Cal Poly men’s soccer team signs seven players

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 6, 2013 

The Cal Poly men’s soccer team announced the signing of seven players to National Letters of Intent Wednesday, all of whom are expected to join the squad for the 2013 season.

All seven recruits come from California and will provide depth at every position on the Mustangs roster.

“Our recruiting class is one that we’re all very excited about because they’re motivated, hard-working and intelligent young men who we believe will thrive in our system and how we want to play soccer,” Cal Poly head coach Paul Holocher said in a news release. 

“We focused on recruiting attacking players in this class and each one possesses unique qualities that will add depth and strong character to our program … we’re very much looking forward to welcoming them to our family and great soccer community on the central coast.”

Set to join the Mustangs this fall are wingers Justin Dhillon (Rancho Santa Margarita, Tesoro High) and Ariel Lassiter (Temecula, Great Oak), striker Kaba Alkebulan (Elk Grove, Jesuit), midfielders Michael Sullivan (Palo Alto) and Joseph Bolous (Redwood City, Sacred Heart Prep), midfielder/defender Brett Foreman (San Clemente, Laguna Hills) and goalkeeper Erik Kam (Ventura).

Dhillon, who was ranked by CollegeSoccerNews. com as the No. 9 recruit nationally in the 2013 class, registered 44 goals in two seasons for the Los Angeles Galaxy Academy program and will join older brother Sean on Cal Poly’s roster next season.

“Justin is truly an outstanding player with an excellent track record of producing goals on every team he’s played for, especially during these last few years with L.A .Galaxy,” Holocher said. “Few youth players in the country can match his combination of size, power and skill.”

Alkebulan was an All-American for Jesuit his senior year. He had 29 career goals and 15 assists while leading his team to two CIF-San Juaquin Section Division I championships.

Sullivan is the son of former U.S. men’s national team player Christopher Sullivan, who appeared in the 1990 world cup and currently serves as a television commentator for Fox Soccer Channel.

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