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Menace announces first group of newcomers

Goalkeeper David Meves is part of an exciting group of first-yesar Menace players. Photo credit: Art Schramm Photography
 
 
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Monday, May 12, 2014 – A fresh start to the 2014 Premier Development League season means fresh faces to the Des Moines Menace.
 
The 2014 Menace will showcase youth, as eight of the 11 new players were underclassmen last fall.
 
The first-year Menace players will try to earn playing time with a strong performance on Wednesday (May 14), when they take on the Real Colorado Foxes in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Valley Stadium at 7:30 p.m. The Menace gets its first taste of PDL action on Saturday (May 17), at Springfield (Mo.).
 
Last week, we announced 10 returning players. As recruits continue to roll in, we will be announcing more newcomers in the coming week.
 
Player Capsules:
 
Tim Dobrowolski
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
College: Loyola Univ. Chicago (Chicago, Ill.; NCAA Division I)
2013 College Class: Sophomore
 
In College: Started in 17 games, recording six shutouts in 2013. Was in goal for the Ramblers when they shut out Southern Illinois-Edwardsville for their first-ever victory in the Midwest Valley Conference.
 
Sean Dong
Position: Forward
Hometown: Winnipeg, Canada
College: Martin Methodist (Pulaski, Tenn.; NAIA)
2013 College Class: Sophomore
 
In College: The 2013 NAIA National Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Won the golden boot for the NAIA champions in 2013. Posted a team-high 16 goals and tallied three assists (35 points). Had three hat-tricks, including one in a 5-0 win over then-No. 1 Grand View in the national tournament. Also scored the first goal in the title match, which the Red Hawks won, 2-1, in overtime over Auburn Montgomery.
 
Daniel Dreier
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Wellendorf, Germany
College: Ashford (Clinton, Iowa; NAIA)
2013 College Class: Freshman
 
In College: Took home the golden boot for the Saints this past year, tallying 46 points in 21 games played. Put away 18 goals in 20 starts, including five multi-goal games. Assisted on 10 goals for the national-semifinalist Saints. Named to the NAIA all-America third team, a first for the Saints, and was named to the all-Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) first team.
 
Ryan Howe
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
College: Loyola University Chicago (Chicago, Ill.; NCAA Division I)
2013 College Class: Sophomore
 
In College: Has played in 34 games in two seasons. Earned all-Missouri Valley Conference honorable mention in 2013. Named to the Horizon League all-tournament team in 2012.
 
Tim Krautheim
Position: Forward
Hometown: Langenhagen, Germany
College: Ashford (Clinton, Iowa; NAIA)
2013 College Class: Sophomore
 
In College: Totaled 21 points – fourth on the team -- on eight goals and five assists in 2013. Two of his goals came as game winners for the Saints, who made the NAIA national semifinals. Only multi-goal game came against Baker in the national tournament.
 
Fernando Machado
Position: Defender
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
College: Ashford (Clinton, Iowa; NAIA)
2013 College Class: Freshman
 
In College: Started and played in all 22 games for the national-semifinalist Saints. Was named to the NAIA all-America honorable mention squad and all-A.I.I. first team.
 
Kean McIvor
Position: Midfield/Forward
Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
College: Lindsey Wilson (Columbia, Ky.; NAIA)
2013 College Class: Freshman
 
In College: Redshirted for Lindsey Wilson during 2013 season.
 
Nick McDonald
Position: Midfielder
Hometown: Leawood, Kan.
College: Rockhurst (Kansas City, Mo.; NCAA Division II)
2013 College Class: Junior
 
In College: Tied for second on the Hawks, with five goals. Started 21 games, playing in 23 total. Rockhurst lost in the 2013 NCAA national semifinals, but finished 14th in the national standings.
 
David Meves
Position: Goalkeeper
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
College: Akron (Akron, Ohio; NCAA Division I)
2013 College Class: Graduate
 
In College: Holds the NCAA career records in career minutes played (8,608) and shutouts (54). Finished with a career 0.50 Goals Against Average, the lowest in school history and fifth-best on the NCAA’s all-time list. Led the Zips to the 2010 National Championship and a second-place finish in 2009. Helped the Zips to their second-longest shutout streak in his senior year, 2012, spanning eight games over the course of one month. Earned numerous postseason honors, including two-time all-Mid-American Conference first team, NSCAA all-America second team and three-time Academic All-MAC. Spent time on the U17 and U18 youth national teams prior to collegiate career.
 
Chase Miller
Position: Defender
Hometown: Duncannon, Pa.
College: George Mason (Fairfax, Va.; NCAA Division I)
2013 College Class: Senior
 
In College: Played in 20 games in 2013, starting 17. Helped the Patriots post nine shutouts in 2013. Played in 30 shutouts over his four-year playing career. Was a part of the U.S. Youth National Team, participating and captaining on the U14, U15 and U17 national teams.
 
Roraigh Yearwood
Position: Forward
Hometown: London, England
College: Campbellsville (Campbellsville, Ky.; NCCAA)
2013 College Class: Sophomore
 
In College: Had a breakout season in 2013. Led the Tigers with 53 points on the year. Ranked on the NAIA Top-10 in three different categories: second in game-winning goals with eight, fourth in total points with 53 and sixth in total goals with 22. Tallied eight multi-goal games on the season, including two multi-goal games in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) national tournament. Rounded out the season with postseason honors of Mid-South Conference Player of the Year and was named to the NSCAA First team all-America and NCCAA all-tournament teams.


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