July 18, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
Navy men's soccer head coach Dave Brandt
has announced the program's incoming recruits for the Class of 2018. The 10-member class went through induction ceremonies on July 1 and is currently partaking in plebe summer activities at the Naval Academy.
"This is a group of guys who are good players and fit what we do in terms of our playing style and who we are as a program," said Brandt. "All 10 have significant high-level playing experience and are the right guys for what we need on and off the field."
The national class consists of two players from California and two players from South Carolina, while the other six players hail from Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Virginia. The balanced class features two goalkeepers, three defenders, three midfielders and two forwards. The class has one player who was tabbed as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer (Mac Burke) and five three-star recruits (Matthew Crider, Brock Dudley, Aubrey Jones, Thomas Moore and Ryan Savitt).
Navy (16-4-2, 9-0-0 PL) advanced to the NCAA Second Round in 2013 after winning the Patriot League Tournament and taking down VCU (3-0) in the NCAA First Round. The Mids finished the season ranked No. 25 in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. Navy returns five starters and its top two goal scorers from a year ago.
Navy Men's Soccer Class of 2018
No. Name Position. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School
6 Brock Dudley Midfielder 5-8 165 Plano, Texas / Plano West
9 Aubrey Jones Forward 6-0 170 Greenville, S.C. / J.L. Mann
10 Daniel Zaremba Forward 5-8 160 Aiken, S.C. / South Aiken
14 Thomas Moore Defender 6-0 176 Loveland, Ohio / Milford
18 Dylan Struthers Defender 5-10 155 San Clemente, Calif. / San Clemente
21 Morgen Richards Midfielder 5-10 150 Mableton, Ga. / Campbell
22 Matthew Crider Defender 6-1 175 Forest, Va. / Jefferson Forest
23 Ryan Savitt Midfielder 5-11 162 Encino, Calif. / Loyola
29 Mac Burke Goalkeeper 5-9 168 La Plata, Md. / DeMatha Catholic
30 Quinn Marshall Goalkeeper 6-5 195 Hillsboro, Ore. / Century
Click on each player's name for his complete bio page.