SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Dominican University of California men's soccer Phil Billeci-Gard has announced the signing of 11 student-athletes.
With incoming student-athletes ranging from Hawaii to Pennsylvania, Billeci-Gard's class will look to make an immediate impact on a squad that won four matches in 2013 and features returning All-PacWest Third Team forward Kolby Mitnick.
"I am extremely excited about our incoming freshman class. We went outside of the state to find some extremely talented individuals, as well as brought in a handful of in-state players who will help us immediately," said Billeci-Gard. "All of the young men will have a positive impact on the men's soccer program and the Dominican community as a whole from day one. I can't wait until August to get started working with all of them."
Garrett Blodgett, midfielder
San Diego, California / St. Augustine HS
Blodgett was a Western League First Team selection and played club ball with the Crusaders Soccer Club. A Union Tribune All-Academic selection two years in a row, Blodgett plans to study Psychology at Dominican with a minor in Spanish.
Keenan Casey, goalkeeper
Northridge, California / Crespi Carmelite HS
Casey earned Second Team All-Mission League honors both his junior and senior seasons. Captain his senior year, he also voted Most Inspirational Player by his teammates. A four-year scholar-athlete in high school, Casey will study Psychology at Dominican.
Martin Gonzalez, midfielder
Elk Grove, California / Pleasant Grove HS
Gonzalez earned Delta River All-League honors as a junior and senior, as well as the Pleasant Grove Soccer Eagle Award. He played club ball for Sacramento United. Gonzalez will major in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.
Chase Goulart, midfielder
Carmichael, California / Granite Bay HS
Goulart helped lead Granite Bay to the D1 Section Championship. He will study Business Administration at Dominican.
Armando Hulbin, midfielder
San Antonio, Texas / Byron P. Steele II HS
Hulbin, who was born in Bayreuth, Germany and is the ideal Dominican student-athlete, having excelled both on and off the field. He has earned All-District Honorable Mention the field. He played club ball for Lions FC. In the classroom, the Academic All-District and All-State athlete was named a Top History Student Honoree, has been named to the National Honor Society, Honor Roll, and was a Congressional Nominee. Hulbin plans to study International Business at Dominican.
Bryan Juarez, midfielder
Santa Rosa, California / Santa Rosa HS
Juarez was nominated for the Press Democrat Athlete of the Year and received All-Empire and All-League honors. He was named Santa Rosa High's Best All-Around Male Athlete. He played club ball with Atletico Santa Rosa Santos. Juarez will study Pre-Med at Dominican.
Bryan Long, midfielder
Chicago, Illinois / St. Ignatius College Preparatory
As a senior, Long earned Chicago Sun-Times All-Area and All-Conference honors. He earned All-Sectional honors in 2012 and 2013. He played club ball for Sockers F.C. Chicago. Long will study Psychology at Dominican.
Bryan Note, midfielder
Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania / William Tennent HS
Note was named first Team All-Suburban One League as a senior. He played club ball for YMS Pressure.
Joshua Rosenberg, midfielder
Kailua, Hawaii / Kamehameha Schools Kapalama
Rosenberg was an All-State Honorable Mention both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he was named an Interscholastic League of Honolulu First Team All-Star and Second Team All-Star as a junior. He was selected to the HYSA Senior All-Star Game, ODP Region Pool in 2013, and Hawaii State ODP Team for five seasons, 2009-13. Rosenberg played club ball for HSC Bulls. He plans to study Political Science at Dominican.
Aaron Ruth, midfielder
Murrieta, California / Vista Murrietta HS
Ruth earned several honors during his prep career, from All-League and All-Area to being selected to play in a high school All-Star game. He played club ball for Arsenal FC. The All-Academic midfielder plans to study Business Administration with a minor in Psychology.
Kyle Wan, defender
Foster City, California / Junipero Serra HS
Wan was a WCAL Second Team All-League selection and was named Serra's Defender of the Year after the Padres were crowned CCS Division II Champions. He played club ball for SMC Star 96B Academy. Wan plans to study Health Science at Dominican.