SEATTLE – Washington men’s soccer returned to the NCAA Tournament a year ago and once again has high expectations for the coming season. In addition, to returning a lot of the talent from last year’s squad head coach Jaime Clark has added a potentially dynamic recruiting class.
The class was recently recognized by College Soccer News as the 15th-best in the nation. Below is the excerpt from that article.
“A dynamite class that reinforces the fact that Jamie Clark can recruit. The Huskies needed help on the offensive side of the ball and they got it plus more with this twelve member recruiting class. The class features forward Mason Robertson who is ranked by CSN as the number forty player in the class of 2013. Clark stated, "Mason is as talented a player as I've recruited. He has the ability to play anywhere down the middle of the park and should find a way to contribute very quickly." The class also includes defender Jose Ocampo who played for Crossfire Premier and is ranked the CSN as the number seventy-four recruit in the class of 2013. Freshmen midfielder Cristian Roldan and forward Dom Dismuke are among others with huge upsides. Junior forward Darwin Jones who transfers in from HIghline Community College is strong and fast and ready to contribute.”
The Dawgs open camp next week and will host Seattle Pacific in an exhibition game on August 24 at 7:30 p.m. The regular season opener is August 30 at Gonzaga with the home opener on September 3 at 7:30 p.m., when Santa Clara comes to town.