TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
Seven Newcomers Join Men’s Soccer for Fall 2014 Campaign

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Seven commits will comprise Jacksonville University’s 2014 men’s soccer signing class, head coach Mauricio Ruiz announced today.

Transfer Cameron Grassmeyer will join freshmen Adam Hemann, Rijad Kobiljar, Allan Morgan, Ejiroghene Mrabure, Dzenan Nezirevic and Pascal Rathle at JU next season.

“This class is very well balanced, it allowed us to address several different needs on the field and create some competition in every position,” said Coach Ruiz.  “It was important to me in our first recruiting class, not only to identify good players, but the right ones for our system and the culture we are trying to cultivate here at JU. All seven incoming players are diligent in academics, are mature young men, and all have a tremendous work ethic to work and improve on their skills.”

“We are very fortunate to be able to keep two local products here in Jacksonville. Rijad and Pascal are originally from Jacksonville and our intention is to always compete for the top local talent, and we feel that we have secured two of the best from the area.”

Cameron Grassmyer
Defender |Snellville, Ga. |6’4”| 190 lbs

Before Jacksonville: Played in eight games at Clayton State for the 2013-14 season … Graduated in 2013 from Brookwood High School in Snellville, Ga ... Lettered three seasons and played for coach Danny Klinet ... Team captain his senior season ... Defender of the Year both his sophomore and junior seasons ... Named to All-County team for three straight seasons ... Played club soccer for Gwinnett Soccer Association and GA United

Personal: Born on Oct. 27, 1994 to Scott and Ann … Has two brothers, Ben and Graham … Proposed major is Sports Management

Adam Hemann
Midfielder |Lake Mary, Fla. |5’6”| 125 lbs
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Before Jacksonville: Attended Lake Mary High School where he was a four year starter and letter winner … In his senior year, he was the leading goal scorer (16) and surpassed the school record for most goals in a single game … Named Player of the Year and placed on the state and district All-Star teams … Played club with Orlando City U18 DA

Personal: Born on Oct. 12, 1995 to Mark and Luanne Hemann … Has three brothers, Bradley, Jeffrey, and Joseph … Proposed major is Accounting

Rijad Kobiljar
Midfielder |Sarajevo, Bosnia |5’6”| 150 lbs
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Before Jacksonville: Attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville … Four year letterman … Assisted team in three district championship titles … Named First Coast Player of the Year and Times Union Player of the Year as a senior … Also placed on the All-Conference Team and All-First Coast Team … Amassed 47 goals and 44 assists in high school career … Played club with JUFC where he assisted team in reaching U17 State Championship

Personal: Born on April 18, 1996 to Muzafer and Subina … Has one brother, Anel … Proposed major is Sports Management

Allan Morgan

Midfielder |St. Andrew, Jamaica |5’5”| 160 lbs
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Before Jacksonville: Attended Kingston College … Named team captain for senior and junior years … Assisted in setting school record for most goals in a game (12) … Named as the Roper Cup MVP …  Recorded 13 goals and 33 assists in high school career … Played U19 at 15 years old

Personal: Born on Dec. 25, 1994 to Shelly-Ann Morgan … Has one sibling, Trey’den … Proposed major is Engineering

Ejiroghene “Ejiro” Mrabure
Forward | Mississauga, Ontario|6’1”| 175 lbs
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Before Jacksonville: Attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel … Played club at TFC Academy … Lead the team in scoring in three seasons … Winner of Senior Boys Hangar Tournament as a freshman … Ontario Cup Winner with the Brampton Blast … Received a gold medal at the 2013 Nationals with Team Ontario …   Regional and southern regional champion  in shotput… Member of Sigma FC since 2013

Personal: Born on Mar. 4, 1996 to Lucky and Maureen … Has one brother, Eseoghene, and one sister, Ogheneochuko… Proposed major is Exercise Science

Dzenan Nezirevic
Forward |Chicago, Ill. |6’1”| 182 lbs

Before Jacksonville: Attended Niles West High School … Recorded the most goals scored by a freshman in program history … Selected as U.S. Men’s National Team U17 Player of Interest … Played club at Chicago Magic PSG Academy and tied as the second leading scorer twice en route back-to-back playoff appearances … Attended two US National Team Mini Camps … Conference champion in track and swimming

Personal: Born on Oct. 30, 1995 to Dzevad and Aida Nezirevic … One brother, Kenan … Proposed major is Kinesiology

Pascal Rathle

Midfielder |Faribault, MN |6’2”| 175 lbs

Before Jacksonville: Attended Shattuck- St. Mary’s as a two-year center mid starter … Played on US. Soccer Development Academy U18 & U16 team (13’-14’ and 11’-12’) …   ODP Final Four National Championship Florida … Attended the Bolles School as a sophomore and freshman … Named to the All-District Team and reached the Final 4 in soph. campaign

Personal: Born on April 15, 1995 to Yves and Suzanne Rathle … Has three siblings, Raphael, Xavier, Aria … Proposed major is International Business

Jacksonville is expected to welcome back 19 letterwinners from a year ago, including All-Atlantic Sun Second Team recipient Matheus Saroli and All-Atlantic Sun Freshman Team member Jack Burns. Last season, the Dolphins advanced to the A-Sun Tournament as the sixth seed with a conference mark of 2-4-2.