July 28, 2008
FAIRFAX, Va. -
George Mason men's soccer head coach Greg Andrulis announced today the addition of nine student-athletes that will join the team for the 2008 season. Andrulis previously announced the signings of former U.S. Youth National Team Members Ryan Gracia and Axel Levry.
"We are very excited about the new players that are joining the George Mason soccer family. Our 2008 recruiting class is a diverse mix of talented players with various backgrounds and immense potential," Andrulis said. "Exceptional student-athletes is an appropriate description. Our staff was able to attract three players with Youth National Team experience, which is quite an accomplishment for one recruiting class. We believe the 2008 class will set a high standard for our program and lead the team to great things in the very near future."
In addition to Gracia and Levry, the 2008 George Mason men's soccer recruiting class includes:
Peter Bulat, Forward/Midfield
Peter Bulat played four years of soccer at Manheim Township High School, where he was a captain during his senior season. Bulat starred for the Blue Streaks, who won four District III Championships, four Lancaster-Lebanon League Championships and a pair of Section I titles during his high school career. In 2006 and 2007, Bulat was named to Top Drawer Soccer's "Top 100 Players to Watch" list for the class of 2008, while also making Rise Magazine's Greater Philadelphia All-Area Team both years. In 2007, he was named to the Lancaster New Era All-Star Team as well as the Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star Team. Bulat was a member of the Region 1 Olympic Development Program team in 2006 and 2007. He played club soccer for the Baltimore Mia Casa Bays and FC Delco.
Dustin Butcher, Goalkeeper
Dustin Butcher is a standout goalkeeper from Sherando High School in Stephens City, Va. Butcher holds the Warriors' career shutout record (25) and recorded the best GAA in the history of the school (.57). He was a First-Team All-Northwestern District Selection from 2005-07 and earned Northwestern District Player of the Year honors in 2007. He also was named First-Team All-Region II and First-Team All-Group AA in 2007, while earning Honorable Mention All-Met honors from The Washington Post. Butcher played club soccer for Annandale United, recording 18 shutouts in two seasons while leading the team to the 2007 State Cup Championship.
Robby Haddick, Midfield
Robby Haddick joins the Patriots from Dayton Christian High School in Miamisburg, Ohio. A standout midfielder at Dayton Christian, Haddick was named to the 2006 Division III All-Miami Valley Team by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA). During the same year, he was also named Third-Team Division III All-Ohio by the OSSCA.
Anthony Han, Midfield
A transfer from St. Johns following his freshman season, Anthony Han had a standout high school career at Tabb in Yorktown, Va. Han was a First-Team All-District and All-Region selection, as well as a Daily Press First-Team performer, throughout each of his four years with the Tigers. He made the All-State team three times and was named the Bay Rivers District Player of the Year following his junior season. Han played club soccer for Virginia Rush and has Olympic Development Program experience playing for the Virginia State team and the Region 1 ODP team. He attended the US National Camp in 2003 and the adidas Elite Soccer Program camp in 2006.
Sean Healy, Defense
An in-state addition, Sean Healy brings impressive credentials to Mason. While attending Douglas Freeman High School in Richmond, Va., where he was a team captain his senior year, Healy was a three-time First-Team All-District selection, two-time First-Team All-Region performer and a two-time First-Team All-Metro honoree. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year at Freeman High was also a two-time honorable mention All-State selection. He played club soccer for the Under-18 Richmond Strikers Academy team. In addition to his outstanding accomplishments on the soccer field, Healy was named to the All-Academic Team three times during his high school career and was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the National BETA Club.
Eber Martinez, Forward
Eber Martinez is the third member of the 2008 recruiting class with experience playing for the U.S. Youth National Team, joining Gracia and Levry. A two-time Parade All-American as well as a two-time NSCAA/adidas Boys Youth All-America selection, Martinez attended Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Va. and is the brother of current Patriot forward Irvin Martinez. A Washington Post First-Team All-Met selection while playing for the Indians, he was named the No. 5 recruit in the nation by Rise Magazine in the class of 2007.
Alex Morgans, Goalkeeper
Along with Dustin Butcher, Alex Morgans joins the Patriots at goalkeeper beginning with the 2008 season. Morgans played four years in the net for Jackson Memorial High School in Jackson, N.J. After earning a Third-Team All-State selection for his performance during the 2006 season, Morgans earned a slew of awards during the 2007 campaign. He was named a First Team performer by the Ocean County Observer and the Ocean County Star-Ledger, earning Goalie of the Year honors from the Ocean County Star-Ledger as well. Morgans also was named to the Central Jersey All-State First Team. In addition to the accolades, Morgans, a Super Y Olympic Development Program National Team candidate, honed his skills playing for one of the top club teams in the state of New Jersey, MatchFit Academy.
Alex Stom, Defense
Joining the team from nearby South Lakes High School in Reston, Va. is Alex Stom. A four-year letterwinner and team captain during his senior year for the Seahawks, Stom competed in three VISSA State Cup Semifinal matches and was selected All-Conference three times. In addition to earning All-Conference honors, Stom also made the All-District and All-State teams. During his club soccer career, Stom won three Virginia State Championships and a US Club Soccer National Championship. In 2005, he was selected to the Super-Y League Olympic Development Program regional pool. While in high school, Stom earned the US President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence and was a member of the National French Honor Society.
Draymond Washington, Forward
Draymond Washington is a local product from Magruder High School in Rockville, Md. During his senior season, Washington led the Colonels to an undefeated season that culminated with the team capturing the Maryland 4A State Championship. After tying teammate Alex Lee for the most goals scored in Montgomery County with 21, which stands as a new school record, Washington was named Second-Team All-Met by The Washington Post and Second-Team All-Gazette. His club soccer team, the MSC Dragons, won the state championship four times and were ranked No. 1 in the nation this past season.
The George Mason men's soccer team will begin its season at the 2008 D.C. College Cup, held at American University in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 29-31. The Patriots will face George Washington in a 2 p.m. match on the opening day of the tournament.