DURHAM, N.H. – Rob Thompson, University of New Hampshire men's soccer head coach, has announced the signing of another Granite Stater. Jon Harris (Amherst, N.H.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UNH in Fall 2008 and join the Wildcats’ program.   
    “Jon adds pure athleticism to our team this fall,” Thompson said. “He is an exciting attacking prospect and I will try to develop him into a player who can play in a few spots. I see him impacting our team on the flanks with his speed.”
    Harris, a three-year varsity soccer player at Souhegan High School, is a two-time All-State first team selection. Most recently, he was selected to the All-State first team in 2007 after leading Souhegan to the NHIAA Class I Final Four.  The 5-foot-10, midfielder led the Sabers in scoring with 17 goals and 10 assists in his senior campaign. He helped Souhegan to the Final Four in 2005 and to a quarterfinal berth in 2006. Harris was named All-State first team in 2006 after tallying 19 goals and 11 assists.
In 2006, Harris’ club team, the N.H. Phantoms, won the USYSA New Hampshire state championship. He also helped lead the Phantoms to two USL Super Y New England regional titles in 2004 and 2005. The team went on to finish third at the Super Y nationals in 2005.
    Harris has extensive Olympic Development Program (ODP) experience.  He played for the New Hampshire ODP in 2003, 2005 and 2007 and was selected to the Super Y League ODP regional team camp in 2004 and 2007.  Harris currently plays on Thompson’s Seacoast United Development Academy Under-18 team.
    Harris joins two other New Hampshire student-athletes to the incoming class of 2008, as Thompson recently announced the signings of Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H.) and Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.).
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