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21 Chargers SC Players to Play College Soccer

Chargers SC News Release

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Chargers Soccer Club is proud to congratulate its 20 boys and girls players who have committed to play college soccer in 2013. A total of 10 members of the U18 USSF Development Academy Boys team and 10 members of the U18 Clearwater Elite Girls team were honored in a special National Signing Day Celebration tonight at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa as they prepare for the next chapter of their academic and athletic lives.

“At Chargers SC we take great pride in preparing our players to move on to play both collegiately and professionally, and it’s exciting to see another strong group of boys and girls achieving their goals and embarking on the next adventure in their lives,” Chargers SC Co-Director Peter Mannino said. “The time and effort they’ve put in the past several years will prepare them for the challenges they will face both on and off the field.”

More than 750 Chargers Soccer Club alumni have gone on to play college soccer since 1972, including more than 60 during the past three years.

The U-18 Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy team is coached by Garth Pollonais, Roberto Lopez, Tim Mulqueen and Peter Goulish. The U18 Clearwater Elite Girls are coached by Siggi Nagele.

Chargers Soccer Club provides soccer opportunities to players throughout the Tampa Bay region with programs and fields in the Clearwater, Lakewood Ranch and Tampa communities, covering all sides of Tampa Bay. Chargers SC has approximately 90 competitive teams, a USSF Development Academy Program, three recreational programs, TOPS Soccer and an adult recreational league totaling nearly 3,000 players utilizing 50 soccer fields.

The merger that formed Chargers SC brought together a pair of clubs established in the 1970s – the Clearwater Chargers (encompassing the former Countryside Lightning Soccer Club) and Fusion Futbol Club of Tampa Bay (formerly Black Watch Soccer Club and the New Tampa Soccer Association).

In addition to the NCAA, former Chargers can currently be found playing in MLS, European professional leagues and for U.S. National Teams. Recent Chargers SC alums Zac MacMath and Jeff Attinella currently play for the Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake of the MLS, respectively. 

Note:  Names will continue to be added below as commitments continue to occur.

2013 Chargers SC College Commitments

U-18 Boys
Player                      High School                          College Attending

Jesse Caron              Palm Harbor University         Boston University
Drew Corcoran          Freedom                               Erskine or Wofford
Nicholas Day             Countryside                          University of Tampa
Jeffrey George          Countryside                          East Tennessee State University
*Bakie Goodman       Pine View School                  Georgetown University
David Gray                East Lake                             Liberty University
David Kuckkahn        Countryside                          Rollins College
Scott Levene            New Canaan (Conn.)            University of Connecticut
Hunter Loyden         St. Petersburg                      Georgia Southern University
Cameron Thomas     Countryside                          University of South Florida

U-18 Girls
Player                      High School                          College Attending

Annie Barrett            Bloomingdale                         Mercer University
Amber Coca              Bloomingdale                         Wagner College
Brittany Coca            Bloomingdale                         Belmont University
Dougie Dingess        Ensworth (Tenn.)                   Furman University
Kristy Legoas            East Lake                              Florida Southern College
Morgan Lorenti         Palm Harbor University          University of Tampa
Melinda Lukas          North Ft. Myers                      Georgia Southern University
Eleni Mavres            Clearwater                             Maryville College
Ruth Seleznick         Robinson                                Rice University
Karina White            East Lake                              Palm Beach Atlantic

U17g Tampa Elite 
Player                      High School                          College Attending
Jessica Lime              Brandon                                 Barton College