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Syracuse Men's Soccer: Coach McIntyre Announces This Year's Recruiting Class

Men's soccer head coach Ian McIntyre released the names of the 10 members of the class that will join the team this fall.

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How do you properly follow-up the most successful season in Syracuse men's soccer history? By bringing in a stellar recruiting class, of course!

The group includes two four-year college transfers, a JUCO transfer, and seven freshmen.

Head coach Ian McIntyre previewed the young men who will become a part of this year's team last night:

Hampus Bergdahl (Asarum, Sweden/Furulundskola)

Quick Facts:

  • experienced defensive player
  • captained the Asarums IF youth team in the Swedish Premier U19 and U21 Leagues
  • played for the Mjallby AIF Superettan team
  • member of the Swedish National Team for the 1995 age group

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

He and the other coaches had a chance to work with Hampus this spring and bring him up to speed on the style of play that the team embodies. McIntyre says that Hampus is a physical presence and is very athletic and is able to play several different positions because of his technique and "tactical maturity."

Mo Adams (Nottingham, England/Djanogly City Academy)

Quick Facts:

  • strong central midfielder
  • played for Derby County FC U18 team and scored 15 goals
  • competed for his hometown team, Nottingham Forest FC Academy, before Derby

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

According to McIntyre, Mo has the great ability to connect the front line with the defense as a central midfielder because of his physical and aggressive style of play.

Jan Breitenmoser (Wil, Switzerland/Bluefield College)

Quick Facts:

  • he's a transfer from Bluefield College (NAIA) with three years of eligibility left
  • started all 19 games last fall and registered two goals and five assists
  • member of the FC St. Gallen U21 team prior to arriving in the States
  • member of the U16 Swiss National Team

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Jan is another player who has the ability to succeed in several roles. He "has a terrific left foot and is an excellent, composed passer of the ball" and will add great balance to the team.

Sergio Camargo (Cucata, Columbia/Coastal Carolina)

Quick Facts:

  • scored 19 goals and 15 assists during his three years at Coastal Carolina
  • named second-team All-Big South in 2015
  • captained the K-W United team that won the PDL 2015 National Championship
  • member of the Canadian U17 World Cup team that competed in Mexico in 2012, alongside Syracuse rising junior forward Chris Nanco

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Sergio will bring a lot of excitement to the pitch and will fit in quite well with Syracuse's style of play. McIntyre lauded his accomplishments at Coastal Carolina and said he is looking forward to seeing what he can add to the team's final third (strikers and forwards).

Kyle Gurrieri (Totowa, NJ/Passaic Valley Regional)

Quick Facts:

  • captains the United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) New Jersey Soccer Academy (NJSA) team
  • rated No. 31 recruit by Collegesoccernews and No. 46 recruit by Top Drawer Soccer
  • former member of the US Men's National Team Residency program in Bradenton, Florida

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Kyle has great field vision which he uses to plan his next move, whether that's passing the ball or keeping it himself. McIntyre loves the fact that Kyle is so passionate about the game and willing and eager to improve his game.

Jake Leahy (Brick, NJ/The Peddie School)

Quick Facts:

  • played every minute for Peddie during the past three years
  • recognized as an All-Mid-Atlantic First Team honoree in 2013, 2014, and 2015
  • plays for Match Fit Academy
  • has trained with the Everton and Swansea City Academies

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Jake participated in Syracuse's camp program and worked with Coach Masalin (goalkeepers). He added that Jake "has terrific feet, is an excellent shot stopper," and is amazingly calm for such a young keeper.

Khedive McIntosh (Jackson, NJ/The Lawrenceville School)

Quick Facts:

  • started 56 games for Lawrenceville and captained the 2015 team
  • earned All-Mid-Atlantic First Team honors last year
  • plays for Match Fit Academy
  • has starred for the New Jersey and Massachusetts Olympic Development Teams

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Khedive was a stand-out within Syracuse's ID program with his athleticism and technique. He believes Khedive will fit very well into the team's system.

Johannes Pieles (Langenbach, Germany/J.C.F. GutsMuths Sportgymnasium Jena)

Quick Facts:

  • represented Carl Zeiss Jena in the Regionalliga
  • established himself as a goal-scoring threat at each level
  • has been a member of the All-Star team since 2008

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Johannes' goal-scoring record will be a great addition to the teams attacking side of the ball. He will be able to compliment the others with his ability to score from many different angles.

John Austin Ricks (Diablo, CA/Monte Vista High School)

Quick Facts:

  • captain of the USSDA San Jose Earthquakes U18 team
  • has started every game at either midfield or center back
  • won a bronze medal with the 2015 Earthquakes in the USSDA National Championship

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

John is yet another player with the skillset to fill multiple positions on the team. He has a great passing range with his smart and technical style of play. McIntyre believes he'll have little to no problem making the transition to Syracuse.

Kalifa Sylla (Bronx, NY/Monroe Community College)

Quick Facts:

  • established himself as one of the Mustangs' top point scorers in program history
  • Monroe finished 2015 with an 11-2-1 record and competed in the 2014 National Championship game

What Coach McIntyre has to say:

Kalifa is an athletic, energetic, and powerful player. McIntyre believes Kalifa will be a fantastic replacement for Noah Rhynhart and Korab Syla.

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The expectations are high this year after the team won 16 games, one shy of the current program record, earned the ACC Tournament crown and made their first-ever appearances in the Elite Eight and College Cup.