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Men's Soccer group huddle vs QU 9-26-19

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Canisius men's soccer head coach Dermot McGrane announced the incoming class for the 2019 season on Wednesday.  
 
The 14-member class includes a mix of players from both North America and overseas as four players hail from New York, one from California, one from Ohio, three from Ontario, two from Germany, one from Australia, one from Belgium and one from Italy.
 
"We are excited to welcome this new group of players into the Canisius soccer family," McGrane said. "It is a very talented group and we expect to see many of them compete for starting positions and playing time immediately.  The coaching staff is looking forward to working with them very soon."
 
Biographical information for each player can be found below.

 

14816Lachlan Beever | 6-1 | Back | Bendigo, Australia | Girton Grammer
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• 2018 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year
• Selected to All-AMCC First Team and DIII All-Great Lakes First Team
• Appeared in 20 games during his freshman season at Medaille, starting 18
• Led the Mavericks and the AMCC in goals (20) and points (43)
• Finished season tied for eighth nationally in goals, T-12th in points and goals per game, and 20th in points per game
• Scored multiple goals on five occasions, including hat tricks against Hiram (Sept. 7, and Hilbert (Oct. 23) and a four-goal effort versus Pitt-Greensburg (Oct. 13)
• Recorded the game-winning goal in the AMCC Semifinals against Mount Aloysius (Oct. 1), helping Medaille advance to the AMCC Championship game 

PERSONAL: 
• Born April 7, 1998
• Son of Gavin and Heather Beever
• One brother, William
14814Spencer Catalano | 6-4 | Goalkeeper | Clarence Center, N.Y. | Clarence
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Played two seasons at Clarence for coach Mike Silverstein
• Helped guide Red Devils to back-to-back Section VI Class AA Championships
• Recorded 10 shutouts and allowed just 18 goals in helping lead Clarence to Class AA Far West Regional appearance during senior season
 
PERSONAL:
• Born June 16, 2001
• Son of Greg and Debra Catalano
• Brother, Greg, attends Canisius
• Undecided on a major
14812Ryan Dagelman | 6-3 | Back | London, Ontario | Clarke Road Secondary 
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Spent nine seasons playing club soccer with the London Whitecaps, part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy Centre
 
PERSONAL:
• Born Aug, 9, 2001
• Son of Mike (deceased) and Stephanie Dagelman
• Mother was a professional golfer
• One sister, Crystal
• Majoring in business
14822Alessandro Fabiano | 5-10 | Midfield | Toronto, Ontario | Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Led Forest Hill two City Cup Championships
• Recorded 40 points on 15 goals and 10 assists during senior season
 
PERSONAL: 
• Born June 14, 2001
• Son of Angelo and Pat Fabiano
• Has one sister, Andrea
• Majoring in health education
14821Ethan Grover | 5-9 | Defender | Warsaw, N.Y. | Warsaw
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• 2018 Livingston County Class B-2 Player of the Year after recording 13 goals and 14 assists during senior campaign
• Finished career with 39 goals and 37 assists
• Three-time All-Section V Tournament Team selection (2016-18)
• Three-time Livingston County All Star honoree (2016-18)
• 2018 All-Greater Rochester honorable mention
• 2018 All-NYS Fourth Team-small school selection
• Four-time team captain
• Named Team MVP following junior and senior campaigns
• Played club football for Rochester Futbol Club
• Helped club capture US Club Soccer National Cup in 2017
• Member of National Honor Society
 
PERSONAL:
• Born July 5, 2001
• Son of Michael and Amy Grover
• Has two brothers, Noah and Adam
• Noah is a member of wrestling program at Buffalo
• Aunt, Kari (Belden) Grisewood, and uncle, Shawn Monahan, attended Canisius
• Majoring in business administration
14813Noah Hodson | 5-9 | Midfield | Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario | Blyth Academy
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Named Provincial Top 40 player for four-straight seasons 
• Spent two seasons with Sigma FC, the top-ranked club team in Canada in 2016-17
• Helped guide Sigma FC to OPDL Ontario Cup championship in 2017
• TFC Trialist (2016)
 
PERSONAL:
• Born March 11, 2001
• Son of Kevin and Maud Hodson
• Father played professional hockey with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning
• Has one sister, Maisa
• Majoring in pre-med/biology
14815Tyler Lewandowski | 5-7 | Forward | Rochester, N.Y. | Greece Arcadia 
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• 2017 Division 3 Player of the Year
• All-State Third Team selection as a senior after recording 24 goals and nine assists
• All-State Second Team pick as a junior
• Finished four-year career at Greece Arcadia with school-record 65 goals and 24 assists
• Two-time all-county first team selection (2017-18)
• Two-time all-county second team pick (2015-16)
• Named team MVP for junior and senior seasons
 
PERSONAL:
• Born June 26, 2001
• Son of Chris and Debbie Lewandowski
• Has two brothers, Noah and Aiden
• Majoring in criminal justice
14820Federico Mereto | 6-3 | Attack | Genoa, Italy | Liceo Scientifico Statale Gian Domenico Cassini 
 
BEFORE CANISIUS: 
• Played four seasons of club soccer at F.S Sestrese for coach Corrado Schiazza
 
PERSONAL:
• Born July 9, 2000
• Son of Marco Mereto and Alessia Gentile
• Has three brothers, Francesco, Nicolò and Enrico
• Majoring in international business
 
14824Glorie Ndagano | 5-9 | Forward | Kigali, Rwanda | Hutchinson Central Technical
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Spent four seasons Hutch Tech, playing for head coach John Jakiel
• Recorded 17 goals and nine assists during senior season
• Finished prep career 97 goals and 48 assists
• Named honor student at Hutch Tech
• Played for WNY Flash and coach Henrik Patrick
• Helped guide club to state title, scoring three goals and two assists in championship game
• Also played club soccer for BSA, recording 46 goals and 30 assists
14823Killian Panis | 6-6 | Defender | Halle, Belgium | Hill College
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Played one season at Hill College and coach Paul Davenport
• Spent four seasons with RSC Anderlecht and coach Mark Gettemans
 
PERSONAL:
• Born Sept. 8, 1998
• Majoring in economics
 
14817Julius Schoner | 5-6 | Midfielder | Dusseldorf, Germany | Comenius Gymnasium
 
PERSONAL:
• Member of U-16 German National Team 
• Spent five seasons playing club soccer with VFL Borussia Mönchengldbach
• Named MVP of U-17 Niederheinliga and U-17 Niederheinpokal
 
PERSONAL:
• Born Jan 21, 2000
• Son of Trudpert Schoner and Michaela Peter
• One brother, Joshua
14818Julian Simlin | 6-3 | Back | Concord, Calif. | De La Salle
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Played three seasons at De La Salle and head coach Derrick Brown
• Played club soccer for Heritage Soccer Club and head coach Alonso Jimenez
• Also spent two seasons playing club soccer with Diablo FC – USSDA  
 
PERSONAL:
• Born Sept. 6, 2001
• Son of Eddie and Tanisha Simlin
• Two brothers, Jordan and Justin
• Two sisters, Princess and Serena
• Majoring in political science
 
14811Matt Spangler | 6-2 | Defender | Granville, Ohio | Watkins Memorial (Findlay) 
 
BEFORE CANISIUS:
• Spent freshman season at Findlay, appearing in 17 games and making 16 starts
• Recorded one goal and an assist for the Oilers
• Played three seasons for Watkins and coach Corey Kirk
• Set school records for career goals (32) and assists (28)
• Three-time All-League selection
• Two-time All-Area honoree
• Named Team MVP senior year
• Finished with 23 goals and 15 assists during senior campaign
 
PERSONAL: 
• Born June 8, 2000
• Son of Con and Jodie Spangler
• Has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Mallory
• Dual major in finance and economics
14819Jonny Tekie | 6-0 | Midfielder | Frankfurt, Germany | Leibigschule Gymnasium
 
BEFORE CANISIUS: 
• Played club soccer two seasons with SG Rot-Weib Frankfurt
• Spent previous two seasons with SV Darmstadt 98 club program
 
PERSONAL:
• Born Sept. 1, 2001
• Son Astier and Habteab Tekie
• One brother, Joel, and one sister, Aryam
• Majoring in international business

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