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Menace announces newcomers

Scott Angevine was a goalkeeper for 2012 Open Cup champion Sporting KC. Photo credit: jrsaintann.blogspot.com
 
 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Friday, May 3, 2013 – With snow on the ground, preseason camp is underway for the Des Moines Menace. As the team prepares for the 2013 Premier Development League season and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, head coach Mike Jeffries welcomes a promising group of newcomers.
 
After announcing eight returners last week, we introduce 10 players looking to make an impact in their first season in Des Moines. A couple newcomers – goalkeeper Scott Angevine and forward David Santamaria – have professional experience. They are joined by four newcomers who earned national titles in the college ranks.
 
We will announce more newcomers next week, leading up to the Menace’s PDL opener at Springfield (Mo.) on Saturday, May 11. Des Moines has two home matches the following week, opening Wednesday, May 15 against Madison in the Open Cup’s first round.
 
The team’s first regular-season home action is a May 18 men’s-women’s doubleheader with WSA Winnipeg at Valley Stadium.
 
Player capsules:
 
 
Scott Angevine
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Kansas City, Kan.
College: Coastal Carolina (Conway, S.C., NCAA Division I)
 
Professional: In 2012, was a Major League Soccer “pool keeper,” training with his home club, Sporting KC, but eligible to play for any MLS team. Late in the season, he filled in for the Portland Timbers and for the Columbus Crew, when Menace alum Andy Gruenbaum was out due to injury.
In College: In 2010 and 2011, wa named to the All-Big South First Team (2011) and to the Big South Conference All-Tournament Team; Finished as Coastal Carolina’s career leader with 16 shutouts, after guiding the Chanticleers to two NCAA Tournaments.
 
 
Jeffrey Barrenechea
Position: Defender
Hometown: Lodi, New Jersey
College: Fairleigh Dickinson (Teaneck, N.J.; NCAA Division I)
2012 College Class: Redshirt Junior
 
In College: In 2012, played in 22 games for a team that reached the NCAA Sweet 16 and finished in the top-20 national rankings. Suffered an injury early in the 2011 season. Assisted a goal in each of his first two college seasons (2009 and 2010).
 
 
Karl Chester
Position: Forward
Hometown: Kathleen, Ga.
College: Alabama- Birmingham (Birmingham, Ala.,;NCAA Division I)
2012 College Class: Redshirt Freshman
 
In College: Played 19 games, starting 15, in 2012. Scored five goals and assisted three more, earning the third most points on the team. Played three games in the 2011 season before he was knocked out by injury and took a medical redshirt. In high school, led his high school team to several state and regional championships. Took his team to the USYSA National Championship in 2010 and 2011, winning the tournament in 2010. Scored four goals in the 2010 championship, earning him the tournament MVP award.
 
 
Albert Edward
Position: Defender
Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
College: Lindsey Wilson (Columbia, Ky.;, NAIA)
2012 College Class: Junior
 
In College: In his junior year, started all 24 games, scored three goals and assisted two for a team that advanced to the NAIA Final Four. In 2011, played in 11 games and had one assist for the national champions.
 
 
Sean Hoek
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.
College: University of North Carolina – Pembroke (Pembroke, N.C.; NCAA Division II)
2012 College Class: Senior
 
In College: In 2012, played in 20 games for UNCP. Scored nine goals, including two game-winners. Named to the Second Team All-Southeast Region. In 2011, played in 11 games and scored four goals, and was named to the all-tournament team.
 
 
Dylan Lax
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Columbus, Ind.
College: Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.; NCAA Division I)
2012 College Class: Redshirt Sophomore
 
In College: Played the full 90 minutes of the national champions’ 1-0 win over Georgetown in the NCAA College Cup final. Played 23 games, starting nine, in 2012. In 2011, played one game and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Will be joined by a college teammate, to be announced next week.
 
 
David Santamaria
Position: Forward
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
College: University of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Fla.; NCAA Division I)
 
Professional: Scored two goals in 13 games as a member of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers side that lost in the 2011 NASL Cup to the Minnesota Stars. For the 2012 season, was loaned to the Atlanta Silverbacks, playing in seven games and scoring one goal.
In College: Played at Jacksonville University in 2010.
 
 
Abel “Shadow” Sebele
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
College: West Virginia (Morgantown, W.V.; NCAA Division I)
2012 Graduate
 
In College: In his three years as a Mountaineer, played 56 games. Notched 13 goals and 23 assists. An injury slowed him down in his final season. Earned numerous awards, including All Big-East Third Team (2011), All Big-East Second Team (2010), All Big-East Rookie Team (2009), Big-East Rookie of the Week (2009), and Soccer America Team of the Week (2009).
 
 
McKauly “Jimmy” Tulloch ^
Position: Forward
Hometown: Kingston, Jamacia
College: Central Florida (Orlando, Fla.; NCAA Division I)
2012 College Class: Junior
 
In College: In 2012, scored five goals while playing alongside former Menace standout Deshorn Brown (2011), who was chosen by Colorado with the sixth pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. An NSCAA All-South Region Second Team selection in 2011, when he scored 15 goals (with six game-winners) and assisted four more. Was named College Soccer News National Player of the Week. As a freshman, appeared in 10 matches with the Akron Zips’ national-championship team, scoring a goal. A member of Jamaica’s U20 and U12 national teams. Father, Ronald, played for the Jamaican National Team.
^ pending International Clearance
 
 
Nico Wright
Position: Forward
Hometown: St. Catherine, Jamaica
College: Fairleigh Dickinson (Teaneck, N.J.; NCAA Division I)
2012 College Class: Junior
 
In College: Played 23 games in 2012, starting 17 for the Sweet 16 qualifiers. Scored five goals and contributed two assists. In 2011 played in 18 games, starting 15. Scored one goal and contributed three assists.
 
  
ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. Entering its 20th season, the Menace men’s side competes in the 65-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team enters the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2013, after debuting as the Women’s League Soccer 2012 champions. The Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.
 
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