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Syracuse men’s soccer adds two more to the 2017 recruiting class, post-signing day

The Orange are adding talent from both home and abroad.

SUAC Steve Haller

The Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team has added a pair of solid options to the squad in the weeks since National Signing Day. Joining the squad for the 2017 season will be local product Matt Pickard and Norwegian product Sondre Norheim. Both bolster an already highly rated recruiting class that TopDrawerSoccer.com has noted as the No. 6 class in the country. Without further adeiu:

Matthew Pickard

Twitterfeed: @MattEmpire15

Hometown: Pendleton, NY

High School: Starpoint

Club Team: Empire United

Position: CDM/CB

Ratings: 2 Star from TopDrawerSoccer.com

Highlights: Why can’t you find highlights of American defenders?

Player Breakdown: Pickard is a versatile defender/midfielder who seems to slot into the squad as a bit of a utility man. Coach McIntyre mentioned specifically noted his ability and flexibility at multiple positions. Matt was also teammates with fellow recruit Lukas Rubio while part of the Empire United U-18 squad.

What’s Mac Think?:

Sondre Norheim

Twitterfeed: None to be found

Hometown: Bryne, Norway

Academy: Viking FK

Club Team: Egersunds IK (Obosligaen)

Position: Centerback

Stats: 2 goals in 27 appearances for Bryne FK

International: 7 caps for Norway U-18 squad

TransferMarkt Profile: http://www.transfermarkt.com/sondre-norheim/profil/spieler/340365

Highlights:

Player Breakdown: Sondre will be a solid option stepping in a center back for a depleted defense. His experience in Norway will help immensely and he should be an asset to the team.

What’s Mac Think?: