DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire head men's soccer coach Rob Thompson announced Tuesday that three more student-athletes have enrolled at UNH and will join the Wildcat soccer program in the fall. The three are Ross Fishbain (Racine, Wis.), Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y.) and Geoff Sanford (Johnson City, N.Y.)
"I am excited about this year's newcomers. These three, in addition to the student-athletes who signed with us earlier, complement our experienced nucleus," said Thompson. "This tops off an excellent recruiting class."
Fishbain was a four-year member of the boy's soccer team at Racine Horlick HS. This past season, Fishbain registered 18 goals and 16 assists to follow up his 15-goal, 16-assist 2001 campaign. The midfielder was a two-time All-County and All-Southeast Conference selection. Fishbain will be the second player hailing from Racine on the roster, joining junior Logan Lee, a second-team All-America East selection in 2002.
Jenne, a 6-1 goalkeeper, posted 21 career shutouts in three seasons at Whitesboro Central HS, including 13 his senior season. He posted a 0.55 goals-against average as a senior and was named an All-Area selection as well as being selected to the Empire State Team. Jenne played his club soccer with Olympic.
Sanford, a 5-10 midfielder, was a First Team All-Conference selection at Maine-Endwell HS, where he was also named the team's Most Valuable Player. Sanford also has extensive club soccer and Olympic Development Program experience, as he played club soccer for the Syracuse Blitz Blizzards and has six years with the New York ODP program. Next season, the Wildcats return 9 of 11 starters from a 2002 squad that finished 10-5-2, made their second-straight America East tournament appearance and fell in the conference semifinals to eventual champion Northeastern. UNH returns five all-conference honorees in 2003. The season opens August 29th with the 14th annual Nike Fall Soccer Classic.