July 27, 2004
USI men’s soccer signs three more for 2004
The University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer team announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent for the 2004 season. Signing with the Screaming Eagles are forward Damiete Charles (New Iberia, Louisiana), midfielder/back Ronnie Calderwood (Scotland), and back Matt Vossmer (Frankfort, Kentucky).
USI Head Coach Dan Hogan has signed 11 new players for the upcoming season. Practice will begin August 9.
Calderwood, a junior, follows Duncan Bray across the Atlantic from Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland. He attended the University of Highland and Island where he has played for the last two seasons.
“Ronnie will help us at the defensive midfield position,” said Hogan. “His strength and ball winning ability should help fill Jared Anslinger’s shoes.”
Prior to attending Highland and Island, Calderwood played for Anderson High School and has been a member of 11 Shetland League Championships and has 12 Shetland Cup Winners Medals.
Vossmer lettered in soccer and basketball at Western Hills High School (Frankfort, Kentucky) and was named All-District, All-Conference, and Most Valuable Player in 2003. He helped lead WHHS to four straight district championships and two regional championships. “Matt is big, fast, and athletic and that contributes to his being a solid, hard-nosed, no-nonsense defender” Hogan commented.
Charles, who lettered in soccer, football, and track at Catholic High School (New Iberia, Louisiana), was a Louisiana Division III first team All-State performer and District 3 Offensive Most Valuable Player after recording 80 points on 37 goals and six assists as senior. He also was an All-State performer in track and a part of the record breaking 1600m relay.
“Damiete came highly recommended from past USI standout and assistant coach Ryan Tucker,” said Hogan. “He has above average speed and will add a new dimension to our attack.”
Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information