March 29, 2010

MEN'S SOCCER ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF TWO STUDENT-ATHLETES

DURHAM, N.H. – Rob Thompson, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, recently announced that two student-athletes have committed to attend UNH and play for the Wildcat soccer program in the fall.

“Coming off this season there is a lot of excitement in our program,” said Thompson.  “With these commitments, I am optimistic we can continue to play a winning and exciting style next fall.”

Mathew Weinstein, a midfielder from Anchorage, Alaska, joins the Wildcats this fall after a successful four-year varsity career with Robert Service High School. While at Robert Service, Weinstein captained the team as a senior and was named an All-Conference honoree as a junior and senior. Weinstein also played on the Alaska Rush Soccer Club team, leading the squad to the Alaska Youth Soccer Association State Cup in each of the last three seasons.  

“Mathew had a great week at our Soccer Dimensions senior select group training last summer and really improved his recruiting stock,” said Thompson. “I think he will relish the move from Alaska and his potential is his biggest attribute.  He is a quick, busy midfielder who can pass and I think he can play in a variety of spots for us.”

Cody Cormier, a midfielder from Bangor, Maine, joins New Hampshire this fall after a four-year standout career for Bangor High School. During his senior year, Cormier was named the KVAC All-Conference Player of the Year and received All-Academic and All-State honors. In addition, he also led the Rams to the 2008 Eastern Maine Championship. Cormier is currently a member of the Black Bear United club team and will play for the NPSL Maine Sting U20 team this summer.

“Cody has been one of the most successful players in Maine for the past several years and if he lived closer, he would certainly be a US Soccer Developmental Academy player,” said Thompson.  “He can play in central midfield, but I see him being successful at the Division I level as a wide player. His upside is big, as he brings speed and athleticism to our program.”

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