North Branch, NJ-- The 2017 RVCC men's soccer roster has been announced. Second year head coach Mark Malchow's squad consists of 26 players, ten of which are returners. Goalkeeper Alex Meny had a sensational year in net as he finished with 106 saves. The Phillipsburg, NJ native finished 11th in all of NJCAA Division III with the 106 saves.
Other returners to watch include wings Danny Santana, Chukwuemeka Okoye, Brian Johnson, and Garrett Valentino. The returning midfielders are Thomas Mulvihill and Abbas Haider, and the sophomore defenders consist of Craig Ferrante and Matthew Paris. Goalkeeper Bruno Riga will be in the mix as well.
The freshman include forwards Christian Barrera-Lopez, Juan Chaparro, Daniel DeDues, Salman Ghiya, Jesus Gomez, Chris Rodriguez and Khari Shepherd. Holding down the wings will be Brendan Melin and Boluwatife Sanya, and the midfield consists of Dennis Espinal, Keegan Halloran, and Christopher Medrano. Thomas Bartocci, Justin Marquez, Stephen Okoye, will make up the defense and Matthew Pozo will play goalkeeper.
The Lions begin their 2017 campaign at home on Tuesday September 5th against Manor College at 3:30pm.