UCLA announces 2015 recruiting class

by TopDrawerSoccer
February 5, 2015

Follow along on this page for up-to-the-minute recruiting class information for the UCLA Men's Soccer Program. Each student-athlete that becomes a part of the 2015 recruiting class will be added to this page when the UCLA compliance office has recieved their official National Letter of Intent.

The official signing class release will be published when all members of the recruiting class have turned in their National Letter of Intent.

UCLA Soccer 2015 Recruiting Class

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown Previous School/Club Team
Dakota Havlick GK 6-1 170 Murrieta, Calif. Murrieta Valley HS / LA Galaxy Academy
Malcolm Jones D 5-10 160 Chino Hills, Calif. Ayala HS / LA Galaxy Academy
Robert Knights F 5-10 155 Irvine, Calif. Northwood HS / LA Galaxy Academy
Blayne Martinez F 6-1 175 Dana Point, Calif. San Clemente HS / Pateadores Academy
Cole Martinez GK 5-11 175 Dana Point, Calif. San Clemente HS / Pateadores Academy
Stephen Payne F/MF 5-10 145 Birmingham, Ala. Lake Forest HS / Chicago Magic Academy
Alberto "Kike" Poleo MF 5-6 140 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep / Kendall SC Academy
Matthew Powell MF 6-1 175 Castro Valley, Calif. Bishop O'Dowd HS / DeAnza Force Academy
Jackson Yueill MF 5-10 155 Bloomington, Minn. Jefferson HS / Minnesota Thunder Academy

Dakota Havlick
Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley High School/LA Galaxy Academy)
Goalkeeper – 6-1, 170

Rated as a three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 117 overall in the College Soccer News 2015 Top 150 … ranked No. 91 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … currently competes for the LA Galaxy Youth Academy … previously played for Strikers FC and Arsenal FC Academy … attended several U18 USA National Team camps … competed in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup three times (2012-2014).

Malcolm Jones
Chino Hills, Calif. (Ayala High School/LA Galaxy Academy)
Defender – 5-10, 160

Rated as a five-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 8 overall in the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150 … ranked as the No. 2 player in the Southern California region by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked as the No. 4 defender by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 1 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … member of the U14, U15, U17 and U18 USA National Teams … two-year member of U17 USA National Team program in Florida … currently competes for the LA Galaxy Youth Academy … has played in MLS reserve games with the LA Galaxy … 2014 NSCAA Youth Boy’s All-American … previously played for the Chivas USA Academy.

Robert Knights
Irvine, Calif. (Northwood High School/LA Galaxy Academy)
Forward – 5-10, 155

Rated as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 74 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … currently competes for the LA Galaxy Youth Academy … scored 15 goals in 33 appearances with Strikers FC last season … attended the U18 USA National Team camp in October 2014 … competed in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup three times (2012-14).

Blayne Martinez
Dana Point, Calif. (San Clemente High School/Pateadores Academy)
Forward – 6-1, 175

Two-year varsity soccer letterwinner at San Clemente High School (San Clemente, Calif.) under head coach Michael Pronier … rated as a three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … first team All-County and first team South Coast League in 2013 and 2014 … scored a total of 42 goals and 15 assists in two high school seasons … led San Clemente HS to the 2013 CIF championship … currently competes for the Pateadores Academy … undefeated Southern California Development Soccer League Champions in 2014 … undefeated California Regional League Champions in 2014 … previously played for West Coast FC.

Cole Martinez
Dana Point, Calif. (San Clemente High School/Pateadores Academy)
Goalkeeper – 5-11, 175

Two-year varsity soccer letterwinner at San Clemente High School (San Clemente, Calif.) under head coach Michael Pronier … rated as a three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … recorded 93 saves and 15 shutouts in two high school season … led San Clemente HS to the 2013 CIF championship … currently competes for the Pateadores Academy … undefeated Southern California Development Soccer League Champions in 2014 … undefeated California Regional League Champions in 2014 … previously played for West Coast FC.

Stephen Payne
Birmingham, Ala. (Lake Forest Academy/Chicago Magic PSG Academy)
Forward/Midfielder – 5-10, 145

Four-year varsity soccer letterwinner at Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, Ill.) under head coach Paul Makovec … rated as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 137 overall in the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150 … ranked as the No. 46 midfielder by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 28 overall in the College Soccer News 2015 Top 150 … ranked No. 24 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … IHSSCA Illinois All-State selection in 2014 … totaled 24 goals and 14 assists as a senior in 2014 … currently plays for Chicago Magic PSG Academy … attended the U18 USA National Team camp in April and October 2014 … also competed in the 1600, 800 and 400 in track at Lake Forest Academy.

Alberto “Kike” Poleo
Miami, Fla. (Gulliver Preparatory/Kendall SC Academy)
Midfielder – 5-6, 140

Four-year varsity soccer letterwinner at Gulliver Preparatory (Pinecrest, Fla.) under head coaches Luchi Gonzalez and Matias Asorey … ranked No. 141 overall in the College Soccer News 2015 Top 150 … led Gulliver Prep to the District, Regional and State championships in 2014 … named first team All-Dade County in 2013 … currently plays for Kendall SC Academy … previously played for West Pines Strikers … totaled 42 goals and 49 assists in three years with Wests Pines Strikers … led the Strikers to the 2013 Florida State Cup Championship.

Matthew Powell
Castro Valley, Calif. (Bishop O’Dowd High School/DeAnza Force Academy)
Midfielder – 6-1, 175

Rated as a three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 86 overall in the College Soccer News 2015 Top 150 … ranked No. 114 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … led Bishop O’Dowd HS to the 2012 CIF North Coast Section Division II Championship … currently plays for the DeAnza Force Academy … tallied five goals and 11 assists during the 2013-14 season, leading DeAnza Force U18 to the USSDA playoffs.

Jackson Yueill
Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson High School/Minnesota Thunder Academy)
Midfielder – 5-10, 155

Rated as a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 15 overall in the Top Drawer Soccer IMG Academy 150 … ranked as the No. 2 player in the Midwest region by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked as the No. 3 midfielder by Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 6 overall in the College Soccer News 2015 Top 150 … ranked No. 3 overall in the O When the Yanks Class of 2015 Top 100 … consistent starter and member of the U18 USA National Team … currently competes for the Minnesota Thunder Academy … 2014 NSCAA Youth Boy’s All-American.

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