DURHAM, N.H.  -- Joey Twum-Barima (Essex, England) joins the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team in Spring 2007 after a successful two-year stint at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas.
   During his first year at Lon Morris, Twum-Barima helped his team reach the NJCAA Region 14 finals while starting all games at the right back position. Twum-Barima captained the team in his second year to the Region 14 semifinals while playing forward and scoring 16 goals.  For his efforts, he was named to the NJCAA All-Region 14 Team.
   Originally from Essex, England, Twum-Barima had trials with Wimbeldon F.C. and Leyton Orient F.C. before he ultimately decided to attend Lon Morris. Prior to his arrival in the U.S., he played for the Redbridge District Team as well as the Carson Palmer Secondary School, where he only faced two defeats in seven years.
   Twum-Barima (5-foot-7; 150 pounds) has two years left of eligibility and will look to help the UNH men’s soccer team build on last season’s success in which the Wildcats finished 12-5-3 and third in the America East Conference.
   The Wildcats open up their five-game 2007 spring schedule when they host the New Hampshire Phantoms under the lights March 24 at 7 p.m. on Bremner Field.
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