UNC Greensboro men’s soccer announces highly-touted signing class


GREENSBORO, N.C. – With remaining yr’s signing class ranked as excessive as 10th all by means of the nation, the UNC Greensboro males’s soccer crew continues one utterly utterly completely different worthwhile session of offseason recruiting, inking seven new Spartans over the course of the present signing interval and touchdown a spot all by means of the top-30 of TopDrawerSoccer’s 2021 Recruiting Class rankings.

4 of the Spartans’ fortunate seven are from the state of North Carolina, whereas head coach Chris Wealthy and agency add commitments from Maryland, England and Sweden. Two of UNCG’s signings have expertise having gratifying with in abroad youth academies, whereas 4 others have collected senior crew expertise with MLS or USL Championship-level golf gear.

“This class is an setting nice mixture of North Carolina, in-region, and international-based avid players,” acknowledged head coach Chris Wealthy, getting ready for his second season on the helm of the Spartan males’s soccer program. “All of them signify what we seek for in an individual and participant, so we’re very excited to have them be part of the UNCG soccer household.

Our educating workers labored tirelessly to place this class collectively and did so at a excessive diploma. An infinite shoutout and on account of Coach [Scott] Wells, Coach [Jaime] Ibarra, and Coach [Brian] White. We nonetheless have work to do to complete this class out nonetheless we’re very excited concerning the group we now have up to now.”

Joey Skinner
Left As shortly as additional | Charlotte Independence | Charlotte, N.C. 

• Carried out 5 years all by means of the Charlotte Independence youth academy
• Signed an academy contract with Charlotte as shortly as additional in February
• Brother Matthew is a each single day all by means of the Spartan back-four, beginning 16 of their 19 matches in 2019

Coach Wealthy on Skinner: “Joey was the very first dedication for our educating workers, so we’re excited to lastly get him applicable right correct proper right here. He’s a dynamic, attack-minded left as shortly as additional that will furthermore play left coronary coronary coronary coronary heart as shortly as additional. His mentality and work worth are arguably his largest qualities. He’s furthermore implausible in each offensive and defensive duels, a stupendous passer, and is dominant on all set models. We depend on him to make a big impact applicable right correct proper right here in Greensboro!”

Steven Cordova
Midfield | Colorado Rapids | Statesville, N.C. 

• Educated with Colorado Rapids (MLS) & Charlotte Independence (USL) senior groups
• Attended U15 U.S. Nationwide Staff camp

Coach Wealthy on Cordova: “Stevie is one utterly utterly completely different in-state participant that has spent the last word phrase couple of years with MLS facet Colorado Rapids. He’s a pure footballing central midfielder. We love his in-possession qualities as he has elite technical potential and good decision-making. He’s a participant that matches our model of play applicable right correct proper right here at UNCG, so we’re very excited that he’s a Spartan!”

Holden Woodings
Winger | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Faculty | Bethesda, Md.

• Three-time state champ with membership crew Achilles FC
• Gained regionals and a pair of EDP Cups with Achilles FC
• Gained All-Convention & All-MAC having gratifying with with St. Andrew’s, together with All-League honors on the membership diploma

Coach Wealthy on Holden: “Holden is a legacy participant as his father, Ted Woodings, carried out applicable right correct proper right here at UNCG as exactly. He’s an attack-minded participant which is able to play a substantial amount of positions nonetheless we do rely upon him to contribute further at each winger positions. He’s a technical participant that is nice in 1v1 circumstances. He’s furthermore a aggressive, gritty, hard-working participant. We’re excited to have him!”

Jack Birch
Midfield | Aston Villa U23 | Birmingham, England, United Kingdom 

• Made 9 appearances with the Aston Villa U23s remaining season, all by means of the squad 16 conditions in all
• Break up time with the U18s and U23s inside the midst of the 2018/19 promoting and selling and promoting selling and promoting promoting advertising and marketing marketing campaign, making 13 appearances and along with an help in U18 Premier League play

Coach Wealthy on Birch: “Jack comes from a high-level surroundings as he obtained right correct proper right here via the academy at Aston Villa. He’s a defensive midfielder that is nice out of possession and in possession. He has the pliability to dictate the tempo of a recreation on the DM place, so he suits our model of play utterly. We depend on him to make an instantaneous impression at UNCG!”

Olle Kaissidis
Midfield | Enskede IK U19 | Stockholm, Sweden

• Carried out on Enskede IK U19s all by means of the prime tier of U19 Swedish soccer

Coach Wealthy on Kaissidis: “Olle entails us terribly truly useful and from a stupendous diploma in Sweden. He’s a box-to-box central midfielder with an attacking mindset. He has good bodily qualities which ought to translate very exactly. He’s furthermore a stupendous passer of the ball and is good on the dribble. We’re excited that he’s a Spartan!”

Chase Gilley
Ahead | Charlotte Independence | Iron Station, N.C.

• Two-time All-State choice, competing all by means of the North Carolina East vs. West All-Star Sport
• Owns the East Lincoln Excessive Faculty occupation and single season information in each targets and assists
• Led his Charlotte Independence expert academy crew with 11 targets

Coach Wealthy on C. Gilley: “Chase is one utterly utterly completely different in-state participant that entails us from the Charlotte Independence. He’s very versatile nonetheless could presumably be largest on the heart ahead place. His highest prime quality is actually his potential to understand targets. He has a unbelievable mentality and his motion with the ball is good. We’re excited to welcome Chase to the household!”

Logan Gilley
Winger | Charlotte Independence | Iron Station, N.C.

• Two-time All-State choice and three-time All-House choice
• Scored 106 occupation targets whereas having gratifying with with East Lincoln Excessive Faculty
• Lincoln HS crew MVP, and two-time Academy Participant of the Week choice with Charlotte Independence

Coach Wealthy on L. Gilley: “Logan is one utterly utterly completely different participant from the Charlotte Independence academy. He has the pliability to play on all sides of the front-three. Much like his brother Chase, he’s a objective scorer. He is nice at 1v1s in large areas as he’s implausible on the dribble. He’s one utterly utterly completely different aggressive participant with a high-level work worth. Logan will do very exactly applicable right correct proper right here on the G!”



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