Nor'easters Announce Signing of Several 2013 Stars For 2014 Season

Eastern Conference Champions Return Looking For More Success In Ocean City

In the first article regarding our 2014 squad the Ocean City Nor'easters are delighted to announce* the return of several of our 2013 Eastern Conference Champions, along with one from the Mid-Atlantic Division winning team of 2012!

2013 Offensive MVP and All-Conference Selection Dwayne Reid is joined in returning by teammates Tyler Hilliard, Michele Pataia, Dennis Zoncher, Alec Golini, Mitch Grotti, Emmanuel Kollie, Frank Tweneboa, Abdul 'Oscar' Umar and Shawn McLaws. Shawn returns to Ocean City on the back of a particularly succesful college season which saw Coastal Carolina reach the quarter-finals of the NSCAA Tournament, a run in which his personal performances saw him named Big South Defensive Player of the Year.

Also returning to the club after a year spent playing for Mid-Atlantic Division rivals Reading United is 2013 All-PDL selection Jason Plumhoff. Jason was a key member of our 2012 title winning side and also returns to the club after a succesful college year; being named A10 Offensive Player of the Year whilst playing for LaSalle.

Special mention must also go to Frank Tweneboa, Dennis Zoncher and Emmanuel 'GoGo' Kollie who all return for their third season in Ocean City. The consistently excellent performances put in by all three players have played a huge part in the team's success over recent years and everyone at the club is delighted to see them returning to the shore.

*Subject to USL Approval

Full List of Returners

Zoncher Dennis

  • Third Year With Ocean City Nor'easters
  • NEC Rookie Of The Year 2011
  • College News Freshman All-American 2011

Alec Golini

  • 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll,
  • 2012 First Team All-Patriot League,
  • 2012 Patriot League All-Tournament Team
  • 2011 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
  • 2009 NSCAA National All-American whilst playing for Rancocas Valley

Mitch Grotti

  • All Time Record Goals and Point Scorer for Rutgers-Camden

Tyler Hilliard

  • Big East All-Academic Team 2012
  • High School All-American Team 2011

Emmanuel 'GoGo' Kollie

  • Third Year With Ocean City Nor'easters
  • JUCO All-Region Selection 2011
  • Two-time NJCAA All-Region IX First Team selection.

Shawn McLaws

  • NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region 2013
  • Big South Defensive Player of the Year  2013
  • First Team All-Big South 2013
  • Big South All Tournament Team 2013

Michele Pataia

  • Played for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) club team and won league championship from 2002-08 and the Coupe de Paris in 2008

Jason Plumhoff

  • PDL All-League Team 2013
  • PDL All Eastern-Conference Team 2013
  • A10 Offensive Player of the Year 2013
  • NSCAA All-Region first-team 2013

Dwayne Reid

  • PDL All Eastern Conference Team 2013
  • Second Team NSCAA All-Region
  • First team All-CACC Selection
  • CACC Player of the Year

Frank Tweneboa

  • Third Year With Ocean City Nor'easters
  • JUCO All-American Selection
  • Super 20 All-Tournament Team

Abdul 'Oscar' Umar

  • Third Team All-Big East 2012
  • High School All-State Pick in Connecticut 2010 

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