Beavers Add 14 Players to 2018 Squad

July 26, 2018

CORVALLIS – The Oregon State men’s soccer team has added 14 more players to its roster for the 2018 season, head coach Terry Boss announced Thursday. James Carvell, Alex Cover, Adrian Crespo, Nikkye DePoint, Sofiane Djeffal, Adrian Fernandez, Dominic Fewel, Takumi Hebert, Godwin Igwe, Carlos Moliner, Albert Pedra, Johnny Rodas-Hills, Miles Sanchez, and Austin Wormell will all join the Beavers for the upcoming campaign.


“I’m excited to welcome these young men into the Oregon State soccer family,” Boss said. “Each of these student-athletes embodies the meaning of character and perfectly aligns with our team’s mission to relentlessly pursue excellence in the classroom, on the field and relationally. This is an exciting group of incomers and they complement a very special group of returning players.”


Albert Pedra is a native of Vinaros, Spain, where he played for C.D. Castellon as well as the Villarreal Academy. He was the youngest player to make his home debut at his club at 16 years old, and was named the Young Player of the Season by a fan vote.


Carvell is an attacking midfielder/forward that joins Oregon State from Belper, England. He spent 10 years playing in Derby County’s youth system and led the U18 squad in goals and assists in 2016. Carvell also made 15 appearances for Barnsley’s U23 squad, and saw action with the first team in a preseason match, scoring a goal in the contest.


Cover has played primarily as a defender, and has spent the last few seasons with Derby County’s organization, while living in his hometown of Nottingham, England. He was named Derby County’s Academy Player of the Year at the U16 level, and helped his team win the Premier League’s U23 Division 2, as the squad earned promotion to Division 1.


DePoint spent the last two seasons at Villanova, where he started 32 games over the course of his freshman and sophomore campaigns. The centerback scored two goals during his time with the Wildcats, and helped Villanova make the NCAA Tournament in his freshman season. DePoint was part of the US Soccer U17 Residency Program for two years, and has earned seven international caps.


Djeffal comes to Oregon State from Nantes, France, where he spent the last 11 years playing for FC Nantes. During his time with the club, the midfielder helped the squad win the U17 championship, as well as the prestigious Montaigu U17 Tournament.


Fernandez has spent the last 10 seasons playing as a goalkeeper in the Real Madrid youth system. He has seen time in the Spanish National Team system, and has participated in the UEFA Youth Champions League.


Carlos Moliner comes to Oregon State from Castellon, Spain. He has played in Villarreal’s youth system, as well as for Roda CF in the Trecera. Among Molinar’s career highlights are helping Roda CF earn promotion to Spain’s third division in 2017 and leading Villareal CF to the U15 Valencian League title in 2015.


Fewel hails from Camas, Wash., and plays for Washington Timbers FC. Playing primarily as a defender or holding midfielder, Fewel is a two-time Washington Timbers Player of the Year, and has been selected to the US Region IV ODP Team three times. He also competed for the US at the Bayern Munich Youth Cup.


Hebert is a native of Portland, Ore. and has played for Grant High School, as well as the Timbers Academy. He is a two-time All-Oregon honoree, and trained with Fluminense Academy in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil during his senior year, before joining the Timbers Academy.


Igwe will join the Beavers from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where he played for the Part Harcourt City Academy. The defender/midfielder earned regional Defensive Player of the Year honors twice, and has been invited to join Nigeria’s U17 national camp.


Rodas-Hills has played club soccer for the Portland Timbers Academy and PDX FC, as well as seeing action for Lakeridge High School. The midfielder/forward is a high school All-American and earned Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year honors. Rodas-Hills is also a two-time All-Oregon selection and made the National Premier Soccer League Best XI.


Sanchez, a native of Woodinville, Wash., spent the last two seasons at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he started 35 of the 36 games he played in. The forward scored a combined eight goals in his time with the ThunderWolves, and including three game-winners. Prior to his collegiate career, Sanchez was a six-time Washington state champion with Crossfire Premier, and earned All-Washington honors twice.


Wormell joins the Beavers after spending a redshirt season at Creighton in 2017. The goalkeeper from Tulsa, Okla. played for Bishop Kelley High School as well as Blitz United. Wormell helped his club team win four Oklahoma state titles, and led Bishop Kelley to a state title as well. He earned Tulsa Soccer Player of the Year recognition, and was selected to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Region Team.


This group of 14 players will be joined by fellow newcomers Gloire Amanda, Anthony Atilola, Rachaun Palmer, Ndubuisi Obasi and Nicolas Apostal, all of whom were announced in February.


Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).



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