DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Rob Thompson of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team has announced the addition of five student-athletes to round out the 2014 roster.
Colin McNabb (Downingtown, Pa.) transferred from Loyola University Maryland after playing his freshman season with the Greyhounds. McNabb started five of the nine games he played at the back position, logging 535 minutes on the pitch. He made his collegiate debut when he started the overtime period in the season opener at Saint Joseph's (Aug. 30) and earned his first start against Holy Cross (Sept. 28). His older brother, Ryan McNabb ('12), also played at UNH.
Tanner Tomasi (Williston, Vt.) comes to UNH after a decorated career at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. There, he was a three-year starter and captained the 2013 squad, playing as a back and midfielder. Tomasi helped the Bears to a pair of New England Class A Titles (2012, 2013) and WNEPSSA Championships. Last season, Tomasi was named the team MVP and was just one of 42 high school seniors as well as one of only three players from New England to participate in the 2013 Choice Hotels High School All-American Game.
Avery Heilbron (Vancouver, British Columbia) comes to UNH by way of Shattuck St. Mary's School in Faribault, Minn. Heilbron spent his senior year and a post-grad year playing at Shattuck St. Mary's with the school's U17/18 squad in the U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy where he plays as a back and midfielder. During the 2012-13 season Shattuck St. Mary's finished as the national runner-ups, losing in the final to New York Red Bull, 2-1. Heilbron has started eight games and played in 18 during the current 2013-2014 season for a Shattuck squad that has already qualified for this year's Development Academy playoffs.
Eric Morales (Mundelein, Ill.) attended Mundelein Cons High School where he played each of his four years. As a senior, Morales was named an Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) All-Sectional and North Suburban All-Conference selection. While playing club soccer with the Chicago Sockers, Morales helped the squad earn the 2012 NPL National Championship as well as the MDL Regional Championship. In 2013, the team advanced to the MDL Regional Semifinals.
Fazal Nabi (Portland, Maine) rounds out the newcomers for 2014. Nabi played at Providence College in 2011 where he made 16 starts in 17 appearances as a freshman at the midfield position. He fired 13 shots and registered a pair of assists. He recorded his first career point in a 6-1 win over Seton Hall (Oct. 15, 2011). Prior to Providence, Nabi was a two-year captain at Portland High School and a four-year varsity student-athlete. He finished his career with 59 goals and 57 assists and was an All-State selection all four years. He was also named the 2011 Maine Boys Gatorade Player of the Year.
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