LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall men's soccer coach Dan Wagner announced the program's incoming class of 2023. The eight-member group features four recruits from Pennsylvania, two from Washington, D.C., one from New Jersey, and one from Texas.
The Recruit Breakdown
Shay Adamson (Allen, Texas/The Einstein School/Solar 01B Stricker)
Highlights: First place in USYS National League Group 2018… USYS Region III Finalist 2018… Scored 17 goals and recorded 22 assists during the 2018-19 season… First in minutes played on team… Club team earned a place in summer's upcoming National Final.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "Shay has an incredible feel for the game as a center midfielder. He can calmly move a ball but is also explosive when he gets forward."
Ingram Dillingham (Lower Merion, Pa./Friends Central/Delaware FC)
Highlights: Three-year captain of Delaware FC… Two-time Club State Champion… Regional Semifinalist, National League Finalist with Delaware FC… Two-year FSL Finalist with Friends Central.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "Ingram is a versatile, athletic player with a powerful left foot. A converted attacking player that now plays as a center back for his club team, Ingram will play as a left center back or left-back for the Diplomats."
Henry Cooke (Radnor, Pa. /Radnor/Ukrainian Nationals 01)
Highlights: 2017 State Finalist with Radnor… 2017 Region 1 Champions with Ukranian Nationals… 2016 District Champions, 2018 State Finalists… Selected to Second Team Central League, All-Delco… Playing for a club national championship this summer.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "An extremely talented goalkeeper, Henry was central to his Radnor's run to a State Final and Ukrainian's advancement to the National Tournament."
Christian Clark (Millburn, N.J./Millburn High School/FCUSA 00/01B Blue)
Highlights: 2018 Sectional Champion… 2018 State Finalist for Millburn High School… 2017 Disney College Showcase Champions… Selected to First Team All-State, All-Section, All-County and All-Conference teams during his senior year… Captain and MVP of club team.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "Christian is a born leader we have tracked for many years. A strong, vocal organizer, Christian will play as a center back for the Diplomats."
Will Micheletti (Newtown Square, Pa./The Haverford School/LMSC)
Highlights: Won U19 National League group with Lower Merion Sabertooth Rats SC… Two-time Inter-AC League Champion… PAISAA State Champion with The Haverford School… Selected to First Team All Inter-AC, All-Mainline, and All-Delco… Team captain of The Haverford School… Will be playing for a club national championship this summer.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "Will is a versatile player that has played virtually every position between his high school and club team. He is big, strong and has great vision and touch. He will play in the midfield for us."
Joshua Slager (Washington, D.C./St. John's College H.S./Bethesda SC)
Highlights: Played on the US National Futsal team… D.C. State Champion with St. John's College High School… Two-year captain of high school team… WCAC Honorable Mention… Captain of Bethesda SC team.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "Also an incredibly versatile player that can play multiple positions, his U.S. Futsal training has helped him have tremendous habits on the ball."
Tyler Wagner (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite/PA Classics)
Highlights: Back-to-back Pennsylvania District Champion… State Championship finalist with Lancaster Mennonite… Named First Team Lancaster-Lebanon during junior and senior years.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "It's not every day a coach gets to have his son in the program. Tyler is an exciting attacking player who can run at people and is a great ball striker. He will play as a winger for us."
Spero Xanthos (Washington, D.C./The Field School of Washington D.C./McLean ECNL '00)
Highlights: Won five USYS State Cup Championships… Club team was ranked No. 1 in Virginia, No. 35 in the nation… Four-year All-League selection (Second Team - freshman, First Team - sophomore, junior, senior)... Team captain of high school team senior year.
Comments from Coach Wagner: "One of the fastest players we have recruited, Spero combines breakaway speed with an ability to serve a ball, which will make him an exciting winger in our program."