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Men's Soccer Bolsters Roster

Published: August 13, 2015

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – As SIUE men's soccer continues to move toward the 2015 campaign, Head Coach Mario Sanchez has announced the addition of four international student-athletes and two transfers to the program.

Mohamed Awad (Hamilton, New Zealand), Mathias Ebbesen (Oslo, Norway), Ivan Gutierrez (Hallandale, Florida), Pablo Guttelvik (Lorenskog, Norway), Carl Hinkson (St. George, Barbados), and Evan Libke (North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) will join the Cougars in time for the fall season. 


Mohamed Awad – Midfielder

Hamilton, New Zealand
Hamilton Boys' High School/St. John's

Prior to SIUE: Played in 17 games, making 15 starts for St. John's as a freshman in 2014…Scored two goals and added an assist for five points, good for second on the team in scoring...Assisted on the golden goal in the 104th minute in St. John's 3-2 double overtime win against Butler (10/ 4)...Netted first career goal in a 1-1 draw at Wisconsin (9/19)...First career start came at No. 15 Penn State (8/31).


Mathias Ebbesen – Midfielder

Oslo, Norway
Oslo Handelsgymnasium/Roa Football Club

Prior to SIUE: Played with Roa Football Club in Vestre AkerOslo...Appeared in all 12 of Roa's first-half matches in 2015...Led the team in scoring with 21 points...Scored eight goals to tie for the club lead, while adding five assists...Named as the team's most valuable player five times...Previously played with IL Heming in Slemdal, Oslo, where he was team captain in six of the previous seven seasons.


Ivan Gutierrez – Midfielder

Hallandale Beach, Florida
Hallandale High School/Louisville

Prior to SIUE: Played two seasons at Louisville…Appeared in 21 of Cardinals' 22 matches in 2014, including five starts…Started both of Louisville's NCAA tournament games…Netted the game winner for the Cardinals in 1-0 win over North Carolina at the ACC Championship…Finished the season with a pair of goals for four points on the season…Scored two goals as a freshman…Appeared in 17 games as a freshman…First career start came against Michigan State in 2013 NCAA Tournament…Led Hallandale High School with 12 goals and 11 assists as a senior…Two-time team most valuable player at Hallandale.


Pablo Guttelvik  – Defender
Lorenskog, Norway
Norwegian College of Elite Sport (NTG)

Prior to SIUE: Spent two seasons with Akershus Regional Team...Served as team captain...Helped to lead the team to first-place finishes at Oppsal Elite Cup and indoor regional tournament...Team placed third at Norway Open Cup. 


Carl Hinkson  – Midfielder
St. George, Barbados
Harrison College/Barbados Soccer Academy

Prior to SIUE: Member of Barbados U20 and U17 National Team...Earned Most Valuable Player honors as the leading goal scorer at the U14 and U16 levels for Barbados Secondary Schools' Football League (BSSFL) during the 2010 and 2012 seasons…. Led Harrison College to championships at both levels….Member of Barbados Soccer Academy teams which won the Banks Tournament in four consecutive seasons (2009-2012)…Helped Academy team to Barbados Independence Cup in 2010 and 2012.


Evan Libke – Defender
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Handsworth Secondary School/Vancouver Whitecaps/Moutain United

Prior to SIUE: Member of Canadian U15 National Team...Two-time All-District performer…Earned team most valuable player honors as a senior at Handsworth…Top goal scorer as a junior despite playing at the center-back position...Played club soccer with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy as well as Mountain United.


SIUE is the defending Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions. The Cougars advanced to the second round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament after a 1-0 first round win on the road at Northwestern.

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