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July 13, 2006

USI men's soccer announces roster additions for 2006

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana men's soccer team and Head Coach Dan Hogan announced the addition of 13 players to the roster for the 2006 season. The spring recruiting class adds eight freshmen and a pair of transfers to 17 returning players from last season's squad.

Signing national letters of intent are:

Nathan Bower (Elkhart, Indiana), a midfielder, begins his collegiate career after three years on the Elkhart Memorial High School varsity soccer team. He was the senior captain last season in helping EMHS to the Elkhart Sectional finals. Bower had five goals and four assists the last two seasons as the starting center midfielder.

Brad Cadden (Carmel, Indiana), a goalkeeper, lettered in soccer, swimming, wrestling, and track and field at Carmel High School (Carmel, Indiana). He also helped CHS to the Indiana state finals in 2005. Cadden played on the club level for the Carmel United Soccer Club, which advanced to the state semifinals.

Carl Carr (Carlisle, Cumbria, England) is a midfielder transferring to USI after two seasons at Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, Tennessee). Carr, who redshirted in 2005, had three assists in 15 matches in 2004 and four assists in 17 matches in 2003 for the Redhawks.

Prior to joining the Martin Methodist program, Carr lettered in tennis, soccer, and cricket at William Howard School (Bramton, Cumbria, England).

Robert Elliott (Madisonville, Kentucky), a utility player, joins USI after four varsity seasons, three as the team captain, at Madisonville North High School. Elliott was first team All-State, All-District, and All-Region as a senior, helping lead MNHS to the 2005 District and Regional championships. He also was a three-time Academic All-State performer.

Nicholas Garing (New Albany, Indiana), a midfielder/forward, played for the Christian Academy of Indiana (New Albany, Indiana) prior to committing to the USI program. He led Christian Academy with 12 goals in 2005 and recorded 21 career goals. He also was named the Christian Academy Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.

Andrew Hults (Valley Park, Missouri), a goalkeeper, transfers to USI from Meramec Community College (St. Louis, Missouri). Hults was the top ranked goalkeeper in the NJCAA in 2004 and was named All-Region and All-Conference in 2004 and 2005. He ranked first nationally in 2004 with a 0.500 Goals Against Average and 13th in 2005 with a 0.765 goals against average.

Before his nationally ranked efforts at Meramec, Hults was a three-sport letterwinner at Kirkwood High School, playing soccer, baseball, and basketball.

Kyle Leffel (Newburgh, Indiana), a midfielder, makes the jump to collegiate soccer after two years on the Memorial High School (Evansville, Indiana) varsity team. Leffel was second team All-City and All-Conference last year and helped lead the Tigers to an appearance in the 2005 Indiana Boys Soccer Tournament finals.

James Neville (Evansville, Indiana), a midfielder, joins USI's team after helping Memorial High School to the 2005 Indiana Boys Soccer Tournament finals. He also was a member of the 2003 Elite U-16 team that won the state championship.

Will Reid (Plainfield, Indiana), a forward, adds offensive punch to the USI line-up after four seasons at Plainfield High School. Reid had 11 goals and 11 assists as a junior and six goals and nine assists as a senior. He finished his career with 20 goals and 30 assists. Reid was recognized for his accomplishments by being named to the Indianapolis Star's All-West Boys Soccer team in 2005 and All-Conference in 2004 and 2005.

Committing to USI and walking-on onto the team are:

Frank Catone (Poland, Ohio), a midfielder, was a two-sport athlete at Cardinal Mooney High School (Youngstown, Ohio). Catone scored 11 goals and dished out eight assists in helping CMHS to an 18-3-1 record and a number two ranking as a senior. F

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