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2014-05-28 Coach Blahnik announces 2014 recruiting class
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Coach Blahnik announces 2014 recruiting class

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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BOURBONNAIS, Illinois — Coming off their second consecutive CCAC Tournament Championship and NAIA National Tournament appearance, Coach Blahnik and the Tiger men's soccer team is gearing up for the 2014 season.  

“With five senior starters graduating, there will be some great competition for some starting spots that are up for grabs. Our guys worked really hard this spring, and we are looking forward to adding our new players in August. I will greatly miss our graduating seniors, as both players and young men, but am extremely excited for the group of incoming players that are coming this fall. All of the incoming recruits are great soccer players. They are also great young men who will work very hard in the classroom and contribute to the mission of ONU.” — Coach Blahnik 

2014 Recruiting Class  

Austin Miller — Transfer from Eastern Illinois University

Hometown: Manteno, Illinois

High School: Manteno HS

Club: Chicago Magic/South Suburban Academy

Position: GK

Intended Major: Mathematics

As a Player:

Manteno HS

- All-Conference (2011, 2012)

- All-Area (2011, 2012)

- Columbus Cup All-Tournament Team (2011)

- Defensive MVP (2012)

Chicago Magic

                - US Youth Soccer National Qualifier (2013)

South Suburban Academy

                - State Cup Champions (2011, 2012)

                - US Youth Soccer National Qualifier (2011, 2012)

Adam Schaeffer  

Hometown: Manteno, Illinois

High School: Manteno HS

Club: Chicago Fire

Position: FWD, MID

Intended Major: Engineering

As a Player:

Manteno HS

- All-Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)

- All-Area (2012, 2013)

- All-Sectional (2013)

- Manteno Athlete of the Year (2013)

- 18 Goals, 25 Assists (2013)

- Conference Champions (2012, 2013)

Chicago Fire

                - Columbus Cup Tournament MVP (2013)

Christian Henock-Berhanu  

Hometown: Bourbonnais, Illinois

High School: Bradley Bourbonnais Community HS

Club: Chicago Magic Academy

Position: MID/FWD

Intended Major: Sports Management

As a Player:

BBCHS

- All–Conference (2010, 2013)

- All-Area (2010, 2013)

- 22 Goals, 13 Assists (2013)

- 21 Goals, 20 Assists (2010)

Chicago Fire Juniors

                - US Youth Soccer National Champions (2011)

                - US Youth Soccer National Tournament Golden Boot Winner (2011)

- US Youth Soccer National Tournament MVP (2011)

Chicago Fire Academy

                - USSDA National Championship 3rd Place (2012)

Chicago Magic Academy

                - USSDA Playoffs Qualifier (2013, 2014)

Chris Taborn  

Hometown: Matteson, Illinois

High School: Marian Catholic HS

Club: Chicago Fire

Position: GK

Intended Major: Education

As a Player:

Marian Catholic HS

                - Windy City Classic Champions (2013)

- Windy City Classic Golden Gloves Award (2013)

                - All-Conference (2013)

                - All-Area (2013)

Chicago Fire

                - State Cup Runner-Up (2012)

                - US Youth Soccer Regional Champions (2012)

                - Disney Showcase Champions (2012)

- MRL Champions (2013)

Clay Selby  

Hometown: Fenton, Michigan

High School: Genesee Christian HS

Club: CSA Wolves Academy

Position: FWD

Intended Majors: Spanish, Intercultural Studies, International Business

As a Player:

Genesee Christian HS

- All-State HM (2010)

- All-State 3rd Team (2011)

- All-State 1st Team (2012)

- 48 Goals, 20 Assists (2012)

CSA Wolves Academy (2013)

Zach Homco  

Hometown: Canton, Michigan

High School: Canton HS

Club: Canton Celtic

Position: DEF

Intended Major: Engineering

As a Player:

Canton HS

- Division Champions (2012, 2013)

- State Champions (2011)

Canton Celtic

- State Cup Semi-finals (2013)

Florian Cors  

Hometown: Frankfurt, Germany

High School: Bertha-von-Suttner-Schule

Club: Kickers Offenbach II

Position: DEF

Intended Major: Business Administration

As a Player:

Kickers Offenbach II

                - Plays in the top amateur division in Germany

Nathan East  

Hometown: Fraser, Michigan

High School: Fraser HS

Club: Legacy

Position: DEF

Intended Major: Undecided

As a Player:

Fraser HS

- All-State HM (2013)

- Defensive Team MVP (2013)

- Undefeated Regular Season (2013)

- 17 shutouts

Collin Hewett  

Hometown: Canton, Michigan

High School: Salem High School 

Club: Canton Celtic

Position: GK

Intended Major: Business/Marketing

As a Player:

Salem HS

- State Semi-finals (2013)

- 1st Team All-State (2013)

- 1st Team All-Region (2012, 2013)

- 1st Team All-Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)

Canton Celtic

- State Cup Semi-finals (2013)

Paul Miller  

Hometown: New Lenox, Illinois

High School: Lincoln-Way West High School

Club: Legacy Soccer Club

Position: MID

Intended Major: Mathematics

As a Player:

Lincoln-Way West HS

- Regional champs (2010, 2012, 2013)

- Lincoln-Way Invite champs (2013)

- All-Sectional HM (2013)

- All-Area HM (2013)

- New Lenox patriot player of the week (2013)

- 9 Assists, 1 Goal (2013)

Jaime Flores  

Hometown: Matteson, IL

High School: Rich South High School

Club Team: Chicago Fire Juniors South

Position: DEF/MID

Intended Major: Mechanical Engineering

As a Player:

Rich South HS

                - Team MVP (2011)

                - All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012, 2013)

                - All-Conference (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Chicago Fire

                - Premiership B2 Champions (2013)

                - Mid-America College Showcase Champions (2012)

                - Nike Academy Showcase Champions (2012)