hometown: Downey, CA

Height: 5'9''

Club/High School Coaches Name: Brian Kleiban

Notable: Made 5 appearances with Los Dos in the USL

Coach Kuntz on Juarez: "Alex has vast Academy experience on one of the top programs LA Galaxy Academy. He brings a wealth of knowledge at the back and should provide a source of attack from the defense while anchoring the back line."

 

Herminio 'Junior' Padilla

Year: Freshman

Previous School/Club: Sunny Hills High School/Legends FC

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Fullerton, CA

Height: 5'9"

Club/High School Coach: Mike Schade/Alex Bengard

Notable: CIF Champion, 1st Team All-League - Freeway League , 1st Team All-CIF, CIF Player of the Year, All Orange County First Team, Orange County Player of the Year, 1st Team All-State, NSCAA High School First Team All-Region.

Coach Kuntz on Padilla: "Junior is a midfielder that has the ability to connect.  Was a standout club and high school player and we look forward to his vision and skill."

 

Greg Samuels

Year: Freshman

Previous School/Club: Desert Vista HS/ Challenge FC 98

Position: Goalkeeper

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Height: 6'5

Club/High School Coach: Michael Flores/ Mark Wilson

Notable: Captain of both High School and Club Teams, Participated in Final Four AZ High School Soccer.

Coach Kuntz on Samuels: "Greg Samuels is a huge presence in goal with a leadership background and we will be shaping him for the next level."

 

Bassirou Sarr

Year: Junior

Previous School/Club: Buffalo State

Position: Forward

Hometown: New York, NY

Height: 6'3"

Club/High School: N/A

Coach Kuntz on Sarr: "We feel we will see a new force in the Big West with Bass. He has proven college experience scoring goals each year, he has skill, he has speed, he has size, he brings an element we have not had in a while up top. He will be a handful for opposing sides.  We are excited to introduce him here to the Titan Family."

 

Tasman Turner

Year: Freshman

Previous School/Club: Iolani School, Honolulu / Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club

Position: Center-back / Outside-back

Hometown: Kailua, Hawaii

Height: 6'-1"

Club/High School Coach: Coach Chris Lee (Iolani School)

Notable: 2017 Defensive Player of the Year (ILH Conference), 2017 USYS Hawaii All Star Team.

Coach Kuntz on Turner: "Taz was one of the top defenders in Hawaii last year, club, and high school. We feel he will continue to develop into a strong defender at the college level."

 


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