Men's Soccer: Signing Day Central

  • February 03, 2010 07:24 AM
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Visit this page on Wednesday, Feb. 3, for up-to-the-minute information on the West Virginia University’s men’s soccer signing class of 2010.

Prospective student-athletes are listed below only when the men's soccer office has received a letter of intent that has been verified by the WVU compliance office.

High School
Club Team
Julio Arjona MF 6-0 177 Germantown, Md. Clarksburg D.C. United Academy
Zach Claudio MF 5-9 160 Charleston, W.Va. George Washington WV Revolution
Brooks Nucilli MF/F 5-10 165 Farimont, W.Va. Fairmont Foothills SC
Travis Ives GK 6-4 195 Bridgewater, N.J. Bridgewater-Raritan PDA Academy
Jay Williams F 5-8 160 Raleigh, N.C. Wakefield Chelsea Academy
Franck Tayou F 6-2 190 Bandjoun, Cameroon Valley Garden City C.C.
Uzi Tayou D 6-4 205 Bandjoun, Cameroon Valley Garden City C.C.
Allan Flott MF/D 6-0 170 Arlington, Va. Bishop Denis J. O'Connell D.C. United Academy



Julio Arjona
Position: Midfielder
Height: 6-0
Weight: 177
Hometown: Germantown, Md.
High School: Clarksburg
Played at Clarksburg High under coach Jeremy Spoales … from the same high school that produced teammate Moeryhan “Peabo” Doue … a U.S. U-17 National Team standout … tabbed a 2009 NSCAA/adidas Boys’ Youth All-American … lived in residency for three semesters with the national team … accumulated 10 caps with the U-17 men’s national team … played in 42 matches under the U-17 men’s national team staff in 2008-09 … was one of 12 players named to the ESPN Rise fall Boys' All-America first team … 2009 first-team all-state selection by the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer … was tabbed the Washington Post all-Met Player of the Year in 2009 … earned first-team status on the all-Gazette team … was named to the Gazette Montgomery County all-Decade team, a squad comprised of the best players from each sport, not just soccer … rated 60th-best national recruit by TopDrawerSoccer … tallied 10 goals and 15 assists as a senior … scored the game-winning goal in the 2009 Maryland 3A state championship … lead team to a 13-1-3 record … played defensive midfielder and was a major factor on defense … squad allowed just one goal in the final nine games of the season … D.C. United was a national finalist in the USSF Academy … in 2007, played on D.C. United with Doue, Travis Pittman and Uwem Etuk … helped lead the team to the MLS Soccer United Marketing Cup … also directed the Bethesda Roadrunners to earn their third Maryland state championship that year … the team previously won it in 2004 and 2006.



Zach Claudio
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Hometown: Charleston, W.Va.
High School: George Washington
Four-year varsity starter at George Washington High … earned numerous accolades as a senior … was named Mountain State Athletic Conference (MSAC) Player of the Year … tabbed West Virginia High School State AAA Midfielder of the Year … names first-team all-state … also earned first-team all-Kanawha/Putnam County and first-team all-Mountain State Athletic Conference accolades … finished season with a team-leading 17 assists … as a junior, again named firs-team all-state … led team in goals (10) and assists (6) … also named first-team all-conference and all-county … guided high school to state championship as a sophomore … selected as the Kanawha/Putnam Freshman of the Year in 2006 … played club soccer for the WV Revolution.



Brooks Nucilli
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Hometown: Fairmont, W.Va.
High School: Fairmont Senior
Three-year starter at Fairmont Senior High … finished career with 93 goals and 77 assists … named 2009 West Virginia High School AAA State Player of the Year … also tabbed 2009 NCAC Player of the Year … finished senior season with 49 goals and 20 assists … selected to the NSCAA/adidas all-Region IV team … twice garnered West Virginia High School AAA first-team all-state honors (2008 and 2009) … two-time first-team all-conference (2008 and 2009) … was captain in junior and senior seasons … as a junior, tallied 22 goals and 26 assists … had a combined 22 goals and 31 assists through freshman and sophomore seasons.



Travis Ives
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
Hometown: Bridgewater, N.J.
High School: Bridgewater-Raritan
Four-year varsity starter at Bridgewater-Raritan High … ranked 52nd-best recruit in 2010 class by TopDrawerSoccer … fourth-best goalkeeper in the country, and fourth-best recruit out of New Jersey … earned all-state, all-county, all-area and all-conference honors during career … played in the New Jersey All-Star game … tallied 12 shutouts as a senior … guided team to become Somerset County co-champions … named the tournament’s MVP … played on the U.S. U-14 and U-15 national teams … member of the U.S. ’92 Super Y-League ODP National Select Team … 2007-08 Red Bull New York Youth Player of the Year … helped U-16 Red Bull New York Academy to seventh-place finish in USSF Academy League … squad advanced to the Academy Finals … also played on the Region I U-14 and U-15 ODP teams.



Jay Williams
Position: Forward
Height: 5-8
Weight: 160
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Wakefield
Three-year varsity starter at Wakefield High for coach Scott Sloan … finished three-year career with 20 goals and 20 assists … named first-team all-conference as a senior in 2009 … twice selected to all-Region team (2008 and 2009) … earned second-team all-conference honors as a junior … tabbed academic all-conference as a sophomore and junior … captain in junior and senior seasons … played basketball and football during freshman and sophomore years … possesses extensive youth and club experience … played for U-18 CASL Chelsea FC Academy from 2009-10 … was on the U-16 CASL Chelsea FC Academy squad from 2008-09 … 2009 adidas ESP Camp participant, comprised of the Top 120 players nationally … played at the 2009 Disney Showcase … was one of 18 players selected to the All-Star Team to play in England … part of the five-time United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) State Cup champions squad (2003, 2005-08) … member of the 2008 N.C. ODP state team … 2008 USYSA Region III regional finalist … USYSA Region III champion year before … reached national championships semifinals that season … Region III Premier League Champions in 2007 with U-14 squad … U-15 squad finished as runner-up that season … led the Premier League in assists (10) with U-15 squad … went to the Dallas Cup quarterfinals in 2005.



Franck Tayou
Position: Forward
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Hometown: Bandjoun, Cameroon
High School: Valley
Attended Valley High in Las Vegas for two years … played at Garden City Community College from 2009-10 … earned all-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference honorable mention accolades … finished the season with nine goals and three assists … competed for Tacoma Community College the season before (2008-09) … was named a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Star … registered eight goals and two assists with TCC.



Uzi Tayou
Position: Defender
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Hometown: Bandjoun, Cameroon
High School: Valley
Went to Valley High in Las Vegas for two years … played with brother, Franck, at Garden City Community College for 2009-10 season … named first-team all-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference … garnered second-team all-Region VI honors … played at Tacoma Community College as a freshman … tabbed a Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges All-Star.



Allan Flott
Position: Midfielder/Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Hometown: Arlington, Va.
High School: Bishop Denis J. O'Connell
Three-year varsity starter at Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High … co-captain as a junior and a senior … garnered second-team all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) accolades as a senior … earned first-team all-conference honors in 2008 … guided team to the WCAC Championship in 2008-09 season … played for D.C. United Academy … was the starter on the Championship SUM U-17 MLS 2009 Cup team … member of the Canadian U-17 National Team Pool … also played for the Virginia State ODP team … part of the Chelsea FC Youth Developmental Academy in spring 2008 … FC Olympiakos trialist in 2009 … year before in 2008 was a Luton FC trialist … traveled to Germany in 2006 and 2007 with Virginia International Tournament Team … went to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in 2006 with Tahuichi Academy.

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