Ocean City Nor'easters Announce New Signings

Exciting Group Of Players Heading To The Shore Looking For Summer Glory

Along with the return of several of our 2013 championship winning squad, the Ocean City Nor'easters have secured an exciting crop of new players to complete our 2014 roster*. Along with numerous NSCAA and regional selections our new group of players contains no less than seven players who have represented their country at youth level and four with experience playing for MLS Academies. The group will also serve to uphold the Nor'easters reputation as one of the most cosmopolitan squads in the entire PDL as we welcome players from seven different nations down to the shore!

For a full list of our new signings check out their details below. To keep up with how they are doing and for more stories about our new players follow the Nor'easters on Facebook and Twitter.

*subject to USL approval.

Goalkeepers

Borja Angoitia

Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bilbao, Spain
College: Quinnipiac
High School: Erandio and Wasilla
Position: Goalkeeper

  • Led team to first MAAC Championship title
  • 2013 NSCAA Regional All American 3rd Team
  • 2013 All-MAAC First Team
  • 2013 MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2013 MAAC Championship Most Valuable Player
  • 2013 Broke record for most shutouts in 1 season (10)

Eric Klenofsky

Height: 6-6
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincoln Park, New Jersey
College: Monmouth
High School: DePaul Catholic
Position: Goalkeeper

  • Led NCAA in Goal Against Average (2013)
  • 2013 All-MAAC Second team
  • 2013 All-MAAC Rookie Team
  • 2013 Was selected MAAC Defensive Player of the Week in four straight weeks
  • 1 ECAC Player of the Week

BEFORE MONMOUTH

  • Named a 2012 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • Only NJ player to represent East in NSCAA All-American Game
  • Earned Star Ledger All-State as a junior and senior in HS

Colin Webb

Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, California
College: Indiana University
High School: Rancho Bernardo
Position: Goalkeeper

  • 2013 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
  • 2013 Big Ten Tournament Defensive Player of the Tournament

BEFORE INDIANA

  • Member of the U-15 and U-17 National team pools
  • Golden Glove winner at the 2010 ODP National Championship
  • Two time US Soccer National Finalist
  • Nike Chance Finalist

 

Defenders

Brenden Hines-Ike

Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: Creighton University
High School: Diamond Ranch
Position: Defender

  • 2013 All-Big East Second Team
  • 2012 All-MVC Freshman team memb
  • TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Wee
  • TopDrawerSoccer 100 Freshman to watch(number 17)

BEFORE CREIGHTON

  • Captained Chivas USA U-23 PDL team
  • Captained Chivas USA U-18 2011-12

Mitchell Lurie

Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
College: Rutgers
High School: Chattahoochee  (Louisville, Portland)
Position: Defender

  • Member of the US U-18 National team 2011
  • Earned the 2008 Coach’s Award for his HS

Billy McConnell

Height: 5-10
Weight: 154
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Richboro, Pennsylvania
College: Indiana University
High School: Council Rock North
Position: Defender

  • Named Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI Freshman Team
  • Played with Philadelphia Union U-17 Team

Ambry Moss

Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
College: Northeastern University
High School: The Pendleton School (Indiana University)
Position: Defender

  • 2013 All-CAA Third Team
  • 2013 Preseason All-CAA Honorable Mention
  • 2012NSCAA All-South Atlantic Third Team
  • 2012All-CAA Second Team
  • 2012 CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Competed with the Bahamian National teams U17 and U20

Dominic Samuel

Height: 5-10
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
College: Southern New Hampshire University
High School: Birchmount Park
Position: Defender

  • 2013 NSCAA Second Team All-America
  • 2013 NSCAA First Team All-Region
  • 2013 Daktronics Second Team All-Region
  • 2013 Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference
  • 2013 Named to Northeast-10 and NCAA All-Championship teams
  • 2012 Daktronics Second Team All-Region
  • 2012 Northeast-10 Second Team and Rookie Selection
  • 2011 Competed with the Canadian U-17 squad in Mexico

Matthew Taphorn

Height: 6-1
Weight: 176
Year: Senior
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: Central Arkansas
High School:
Position: Defender

  • 2013 All MVC Second Team
  • 2012 All-Missouri Valley Conference(MVC) Honorable Mention
  • 2011 MVC All-Freshman Team

 

Midfielders

David Acuna Camacho

Height: 5-11
Weight: 161
Year: Junior
Hometown: Heredia, Costa Rica
College: Monmouth University
High School: Costa Rica
Position: Midfielder

  • 2013 MAAC All-Academic Team
  • Costa Rican National Team U17 and U20
     

Ian Hines-Ike

Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
College: Seattle University
High School: Regis Jesuit
Position: Midfielder

  • 2013 Student-Athlete for the week
  • 2013 Named to the WAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 Named First Team All-Conference
  • Member of the National Honor Society at Regis Jesuit High School
  • Played for the United States U-20 National Team
  • Played in Mexico with Guadalajara Chivas, UANL Tigres, and UAG Tecos.
     

Yannick Kabala

Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire
College: Southern New Hampshire University
High School: Manchester Central
Position: Midfielder

  • 2013 NSCAA First Team All-Region
  • 2013 Daktronics Second Team All-Region
  • 2013 Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference
  • 2013 Outstanding Defensive Player of the NCAA Championship
  • 2013 Selected to the All-Championship Team
     

Manuel Montal Martinez

Height: 5-10
Weight: 168
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gijon, Spain
College: Central Arkansas
High School: Spain
Position: Midfielder

  • 2012 All-Missouri Valley Honorable Mention
     

McAmos Paye

Height: 5-6
Weight: 145
Year: Junior
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
College: Creighton
High School: Enloe
Position: Midfielder

  • 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men's Junior College Division I All-South First Team
  • Member of the US U-20 National team 2012

 

Forwards

Machel Baker

Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spanish Town, Jamaica
College: Quinnipiac University
High School: St. Jiago High School
Position: Forward

  • 2013 All-MAAC Men's Soccer Second Team

Leon Brown

Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mattapan, Massachusetts
College: Notre Dame
High School: The Roxbury Latin School
Position: Forward

  • 2012 BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
  • 2009-10 Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year
  • 2009 NSCAA All-Region-I New England
  • 2007, 2008 and 2009 Independent School League (ISL) all-conference honors
  • 2009 ISL Offensive Player of the Year

Kevin Correa

Height: 6-1
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Flushing, New York
College: New Mexico
High School: Flushing (St. Francis College – Brooklyn)
Position: Forward

St. FRANCIS COLLEGE - BROOKLYN

  • 2013 NSCAA All-North Atlantic Region First Team
  • 2013 NSCAA All-America Third Team honors
  • 2012 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 Northeast Conference All-Conference First Team
  • 2012 CollegeSportsMadness.com Northeast Conference All-Conference First Team
  • Nominated for the 2012 SoccerNewsNet.com College Boot Award
  • 2012 NSCAA All-North Atlantic Region Team

Aaron Dennis

Height: 6-2
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elmont, New York
College: Villanova University
High School: Elmont
Position: Forward

  • 2011 Big East Rookie of the Week
     

Rayon Gibbs

Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
College: Rutgers
High School: West Jones
Position: Forward
 

Ben Maurey

Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
College: Brown University
High School: Malvern Prep
Position: Forward

  • 2012 Named First Team All-Ivy

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