Hindson Adds Three To UNCP Recruiting Class
PEMBROKE - UNC Pembroke men's soccer coach
Phil Hindson has announced the addition of three newcomers - two
international players and another from Arkansas, to continue their
athletic and academic careers with the Braves.
Hindson, who took over as head coach in 2010, continues to add depth to his program by adding goalkeeper Joe Cullip, midfielder Sean Hoek and forward Sam Miles to the six newcomers signed in the spring for the 2011-12 season.
"The addition of the new players will increase the level of talent we will have in the fall," Hindson said. "The experience of this group will have a positive impact on our team."
The Braves will open up its second season under Hindson on September 1 when the Black and Gold host region rival St. Andrews at Varsity Grounds at 7 p.m. Admission to all 2011 home soccer matches is free.
5-10, 140, Defender
Tonbridge, England (Mascalls School)
HIGH SCHOOL: Studied at Mascalls School but played club soccer for the Tonbridge Angels under Coach Collin Blewden … Received full colors in soccer … Posted 10 shutouts in the 2010-11 season … Averaged 10 saves a game and tallied one assists in the quarter finals of the Kent Seniour Cup … The team finished the season with a 15-6 record, had a 10-game winning streak, and made it to the semi-finals of the Kent Seniour Cup … Garnered the awards of Most Improved Player, Manager's Player and Player's Player.
PERSONAL: The son of Shirley and Thomas Cullip … Born in Kent, United Kingdom on March 15, 1992 … Has an older brother, Thomas … A sport management major at UNCP.
6-1, 170, Midfielder
Little Rock, Ark. (East Tennessee State/Castle HS)
BEFORE UNCP: Played two years at East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tenn., under Coach Scott Calabrese … During his freshman year, he played and started in all 17 games for the Buccaneers … He scored seven points on three goals and one assist … Took 50 shots, 19 of which (.380) were on goal … Registered three game-winning goals, which led the team … Also led the team in points, goals, shots and shots on goal while being second on the team in assists … In his sophomore season, he played and started in all 18 games where he tied for the team lead with 11 points on five goals and one assist … Took 69 shots, 26 of which (.377) were on goal … Tallied two game-winning goals and led the team in points, goals, shots, and shots on goal for the second consecutive year … Garnered an all-conference selection and was a member of the team that made it to the semi-finals of the conference tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Castle High School in Newburgh, Ind. … Named all-American … Played club soccer for the Concorde Fire under coach Greg Blasingame in Atlanta, Ga.
PERSONAL: The son of Kathleen and Mark Hoek … Born in Raleigh, N.C., on September 4, 1989 … Has one older brother, Tyler … An exercise physiology major at UNCP.
5-9, 165, Forward
Christchurch, New Zealand (Lincoln/St. Bedes College)
BEFORE UNCP: Attended Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand … In the initial pool of 28 players selected as qualifiers to play in the under 20 World Championships for New Zealand … Played in the top soccer league in the country and was awarded the Young Player of the Year honor for Canterbury United in 2011.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at St. Bedes College … Played club soccer for Canterbury United Youth Team under Coach Alan Walker … Awarded the Golden Boot two years in a row and scored 11 goals in the 2009-10 season and five goals in the 2010-11 season … The team won the national U19 title after going 7-1 on the season … Scored a hat trick in the championship game.
PERSONAL: The son of Melanie and Phil Miles … Born in Christchurch, New Zealand on August, 15, 1991 … Has three younger sisters, Hannah, Chelsey, and Isabella … Awarded the honor of NCEA Level 1, 2, and 3 in high school … A business administration major at UNCP.