The St. Bonaventure University men's soccer team and head coach Kwame Oduro has announced 14 student-athletes committed to play soccer at St. Bonaventure beginning in the fall of 2019.
In this release the attackers and the midfielders will be highlighted. Francesco Caorsi, Joshua Pulla, Luca Nicastro, Peter Massaquoi, Cheuk Pan Ngan, C.J. Takatch, Hunter Allenbaugh and Marti Farre-Regincos have announced their intent to join the program.
"Scoring goals was a problem last season," Oduro said. "The attacking players in this class will help change that. Our incoming midfielders will make our group more competitive, more experienced and will add depth in the center of the field."
Francesco Caorsi comes to St. Bonaventure from Genova, Italy and will have two years of eligibility remaining after playing at the University of Central Arkansas. He appeared in seven games last season at UCA accumulating 133 minutes played. Caorsi plans to be a management major at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON CAORSI – "Francesco is one of the most tactically-minded soccer players I have seen in a long time. We saw him play about two years ago and we are happy to have him transfer to our program this fall. He is a center midfielder that will be very instrumental for us this season."
Joshua Pulla joins the Bonnies from Vaughan, Ontario and was a forward for St. Joan of Arc and Vaughan SC. In 2018, he was a member of the Ontario Cup and CSL Cup Championship teams. Joshua was on the Academic Honor Roll and carried a 3.65 GPA in high school. Joshua intends on majoring in business or accounting at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON PULLA – "Josh is a great transitional attacking player who has a chance to score a ton of goals. He can play multiple attacking positions and we are very excited to see him in Brown and White. His time with Vaughan SC will make for an easy transition to college soccer."
Joining the Bonnies from Ottawa, Ontario is Luca Nicastro. He is a midfielder and a forward who plays for Nepean High School. During Nicastro's senior season, he led the team, scoring 14 goals in only seven games and was also named the team captain. Nicastro was named the team's Most Valuable Player following his sophomore and senior seasons. Luca plans on majoring in marketing at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON NICASTRO – "Luca is the type of forward that will flourish on our team. He is plays off the shoulders of defenders and is always looking to run in behind the back line. We have lacked that in previous years and we are very excited that Luca chose to be a Bonnie. We expect him to contribute right away."
Coming to St. Bonaventure from Buffalo is Peter Massaquoi. He is a forward that competed for St. Mary's High School. In his sophomore season, he led the team with 26 goals and 14 assists. He also spent time with the Empire United Soccer Academy, playing in 33 career games and scoring two goals in two seasons.
ODURO ON MASSAQUOI – "Peter is hard-working and has the pace that is dynamic in the final third. He comes from a good United Soccer Development Academy team that plays at a very high level. We expect him to contribute with good minutes as a freshman."
Cheuk Pan Ngan joins the Brown and White from Hong Kong. Pan Ngan is a holding midfielder that played for MidAmerica Nazarene University for the past two seasons. At MidAmerica Nazarene he appeared in 19 games, scoring one goal and added an assist. Pan Ngan plans on majoring in sports studies major at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON PAN NGAN – "Cheuk is the type of player we look for as a holding midfielder. He keeps the game simple, covers a ton of ground and he is technically proficient. Our young team will flourish from his experiences from his Youth National team."
Coming to St. Bonaventure from Rochester, N.Y. is C.J. Takatch. He was a midfielder for Greece Athena High School and the Rochester Futbol Club. Takatch was a New York All-State selection and was named to the All-Greater Rochester First Team in 2017 and 2018. From 2016-18, he was named to the All-County First Team. Takatch intends on being a finance major at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON TAKATCH – "C.J. is a true soccer player. We believe he can play numerous positions on the field. His athleticism and technical ability will allow him to adapt to the Division I game quickly. He is one of the top players in Western New York and it's always a priority for us to secure top local talent."
Joining the Bonnies is Hunter Allenbaugh from Brockway, Pa. Allenbaugh, a midfielder, scored 53 goals and added 70 assists in his career at Brockway High School. He also competes for SCS United Pittsburgh and Arsenal FC Pittsburgh. In high school, Allenbaugh was the team captain his junior and senior seasons and was a member of the 2017 and 2018 PIAA A District 9 Championship teams. Allenbaugh plans on majoring in biochemistry at St. Bonaventure.
ODURO ON ALLENBAUGH – "Hunter was originally recruited from a club that we have had good success with players over the last few years. He is a smart player that can use both feet to make passes that unlock defenses. He will help bolster our midfield options this fall."
Marti Farre-Regincos comes to St. Bonaventure from Brooklyn, N.Y. Farre-Regincos played for Xavier High School as a holding midfielder. Following his sophomore season, Farre-Regincos was named to the CHSAA Team of the Year and was named the Varsity Most Valuable Player. At St. Bonaventure, he plans to be a business major.
ODURO ON FARRE-REGINCOS – "Marti is a player that we have seen quite a few times and each time his technical ability as well as soccer IQ stands out. He is a true No. 6 and will add depth to the center of the park for us."
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