ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University men's soccer head coach Kwame Oduro has announced the addition of 10 student-athletes to the Bonnies roster for the 2021 season.
This release highlights the attack and midfield players. Keegan Dawson, Tristan Szczepanski, Olufunsho Peters, Noah DeDominicis, Matthew Wrobel and Umechi Akuazaoku have all announced their intent to join the Bonnies this summer.
Keegan Dawson joins the Bonnies as a central midfielder from Avon, Ohio. He was a four-year varsity starter for Avon High School and served as a team captain for two years. For his career, Dawson netted 24 goals and added 27 assists, helping lead Avon to two District and Conference Championships. Dawson also spent time with Team Challenger FC at the club level, winning four state championships. His high school accolades include All-Ohio First-Team, All-Greater Cleveland First and Second Team, SWC Conference MVP and First Team selection while also earning Lorian Country MVP and First Team honors. At St. Bonaventure, Dawson plans to major in business or finance.
COACH ODURO ON DAWSON: "We are excited to add another Ohio player to our squad. He can assist and score on offense. He can play multiple positions and we hope he can adapt quickly to our level."
Coming to St. Bonaventure from Rochester, N.Y. is Tristan Szczepanski. He is a midfielder that played for Spencerport High School and Empire United MLS Next Academy. Szczepanski is a member of the National Honor Society and the high Honor Roll. Szczepanski intends on majoring in biology at St. Bonaventure.
COACH ODURO ON SZCZEPANSKI: "Tristan is calm on the ball and has a very high soccer IQ. His time at MLS Next Academy has only made him better. He will add depth to our defense."
Joining the Bonnies is Olufunsho Peters from Abuja, Nigeria. Peters is a winger that played for Bronte College and was the team MVP. As a junior at Bronte, he was named the school's Athlete of the Year and was also an Ontario Scholar. At the club level, Peters spent time with the Woodbridge Strikers. Peters plans on majoring in business management at Bona's.
COACH ODURO ON PETERS: "Olufunsho is a strong attacking player. He can play in wide areas and he is always looking to take players on in the attacking third. He will add depth for us in attacking positions."
Noah DeDominicis joins the Brown and White as a forward from Brantford, Ontario. As a sophomore for St. John's College High School, DeDominicis scored 11 goals and handed out six assists and served as the team captain. He also spent time with Hamilton United, scoring 16 goals and added seven assists in 19 matches. DeDominicis was also a two-time team MVP at St. John's while also winning the Kent Dixon ROI Award as a junior. At St. Bonaventure, he intends to be an accounting major.
COACH ODURO ON DEDOMINICIS: "Noah has good pace and dynamic going forward. He has some goals in him and we hope he can produce some goals for us in his time as a Bonnie."
Matthew Wrobel joins the Bonnies from Mississauga, Ontario. Wrobel is a forward that played for St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School and was named the team's senior soccer Athlete of the Year. Also while at St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Wrobel broke the school scoring record. At the club level, he has spent time with the Oakville Blue Devils and TFC Academy. Wrobel plans on studying business at St. Bonaventure.
COACH ODURO ON WROBEL: "He is a strong forward, he has pace, size and an eye for goals. We expect him to contribute right away."
Coming to St. Bonaventure is Umechi Akuazaoku from Whitby, Ontario. Akuazaoku is a forward that played for Bill Crothers Secondary School and also spent time in the Dwayne Derosario Football Academy. During the 2018-19 season with DERO FA, Akuazaoku was the top scorer with 25 goals, scoring 20 goals in an 18-game stretch. Akuazaoku was also a member of the Biosteel Canadian U16 Select Team. Akuazaoku intends to major in criminology or biology at St. Bonaventure.
COACH ODURO ON AKUAZAOKU: "Umechi is going to be a handful for any defender in our league. He is direct, and a powerful forward that will score goals for us this year."
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