WHAT THE COACHES SAY: "He's tough. Good body: Athletic ... Hard player. You knew he was going to bring it with everything he had. ... Good wide left, tricky, fast, strong, tough. Good feet. Good player ... Always had good skill and now has good edge to him... Explosive ... He's fantastic ... Like a pro player on the field ... Played wide left against us ... The moment he gets moving with the ball, it's so tough. He gets past the first player easily ... He's got power. Makes good choices ... Out wide it works better for him ... Very good with both feet. I'd say he's right-footed (hits ball harder) but I've seen him do everything with his left."
COLLEGE (University of Maryland-Baltimore County): Spent time at Mercer Community College in New Jersey before moving to UMBC for the 2011-12 school year, though he did not begin his Retrievers playing career until the following year … 2013: Scored seven goals and four assists in 19 starts for UMBC … Named America East Midfielder of the year and first team all-conference … NSCAA All-Northeast Region First team ... Ranked as the No. 3 player in the America East Conference by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... 2012: Netted five goals (three game winners) and three assists in 22 games (all starts) for the Retrievers …. UMBC was undefeated (5-0-0) in games where he scored … Made America East All-Conference second team and All-Tournament Team … 2010: NSCAA Junior College First Team All-American at Mercer County … Scored 14 goals and added six assists during his two-year tenure at MCCC.
PDL: Played for Reading United in 2013, scoring three goals and two assists in 12 games … Played for Jersey Express in 2011.
CLUB: Competed for the U-15, U-17 and U-18 US youth national teams and played for Met Oval in the U.S. Development Academy … Competed on New York Hota Academy 91 club squad which earned state and regional championships.
PERSONAL: Majored in media and communication studies … Favorite book is “How Soccer Explains the World”