2015 Hardrocker Soccer Recruits
||Maple Grove, Minnesota
||Maple Grove, Minnesota
||Castle Rock, Colorado
||Rapid City, South Dakota
Hardrocker soccer sign 9 recruits for 2015 season
RAPID CITY, S.D. – As the South Dakota School of Mines men’s
soccer begins its first season as a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic
Conference the Hardrockers are excited to announce the addition of 10 recruits
for the 2015 season.
Noah McKenzie is
a 6-foot forward from Windsor, Colorado and Arsenal Colorado Soccer Club.
McKenzie was the leading goal scorer for the 4A High School Division in
Colorado, scoring 29 goals in the 2014 season for Windsor High School. He was
also named the conference player of the year for the Tri-Valley Conference and
was named to the Second Team All-State team in Colorado. McKenzie plans to
pursue a degree in Computer Engineering.
Ian Debois is a
central-midfielder from Maple Grove, Minn., and Maplebrook Soccer Association.
DeBois was a First Team All-Conference selection and helped lead his team to a
Section and Conference championship. His high school career ended with a fourth-place
finish at the Minnesota State Tournament. With Maplebrook Soccer Association,
Debois was a two-time State Cup semifinalist and a Las Vegas Mayors Cup
Champion. DeBois is currently undecided on his major.
is also a product of Maple Grove, Minn., and Maplebrook Soccer Association.
Originally from Tehran, Iran, Kowsari is an athletic outside back who was named
to the All-Conference Honorable Mention team for the 2014 high school season.
Kowsari is undecided on his major.
is an outside back from Castle Rock, Colo., and Real Colorado National.
Thompson was a four-time varsity letterman and a three-time team captain for
both his club and high school squad. He was named to the 2014 5A First Team
All-Continental League and led his club team to a 2014 State Cup final.
Thompson plans to pursue a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.
Alex Ray is a
6-foot 1-inch goalkeeper from Thornton, Colo., and Trebol Soccer Club. Ray is a
member of the 1998 birth-year Colorado and Region IV ODP teams. Ray was a
starter in goal for Fairview High School who made the semifinals in the
Colorado 5A State Championships. Ray also represented FC Boulder as they earned
a bid to the National Premier League National Finals in 2014 by winning their
regional tournament. Ray plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science.
Jacob Sperlich is
a local product of Rapid City, S.D. and Rapid City Central High School. The
5-foot 11-inch athlete was named to the 2014 First Team All-State as well as
the 2014 Academic All-State teams. He was a team captain for Central High School,
varsity MVP, and a fifth-year letter winner. Sperlich plans to pursue a degree
in Chemical Engineering.
Reed Schick is a
6-foot 2-inch forward out of Seattle, W.A. and Pacific Northwest Soccer Club of
Seattle. Before moving to Seattle, Schick was a member of Lou Fusz Soccer Club
in St. Louis, M.O. where he also attended Westminster Christian Academy. Schick
plans to pursue a degree in Mining Engineering and Management.
David Pineda is a
transfer from American River College out of Sacramento, Calif. Pineda spent one
year at the junior college before deciding to continue his collegiate playing
career and education at SD Mines. Pineda was a three-year starting varsity
captain for Antelope High School and was named First Team All-League in the
Capital Athletic League his sophomore and senior seasons. Pineda plans to
pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
David Grifo is a
6-foot central midfielder out of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Blackhawks Soccer Club.
David will graduate from Fountain Hills High School this spring where he was
the leading goal scorer and team captain for their soccer program. The team
finished with eight wins and five losses on the season. David plans to pursue a
degree in Civil Engineering while at the SD Mines.
Jack Seifert is a 6-foot 3-inch goalkeeper out of Lisle, Ill,
and will graduate from Naperville North High School. Seifert bypassed
playing high school soccer for the Huskies in order to focus on playing club
soccer with Sockers F.C. out of the Chicagoland area. Seifert plans to pursue a
degree in Mechanical Engineering during his time at SD Mines.