DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire men's soccer program has announced the addition of nine student-athletes to its 2000 pre-season roster.
Justin Blanchette (Canterbury, N.H.), Matthew Chambers (Conifer, Colo.), Charles Crull (Cedarbury, Wis.), Carl Fjellman (Yardley, Pa.), Joel Hamann (Cedarbury, Wis.), Joshua Hareld (North Kingstown, R.I.), James Haughton (Hampton, N.H.), Erik Kane (Yardley, Pa.) and Otaso Osayimwese (Lincoln University, Pa.) will attend the Wildcats pre-season camp next fall.
Blanchette earned All-State honors in 1997 and 1998 as a member of the Class M State Championship team at Belmont High School. He is also a member of the Seacoast United Soccer Club and is a six-year member of the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program.
As a member of the varsity soccer team at Conifer High School, Chambers earned All-Conference honors in 1998 and 1999 and All-State honors in 1999.
Crull garnered honorable mention All-Conference honors in 1999 as a member of the soccer team at Cedarbury High School.
Fjellman was a two-time first team All-League selection at Pennsbury High School and also was named to the second team in 1997.
A high school teammate of Crull, Hamann was a two-time All-Conference honoree and a two-time All-County selection. He also was named to the Milwaukee Journal All-Area team.
Hareld was a member of the 1999 state championship team at North Kingstown High School and received All-State honors in 1999.
Haughton competed locally for St. Thomas Aquinas High School and earned All-State honors in 1998 and 1999. He also appears for the Seacoast United Soccer Club.
Kane garnered All-Region honors in 1998 and 1999 at Pennsbury High School.
Osayimwese was an All-State selection in 1999 for Fork Union Military Academy.
The Wildcats open their 2000 season in the 11th Annual NIKE UNH Fall Soccer Classic on September 2-3 featuring Penn State University, St. Bonaventure University and the University of Vermont.