GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's soccer head coach Justin Maullin announced the addition of 10 incoming student-athletes for the 2012 season in sophomore transfers Daniel Gudmundsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/William Carey) and Evan Rees (Sidney, Ohio/Cincinnati State Technical & CC) as well as freshmen Lukas Zargas (Friedrichsdorf, Germany/Philipp Reis Schule), Lasse Palomaki (Lahti, Finland/Westchester Country Day), Noah Deangelo (Burlington, N.C./Bishop McGuiness), Jhon Lopez (Manhattan, N.Y./Rocky River), Bryan Metz (Concord, N.C./Cannon School), Andrew Dilley (Lexington, N.C./Central Davidson), Corey Croegaert (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) and Christopher Reingen (Dusseldorf, Germany/University of Dusseldorf).
Gudmundsson, a 6-2 defender, joins the Spartans after playing one season at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss. He played 22 games last fall and scored seven points on the strength of three goals and an assist.
Rees, a 5-11 midfielder, played one season at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He scored five goals and dished out three assists in just six games last fall. He starred at Sidney High School where he was named the Athlete of the Year in the Greater Western Ohio League North after scoring nine goals and dishing out 10 assists.
Zargas, a 5-10 midfielder, played for the U-15 and U-16 German national team while attending Philipp Reis Schule. He played club soccer for Eintracht Frankfurt and helped his team to the 2011 Dallas Cup championship and a third place finish in the 2009 Dallas Cup.
Palomaki, a 6-1 midfielder, played two seasons at Westchester Country Day. He was a two-time All-State and All-Conference recipient while also being named the Triad Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He led Westchester to the state championship his junior year when he scored two goals in the final game, including the overtime game-winning goal.
Deangelo, a 5-9 forward, was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop McGuiness. He was a three-time All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honoree while also picking up Northwest Conference Player of the Year honor as a junior and senior. He scored 109 career goals in high school where he led his team to the state semifinals in 2010 and 2011. He played club soccer for NC Fusion and helped it to the state finals.
Lopez, a 5-8 defender, was a four-year letterwinner at Rocky River. He played club soccer for Charlotte United and helped them win the 2011 Disney Showcase championship. He helped his team to a second-place finish in the Atlantic Soccer League. He helped Charlotte United to the 2012 NC State Championship and was a 2011 NC State finalist.
Metz, a 6-1 defender, played a Cannon School where he was the team captain his senior year. He played club soccer for the Charlotte United, helping them to the 2012 NC State Championship and a 2011 NC State finals appearance. Additionally, he helped his team to the USYS Regional III semifinals in 2012.
Dilley, a 6-2 defender, was a four-year letterwinner at Central Davidson. He was a four-time All-Region selection and a three-time All-Conference recipient. He was named the County Player of the Year his senior campaign when he chosen for the East/West All-Star Game. He ended his career as the career leader in goals scored and third all-time in assists. Played club soccer for Piedmont Triad Football Club and was a NCYSA ODP First Team selection in 2011.
Croegaert, a 6-4 midfielder, was a four-year letterwinner at Jack Britt High School. He was a two-time All-Conference and All-Region selection while also being named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He picked up All-State honors in 2012, becoming the first player from Jack Britt to earn the accolade all-time. He played club soccer for AC Sandhills.
Reingen, a 5-9 midfielder, played club soccer in Germany for FC Koln U19. He has scored one goal and dished out three assists in 15 games this year.
UNCG opens the 2012 season with a pair of exhibition games at the UNCG Soccer Stadium. The Spartans will host Guilford College Aug. 16 and Catawba Aug. 18 before rounding out the exhibition slate with a game at Winthrop Aug. 20.
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