DURHAM, N.H. – Rob Thompson, head coach of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer team, is pleased to announce the addition of three student-athletes that will play in the fall season of 2013.
Name Position Hometown/Previous Team
Karl Frisk Forward Molndal, Sweden/Shattuck St. Mary's
Elijah Leverett Goalkeeper North Yarmouth, Maine/Seacoast United
Will Szostkiewicz Back Longmeadow, Mass./New England Revolution Academy
Karl Frisk comes to the University of New Hampshire after attending Shattuck St. Mary's for the past two years. There, he played with the U18 Academy squad as a senior and the U16 Academy team in the previous year. As a junior, Frisk scored the determining goal that ultimately sent SSM to playoffs in Dallas, Texas. Prior to his time at SSM, he lived in Switzerland where he attended the American School in Switzerland (TASIS) as a freshman and sophomore. In his second year, he was the top scorer.
Elijah Leverett joins the Wildcats after a stellar senior season at Greely High School in Cumberland Center, Maine. He compiled a record of 10-4-0, making 65 saves on 74 shots faced while tallying seven shutouts. Leverett led the Rangers to the playoffs as a freshman, junior and senior and was named to the All-Western Maine Conference First Team in 2012. As a member of the Seacoast United Soccer Club, Leverett helped his U16 and U17 squads to a pair of state titles and to advance to regional play.
Will Szostkiewicz arrives in Wildcat Country after primarily playing with the New England Revolution Development Academy. In 2010-11, he made 12 starts in 23 appearances at the back position and helped the squad post five shutouts. In the 2011-12 season, Szostkiewicz started 26 of the 29 games he appeared in and tallied the first goal of his Revolution career. The goal came against NJSA and was also the game winner. In the same year, Szostkiewicz competed in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase, making three appearances with one start. While at Longmeadow High School, the back started all games played during his time with the program. He helped lead LHS to the playoffs in 2010-11 and in 2011-12. He was named to the First Team All-League squad as a sophomore and junior and was a First Team All-Scholastic Western Mass. selection as a junior.
For more information on the men's soccer program, visit www.UNHWildcats.com.