HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth men’s soccer head coach Chad Riley and his staff have announced seven new student-athletes will be joining the Big Green soccer program next season as the Class of 2018 is announced.
“We are absolutely thrilled with this incoming class that we have put together. It is a great group of young men from top to bottom, and they will undoubtedly be a great asset for not only our soccer program, but for the college as a whole,” said Riley. “There are a number of players in this class who will come in and compete right away for important positions on the field. This class will without a doubt increase the level of competition for playing time in the team. Each year we strive to build more and more competition in our team, as true athletes know this brings out their best. “
5' 9" – 158 lbs
Fairview, Texas/ St. Mark's School of Texas
Solar Chelsea u17/18 Academy
Toryima enters Dartmouth ranked #118 in the nation and #12 in Texas by topdrawersoccer.com. He was also recognized by collegesoccernews.com as the 91st top-recruit in his class. While playing for his club team Solar Chelsea, Asom scored a goal and added an assist in an elimination game at the u15-16 Nationals. Inside the classroom, he was heavily involved in Student Council and Student Alumni Association.
6'2" -185 lbs
Rockville, Md. / The Potomac School
Danilack played for the OBGC Rangers, the top-ranked club team in the nation by gotsoccer.com. He also was the starting central midfielder on u18 Bethesda-Olney Academy - ranked as one of top 5 teams in Academy by topdrawersoccer.com in 2013-2014. While playing for OBGC Rangers, his team won the 2009 Disney Soccer Showcase Championship, 2010 and 2011 Maryland State Championship, 2010 Region 1 Premier League Finalist, 2011 Region 1 Premier League Championship. At The Potomac School, he was a varsity starter as a freshman and sophomore. He also captained the u16 Potomac Academy from 2011-2013.
6'0" – 165 lbs
Senoia, Ga./ McIntosh
Dowse was the captain of Concorde Fire - U18 USSDA team last season and was ranked within the top-150 by College Soccer News (#104). An offensive threat, Top Drawer Soccer ranked him #18 in the South Atlantic Region and gave him a four-Star Rating. While playing for the Fire, he started in 67 matches over three seasons and propelled his team to the USSDA u18 playoffs in 2013. At McIntosh High School, he was named Offensive Player of the Year, the Georgia High School All-Region 1st Team, Georgia High School Region Champion and a Georgia High School AAAA State Quarter Finalist as a sophomore. In his first season at McIntosh, he was bestowed the Jeff Ford Dedication Award, a spot on the Georgia High School All-Region 2nd Team and helped his team to a second place finish in the Georgia High School AAAA State Championship. Dowse also played for Georgia ODP in 2009-10.
6’2’’ – 185 lbs
Incisa Valdarno, Italy
Gorini comes to Dartmouth after playing for multiple club organizations in Italy and the United States -Dante Alighieri Liceo Scientifico Sportivo (Florence, Italy), Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, NH) ACF Fiorentina (Florence, Italy), ASD Giallo Blu Figline (Figline Valdarno, Italy) and Lightning Soccer Club (Upper Valley of NH and VT). He will join his brother Alberto on the team in the fall.
5'9" -160 lbs
Chadds Ford, Pa. / Unionville
Philadelphia Union Academy
Greer was part of the 24-man roster on the u17 Canada National Team before the World Cup in 2013 and Won the Generation Adidas Cup with the Philadelphia Union u17 in 2012.
6’ – 170 lbs
Sands Point, N.Y. / Friends Academy
A long Island product, Nirenberg was named conference player of the year as a senior and propelled his team to a state championship as a freshman and senior. He was named All-County, All-State and captain as a senior.
6' 4" - 180
Scarborough, Maine / Scarborough
At Scarborough, Omsberg aided his team to a Class "A" State Championship as a junior and senior. He was also a senior captain and named the Maine Gatorade Player of the Year, All-New England and an All-American. Omsberg was a captain for his club team, the Portland Phoenix and guided the team to the u15-16 State Championship and the u16 Region 1 semifinals.
“They are talented students and soccer players, and in addition they have my favorite quality that I look for in recruiting, they love to play the game. They just love soccer. Many of them have been to our summer camps the past two summers as well, so they are familiar with the coaches as well as the team,” commented Riley. “ We are expecting big things out of their four years on campus.”