NEWBERRY – Newberry College head men’s soccer coach Bryce Cooper has announced the final three additions to the Wolves’ program for the 2016 season.
Joining the Wolves’ signing class are Nick McKee, Mitch Parraga and Daniel Reyes.
These seven signees join Eric Brody, Fabrizio Bucco Carrillo, Quintin Eisner, Bryce Holdman, Oliver Inscoe, Nate Kaminski, Fredrik Kvifte,Tarek Malz, Jamie McAvoy, James Robinson and Claus Simonsen Lehland as Cooper’s initial signing class.
Nick McKee – Forward – Odenton, Md.
“Nick has good size and mobility for a taller target forward. He holds the ball up well, helping link play and makes good decisions on the ball. From a personal standpoint, Nick has very strong character traits, is a team first player and has solid leadership potential; based on his experience in Boy Scouts (just awarded the Eagle Scout honor). Nick will be a great representative of this program for many years to come,” Cooper said.
Most recently has captained the IFK under-21 men’s side in the Maryland Major Soccer League semi-pro league as well as the IFK under-19 boys team in Baltimore. He led histeam in scoring the last two years and recently earned Eagle Scout.
Mitch Parraga – Defender – Millersville, Md.
“Mitch is a versatile defender who can play anywhere along the back line. He is a smart player and reads the game at a high level. Mitch has a great attitude and prides himself on being a good teammate. From the start of his recruitment he showed he really wanted to be a member of this program and be a part of the Newberry family, which is always a good thing,” Cooper said.
Parraga was a varsity starter at Old Mill HS for freshman and sophomore year. He played club soccer for ASA Milan Blackhawks in the highly competitive Super Y League throughout high school and played club most recently IFK under-19 boys team in Baltimore.
Daniel Reyes – Forward – Guayaquil, Ecuador
“Daniel comes from a great background at a high level club in Ecuador. He has outstanding pace and quickness and can play as a true wide winger in our system. His pace allows him to stretch the game and isolate players in 1v1 situations. Daniel’s ability to high press will allow him to transition well into our style of play and make him a big contributor fairly quickly. I look forward to getting him here in the fall and seeing what he can do,” Cooper said.
Reyes most recently played for the internationally recognized River Plate Ecuador. Before that, he played for his school team Ecomundo where he won three cup championships and was one of the leading point getters.