Men's Soccer Signs Top Recruits

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The JBU men's soccer team signed 10 players for the 2011 soccer season.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (February 22, 2011) — Head men’s soccer coach John Miglarese today announced the names of 10 recruits that have signed letters of intent to play soccer for John Brown University next school year.

“I am very excited about the group that we are bringing in for next year. The coaching staff has worked very hard to secure a class that addresses the needs of the program as we graduated two all-region and three first team all-SAC players,” says Miglarese.  “We feel that we have done this and more by signing a class of quality students, talented players, and young men who will positively represent the mission and values of JBU.”

The list of players includes the following:

Ryan Duncan, Forward – Inverurie, Scotland

  • Selected to play for juvenile Scotland under 18 age group
  • Played “A” league level soccer for Aberdeen Lads Club – Lewis United and Formartine under 19 and 21 development squads
  • Played for Aberdeenshire Select at county level


Jose A. Niño, Midfielder – Katy, Texas

  • Cinco Ranch High School
  • Club soccer for Texas Rush U16 Developmental Academy Team in 2009-2010
  • Played for U18 Eclipse Premier Team in 2010-2011
  • Academic: 3.7 GPA – 1630 SAT
  • Three year letterman with two district titles in Texas 5A
  • Regional finalist in 2010


Aaron Estrada, Defender – San Antonio

  • John Marshall High School
  • Club soccer for USSF Developmental Academy U18 Classic Elite
  • All-District 2009, 2010
  • Team Captain
  • 2010 Player of the Year
  • SA Express News-Player to Watch
  • National Honor Society


Chris Soensken, Defender – Lincoln, Neb.

  • Transfer from Iowa Western College
  • Presidential Honor Role
  • Academic All-Region XI 1st Team 2009
  • Academic All-Region XI 1st Team 2010
  • All-Region XI 2nd Team 2009
  • All-Region XI 2nd Team 2010

Daniel Forry, Right Midfielder/Forward – Jacksonville, Texas

  • Jacksonville High School
  • Club soccer for USSF Academy U18: Solar Chelsea Academy (Dallas, Texas)
  • 2008: 1st team all-district and 2nd team all East Texas
  • 2009: Sophomore of the year
  • 2010: District MVP

Sebastian Arangio, Attacking Midfielder – Toronto, Canada

  • Club soccer for Ajax Gunners 93
  • Ontario Cup Champions U16
  • Bronze Medal in National U16
  • MVP & Golden Boot for Canadian Shield International Tournament U17 (2010)
  • Top goal scorer for the Ajax Gunners and the Ontario Youth Soccer League from U13-U17
  • All-time leading goal scorer for the Ajax Gunners 200+ goals

Martin Gonzalez, Forward – Houston

  • Oak Ridge High School
  • Club soccer for USSF Academy U18: Houston Texans
  • Won 4 State Championships, 2 MVP, 6 District Championships
  • Selected every high school year for All-District Team
  • Offensive MVP 2008-2009
  • Offensive MVP 2009-2010
  • Selected all County Sophomore High School Year
  • Senior Captain for the 2011 Season
  • George Bush Administration Student Merit Award
  • The Woodlands Rotary Club - Freshman of the Year/volunteer work for the community

Taylor Brown, Midfielder – Dallas

  • James Martin High School
  • Four-year Varsity starter
  • Team Offensive Player of the Year
  • Three-year All-District 4-5A
  • Club soccer for Solar Soccer Club (Dallas, TX)
  • 2008 USYSA National Finalist
  • 2008 USYSA National League Finalist
  • 2007 USYSA Region III Champions
  • 2007-2008 – North Texas State Cup Champions
  • 2005 – Dallas Cup Champions
  • 2006-2007 –  Region III Premier League Champions
  • 2007 – Disney Showcase Champions

Matthew Henry, Goalkeeper – Tulsa, Okla.

  • Bishop Kelley High School
  • .39 goals against average per game
  • 2009 and 2010 State champions
  • Awarded 2010 All-District
  • Club placed fifth in state for four years

Mark Henry, Midfielder – Tulsa, Okla.

  • Bishop Kelly High School
  • Back to back high school state champions: 2009, 2010
  • Club placed fifth in state for four years

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The JBU men's soccer team signed 10 players for the 2011 soccer season.