Bearcats Announce Four-Member 2012 Recruiting Class|
Feb. 2, 2012
CINCINNATI– University of Cincinnati men’s soccer head coach Hylton Dayes announced a four-member recruiting class on Wednesday (Feb. 1). The four student-athletes will join the Bearcats for the 2012 season.
John Manga (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay), Jacob Martinez (Colorado Springs, Colo./Liberty), Gabriel Robinson (Easton, Pa./LaSalle), and Evan Talkers (Villa Hills, Ky./Covington Catholic) are the newest Bearcats and will join a young squad that started five true freshmen last season.
The Bearcats are coming off a 6-11-1 campaign in 2011, which ended with a 1-0 win against No. 11 St. John’s in Gettler Stadium. Four Bearcats were named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshman list, including BIG EAST all-Freshman selection Cole DeNormandie, who was No. 14 on the list.
UC’s 2012 signees:
Club:Played for Javanon SC … member of Region II Olympic Development Program team.
Personal:Born on April 15, 1994 … son of Jonathan Lumumba and Christine Yohali … native of Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Club:Member of the US Soccer Development Academy with Real Colorado … member of Olympic Development Program Region IV Interregional Championship squad … member of ODP Region IV travel team which trained and competed in Argentina in 2009 … member of US Youth Soccer National Champion semi-finalist squad in 2008.
Personal:Born on Sept. 3, 1993 … son of Bill Martinez and Suzanne Sylvia.
Club:Currently playing with New York Red Bulls US Soccer Development Academy … won a pair of state championships with Philadelphia Soccer Club … four-year member of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program … ODP Region I captain for U14 and U16 squads.
Personal:Born on Aug. 3, 1994 … son of John Robinson.
Club:Member of Cincinnati United Premier … finalist at ESPN Wide World of Sports Showcase in 2011.
Personal: Born on March 19, 1994 … son of former Bearcat soccer letterman Jeff and Annie Talkers.