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Loyola Marymount Men's Soccer Signs Eight

Published: February 17, 2015

No stranger to large recruiting classes, LMU men's soccer Head Coach Paul Krumpe, who will enter his 18th year at the helm of the program this coming fall, has announced the addition of eight new Lions for the 2015 season.

"We had a need to fill some very significant holes with this recruiting class," Krumpe said. "The seniors who have left our program were instrumental in helping us win two WCC titles in the past five seasons. This incoming class needed to be very special and they are."

The Lions bid farewell to eight seniors following the 2014 season, senior who held key roles in the attack, midfield and back line.

"We have recruited some big guys to replace our starting central defenders, and some very nimble backs who will look to join our offensive attack," Krumpe said. "We have also added some real creativity to our central midfield, guys who are great on the ball and who can play with some serious bite. We have also added some significant size and speed to our attacking group, both as wide players and as target forwards.

"The only position we did not need to recruit heavily was at goalkeeper, where we return an fantastic group of five returners," Krumpe added. "I am very pleased with this group and feel they will continue to help push LMU into the national spotlight."

The 2015 class features five freshmen and three transfers, among them four forwards, one midfielder and three defenders.

Justin Carpenter, Forward, Mater Dei High School, Irvine, CA
Competed for Mater Dei High School in 2013-14... Previously competed for Northwood High School in 2012-13... Orange County Register Boys Soccer Players to Watch List in 2013-14... 2014 Mater Dei Scholar-Athlete Award... 2014 Mater Dei Principal's Top 40 Most Improved Award... Also competes for Strikers FC Academy... Leading scorer for Strikers FC U17... SCDSL U17 Boy's Flight 1 in 2013 (11 goals, 1 assist)... Cal South ODP '97 pool player in 2010...

Miles Chow, Midfielder, Boulder High School, Boulder, CO
Competed for Boulder High School in 2011 as a freshman... was a varsity starter who earned All-5A Front Range Conference honors... named Boulder High School Freshman of the Year... has competed exclusively for the US Soccer Academy for the remainder of his prep career (2012-15)... Colorado Rapids Academy reserve in 2014-15... Adidas MLS Generation Cup finalist with the Colorado Rapids Academy... Starter and captain of the Colorado Rapids Academy in 2013-14... Starter for Colorado Real Academy in 2012-13... Starter on the ODP '97 Colorado team...

Matt Gooden, Forward, Harvard Westlake High School, Los Angeles, CA
Competes in both soccer and track and field at Harvard Westlake High School... soccer team placed second in the Mission League in 2011-12... 2013 First Team All-Mission League... 2012-13 team MVP... Led the team in scoring in 2012-13... Has also competed for Santa Monica United FC, Strikers FC, Strikers FC Academy and Chivas USA Academy... US Soccer Development Academy 2013-14 Final Four with Strikers FC Academy U16... SCDSL Flight One Champions with Strikers FC U16... Vase Champions at 2012 Milk Cup (in Northern Ireland)...

Will Herzl, Defender, Heritage High School, Littleton, CO
Three-sport athlete at Heritage High School, competing in soccer, track and football... 2013 All-Continental Conference selection in soccer... 2013 All-Continental Conference selection as a football kicker... Led Heritage High School soccer to finish as the Colorado state runner-up in 2012... Also competes for the Colorado Rapids U18 Developmental Academy... Club won the state championship in 2012... Was also a regional semifinalist in 2012... NPL League Champions in 2013... Generation Adidas Internationals in 2014... Was a 2009 and 2012 ODP Regional Pool member... 2010 National ID2 Camp attendee...

Connor Johnson, Forward, Cerritos College, Long Beach, CA
Led Cerritos College to the 2014 CCCAA State Championship... Scored three goals in the title game and was named Tournament MVP... Member of the Big West Conference Champion UC Irvine Anteaters in 2013... Four time league champion at Millikan High School... CIF Champion and State Semifinalist in 2012... League Offensive MVP and team captain as a senior... Three-time Medal of Merit recipient... Playedsix years with Beach Futbol Club... Beach USL under-20 member 2011 and 2012... 2011 National Beach Soccer Team member...

Maurice Morton, Forward, Santa Monica College, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, CA
Led Santa Monica College with 12 goals and 5 assists in 2014... Tied for the team point leader with 29... 2014 Snata Monica College Offensive Player of the Year... 2014 All-Western State Conference second team... SMC team captain... Back-to-back West Valley League titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13 while prepping at El Camino Real Charter High School... 2012-13 All-West Valley League second team selection... 2012-13 Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Honorable Mention...

Jose Ochoa, Defender, Cerritos College, Paramount High School,
Two-year starter in 2013 and 2014 for Cerritos College... Led Cerritos College to the 2014 CCCAA State Championship... Team captain in 2014... Four goals and four assists in 2014... 2013 California Community College All-American second team selection... Prepped at Paramount High School... Won three straight CIF Division III titles from 2010-12... Also won the CIF Division I SoCal Regional Soccer Championship in 2010 and 2012... Paramount High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2012...Also competed for the Long Beach Supreme FC...

Shane Penner, Defender, Half Moon Bay High School, Half Moon Bay, CA
Varsity letterwinner at Half Moon Bay High School... Has also competed for the Juventas CRS Elite and San Jose Earthquakes Academy...NorCal State Cup Champions in 2010 with Juventas CRS Elite... U16 San Jose Earthquakes Academy Quarterfinals... 2012 Region IV ODP team... Also attended the ODP pool training camp...

Cole Souza, Defender, Granada High School, Livermore, CA
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Granada High School... three-time team captain... 2013-14 All-East Bay League honors...also competes for the Mustang Internazionale club team out of Danville, CA... club was the WCDA Regional Champions in 2013 and 2014... Surf Cup Champions in 2014... CYSA State Cup Champions in 2011... NorCal State Cup Champions in 2011... ODP State and Regional Team Pool in 2010 and 2011.

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