DURHAM, N.H. – Head coach Rob Thompson of the University of New Hampshire men's soccer program is pleased to announce the signing of two student athletes for the 2014 season, Ben Ramin (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and Will Rasid (Wilbraham, Mass.).
Ramin comes to the Wildcats after transferring from Syracuse University where he played for the Orange as a freshman and sophomore. As a freshman in 2012, he recorded one goal in six matches played with his only shot on goal at the forward position. The goal came in a 6-0 win over Colgate (Sept. 3). In his sophomore year, he appeared in two games for the Orange. Prior to Syracuse, Ramin played for the Empire United Academy in the US Soccer Development Academy. He was a Two-time Post-Standard All-Central New York (CNY) selection, was named the 2011 CNYCL Player of the Year, and finished his career second all-time at C.W. Baker in goals (36) and assists (28).
Coach Thompson on Ramin: "Ramin is versatile, extremely competitive, and will add a nice dimension to our attack. I think he is capable of both scoring and setting up goals and will also relish the tough work that is important for success in our league. The fact that Ben is able to train and compete this spring at UNH should pay dividends this fall. He has already fit in quite nicely with the guys."
Rasid joins the program after spending the last two seasons with the New England Revolution Academy. He played a key role on the U16 team that finished first in the Northeast Division in 2011-12 and was promoted to the U18 team that went to the Academy Finals 2012-13. Prior to playing for the Revolution, Rasid played for the USYSA Region I Olympic Development Program team in 2011-12.
Coach Thompson on Rasid: "Rasid is a quick, skillful wide player that has proven success with an MLS academy club. His experience with the Revs should help him make the challenging adjustment to college easier. I am impressed with his attitude and work ethic and although young, I expect him to compete right away in our team. He has a bright future."
For more information on the men's soccer program, be sure to visit www.UNHWildcats.com.