Spring Hill College Men's Soccer Head Coach Tim Brooks has announced a 12-member class of 2011 Badger signees. The newest crop of Badgers features versatile players who bring top-level athleticism to the Spring Hill program while also increasing the offensive capabilities of the team.
(left) joins the Badgers from Cruz del Sur School in the Ecuador where he received the Excelencia Deportiva
in 2010 and the International Certificate of Education with merit.
Patrick Danner prepped at Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., where his team won the 2010-11 District Championship and he played for the HC United Soccer Club.
(right) comes to Spring Hill from Enterprise (Ala.) High School and the Wings 93 Blue Soccer Club. As a freshman, he was the only member of his class to make the varsity team and served as team captain as a senior. The Blue won three consecutive D-II championships and reached the D-I Final Four. Away from athletics, he is a member of the National Honor Society and earned Honor Senior status at EHS.
An Illinois State Scholar from St. Louis University High School and the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club, Dylan Gardner
was a varsity letter winner in both soccer and golf. He placed third at the Missouri State Boys Golf Tournament in 2010.
(right) of Jesuit High School and the Hillsborough County United in Tampa, Fla., was a 2010-11 member of the NSCAA All-America team and an NSCAA All South selection. An All-State player, Hartlage was also an All-Hillsborough County selection and an All-Tournament team member at both the Super Y Nationals and the Florida High School Invitational. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society and Rho Kappa as well as appearing on the JHS Principal's Honor Roll.
(left) joins the Badger squad following his prep career at East Limestone High School in Athens, Ala., United Soccer Club and the Alabama 93 ODP team. At ELHS, he was a 4-year varsity starter, a 2009 member of the Decatur All Area 2nd team and a 4-time Indian Classic All-Tournament selection. Keiser has also been a 3-time NSCAA Academic Team Award winner.
Tanyi Mubang played for Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla., as well as the Fusion Futbol Club. He won the JHS Senior Award and Community Service Award in 2011 while also maintaining Honors academic status.
Nicolás Olvera, a native of Bogota, Columbia, comes to Spring Hill from Belen Jesuit Prep in Miami, Fla., where he was an active member of numerous clubs and community organizations. A three-year varsity starter, he was a member of three District Championship, two Regional championship and one State Semifinalist teams. He was a member of the under-15 State Champions Real Madrid of the Americas Soccer Club in 2006.
Salvador Sanchis of Miami, Fla., also prepped at Belen Jesuit Prep where he was the junior varsity MVP as a freshman and was named 3rd team All Dade County as a junior. A member of the Real Madrid of the Americas Soccer Club, he competed in several top-level tournaments and won the Florida State Youth Soccer Association Championships in 2007 and 2010 as well as a Florida State Championship in 2008.
(right) from Brother Martin High School and the Chicago Fire Juniors Soccer Club in New Orleans, La., won the BMHS Coaches Award and Captain's Award while also being chosen All-District as a junior and a senior. He is a member of the National Honors Society and the Alpha Honor Roll as well appearing on the Principal's Honor Roll and securing the BMHS leadership Award.
Joining the Badgers from St. Paul's School and the Under-18 Premier team of the Mandeville Soccer Club in Mandeville, La., Eric Schwing, Jr
., (left) was a 1st team member of both the All-District 7 and All State teams. His squad also won the Louisiana Division 1-A State Championship.
(right) of Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., was a three-time All-City and Team MVP Cross Country runner as well as a two-time selection for the Best Midfielder Award at GHS. He won the Coaches Award as a senior and was twice named an honorable mention member of the Huntsville Times Elite Team. In the classroom, Smith is a member of the National Honor Society, the National English Honor Society and was twice a Silver Medalist in the National Latin Exam.
These 12 players will join current SHC student and walk-on goalkeeper Ryan Power of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, La., when the Badgers resume practice this summer in preparation for the fall schedule.
"We are very excited about our 2011 signing class," said Brooks. "They are a diverse group of student-athletes who have committed to the newly established vision of building our program into a conference contender. Not only do we believe this class will bring much needed depth to every position, they will compete for playing time early in their careers ‘on the Hill'."
The Spring Hill College men will open the 2011 slate at home on Saturday, August 27, versus Texas College at 1 p.m. on Library Field.