JACKSONVILLE Fla. – With summer training camp just three short months away, the Jacksonville university men's soccer team inked two more players to its 2018 recruiting class, Head Coach Mauricio Ruiz announced Wednesday.
International product Joshua Araujo-Wilson and Sunshine State standout Matthew Levy signed letters of intent, and will be added to the Dolphins' roster for the 2018 season. Both bring valuable player experience to the River City, and look to add depth to an already-flourishing slate of players.
Joshua Araujo-Wilson | D/A | Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago | Fatima College
A native of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Araujo-Wilson comes to Jacksonville from the prestigious Fatima College, where he was a standout in both soccer and cricket. The school's leading goal-scoring striker, he netted the second-most goals (7) on the team his senior season, and was tabbed the team MVP. The college's student-athlete of the year in 2016 and 2017, Araujo-Wilson split time as a left back and a left attacking striker during his secondary playing career.
"Joshua is a very intelligent and mature player that can play equally as a left back and left winger. He will add a great deal of maturity and leadership to our team." – Coach Ruiz
Matthew Levy | GK| Pembroke Pines, Fla. | Pembroke Pines Charter High School
At 6-1, 170 lbs, Levy swims north to the River City after an extremely successful and praised high school career. As a senior at Pembroke Pines Charter High School, he led to Jaguars to a 21-5 record, with appearances in the district finals and regional quarterfinals. A team captain, he recorded a school-record 12 shutouts, and was named a Broward County All-Star. Levy earned First-Team All-County Honors from the Miami Herald following his senior campaign, and from the Sun Sentinel after his final two seasons. Aside from accumulating a total high school record of 52-19-6, he played his club ball for Miramar United Elite FC. The net-minder helped the team win the 2017 Disney Showcase, go undefeated in Florida State Premier League play and advance to the Round of 16 in the state cup.
"Matt is a very athletic and technically sound goalkeeper. He has a huge upside with his distribution with his feet and hands. We are adding someone with a high character quality and integrity, who is a great all-around teammate." – Coach Ruiz