Men's Soccer Signs Seven for the 2010 Campaign
March 12, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons is proud to announce that the Beavers have signed seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to join the team for the 2010 season.
The signed players are: midfielder Jonathan Chavez-Salceda (San Jose, Calif.), midfielder/defender Austin Crook (Bend, Ore.), forward/midfielder Brandon Hansen (Phoenix, Ariz.), goalkeeper Clint Long (Vancouver, Wash.), midfielder/defender Miguel Murillo (Stockton, Calif.), midfielder/defender Chase Raskowsky (Kentfield, Calif.), and defender Josh von Allworden.
Jonathan Chavez-Salceda played under head coach Dan Minutillo at Leland High School in San Jose, Calif. He recorded 19 goals and 12 assists during the 2009 season. He was selected to the all-league team and was the team captain for his high school squad.
'Jonathan is an explosive attacking player,' Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said. 'His strength and power in attacking situations will give us different looks on goal. He's versatile with the ability to play up top and out wide.'
Austin Crook was named the Oregon State 5A Player of the Year in 2009 while playing at Bend Senior High in Bend, Ore. Scored 56 goals while in high school including 29 during the 2009 season.
'Austin comes to us as one of the top players in our state' Simmons said. 'He's done well to score a lot of goals, but the thing that he brings to the table is the edge to compete. While he's done well in more advanced positions, I can also see him playing outside back when the time comes.'
Brandon Hansen was a four year letter winner for coach Bryan Sabato at Mountain Point High School in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a member of the Tempe '92 Pros club team that was the Arizona state championships. He was named all-city and all-region.
'Brandon has very good footwork and an eye for the goal,' Simmons said. 'He's one of the top attacking players out of Arizona this year and will do well transitioning to OSU.'
Clint Long was a four year starter for coach Jason Ewing at Arcata High School in Vancouver, Wash. as a goalkeeper. His team was the league champion four years in a row and he was named League MVP his senior year. He was named First Team All-League his junior and senior years.
'We got excited about Clint from our Winter ID Camp and saw his physical presence and shot stopping ability,' Simmons said. 'He has a high end and will improve over time with OSU. Clint will certainly increase the level of our goalkeeping unit.'
Miguel Murillo played four years for coach Matt Kusonovich as a midfielder and a forward and was named league MVP in 2009. Was named team captain in 2008 and 2009 and was league co-MVP in 2008, all-conference in 2007, and all-league in 2006.
'Miguel is a complete player who can play central defender or defensive midfield,' Simmons said. 'It's important to have players in the spine of the team able to contribute. Miguel's soccer instincts and IQ will be obvious from the start.'
Chase Raskowsky played varsity soccer for four years under coaches Paul Makovek and Pete Wooding. He was named an ESPN National Player of the Week and was a First Team All-League selection, First Team All-State Selection, and was named Prep of the Week He acquired 21 goals and 14 assists for 56 points and a record of 25-2-2 in 2009.
'Chase is an accomplished left sided attacking player,' Simmons said. 'His playing background in Germany along with the competitive Bay Area soccer scene will prepare him to challenge at OSU from the get go.'
Josh von Allworden played soccer from 2006-10 for Corona Del Sol under coach Dan Salas and was named to the All-Arizona team in 2010. He was Defensive Player of the Year for the 5A-1 Central Region in 2009, First Team 5A-1 Central Region in 2009, Second Team 5A-1 All-Tribune in 2009, and honorable mention 5A-1 All-State in 2009. He recorded 11 goals and 2 assists for 24 points along with 31 steals his senior year.
'Josh is one of the top high school defenders coming out of Arizona this year,' Simmons said. 'He's every bit of 6'4' and does well in the air to use it. He's also become an aerial attacking threat on restarts.'
The Oregon State men's soccer team continues its exhibition spring schedule when it travels to Seattle, Wash. to take on the Seattle Sounders Friday, March 26 at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash. starting at 11 a.m.
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