NCAA Division I transfer and high school All-Stars lead the way
The DCTC men’s soccer program has so far signed 14 top recruits and is prepared to carry on the winning ways that defined the Blue Knights in the latter half of the 2008–2009 season. The Knights dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to Iowa Western at the NJCAA Region XI semifinals, losing on a penalty kick.
Coach Cam Stoltz reported that the program’s nonstop recruiting efforts have paid huge dividends. “We are looking forward to having a great opening season at the new Ames Soccer Complex on our Rosemount campus,” he said. “The new recruiting class will go a long way in making that happen.”
Spencer Von Behren—St. Thomas Academy (Virginia Commonwealth NCAA I Transfer)
A 6’1 goalkeeper, Von Behren played for the Bangu Tsunami Soccer Club. He previously won five state championships with Bangu and advanced to the state Region 13 semifinals. A member of the 2006 St. Thomas Academy state tournament team, the Bloomington native spent 2007–08 in Holland playing with the Cambuur-Leeuwarden Club. In 2008, Spencer was a red-shirted freshman on the men’s soccer team at Virginia Commonwealth University, a NCAA I school.
Wendu Wrokussen—Minneapolis South High School
Wrokussen, a 5’8 midfielder, was second in scoring for the Tigers, kicking 15 goals while adding 21 assists. He was named All-City in the Minneapolis Conference, lettering three years at South. He grew up playing in the Minneapolis United Soccer Club.
Tyler White—Richfield High School
While playing for the Bangu Tsunami Soccer Club, White, a 6′ midfielder, helped his team advance to the state Region13 semifinals as well as win a state championship. He is currently playing with Westside FC. As captain of his Richfield High soccer team, he earned three letters and led the Spartans in scoring his senior year.
Faisal Bah—Osseo High School
A 5’7 midfielder, Bah played premier soccer for the Maplebrook Blast. He was also a key member of the perennially strong Osseo soccer program.
Kerkulah Albert Sims—Osseo High School
Sims, a 5’7 midfielder, played on Osseo’s state champion soccer team. He was also a member of the Maplebrook Blast.
Note: all commitments and letters of intent are contingent upon admission, enrollment and fulfilling eligibility rules at DCTC.