SEWANEE, Tenn. - Announced by head coach Tony Pacella and the Sewanee men's soccer coaching staff, the Tigers will welcome 12 new faces to the 2018 roster.
"The 2022 class may very well be our deepest and most talented since my arrival," said Pacella. "Coach [Patrick] Bain and myself have work tirelessly identifying, evaluating, and selecting this group and it has paid off! We're anxiously awaiting the Class of 2022's arrival to the Domain!"
Below are the 12 members that will officially make up the Class of 2022:
Alex Bulgarino (Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tenn.)
Member of the 2015 state championship team and a two-time state finalist, Bulgarino was a two-time All-Region Team member and a team captain. Also competing with the Tennessee Soccer Club, Bulgarino was a four-year team captain and was an all-star. Academically, he is a member of the Totomoi honorary fraternity at his high school, and he is also an AP scholar.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am very excited to play for Sewanee this fall. The program is headed in the right direction, and I hope that I can add to its success. I look forward to taking advantage of the great academics at Sewanee and also improving as a soccer player.
Justin Chapman (Indian Springs School, Birmingham, Ala.)
Lettered with the Indian Springs School, where his team garnered the state championship a season ago. Playing club with the BUSA 99/Alabama FC ECNL, the team was a four-time state champion, and the team finished as a quarterfinalist for the U.S. Youth Soccer Southern Regionals in 2017. He was named team captain in 2016.
Why he chose Sewanee: It has always been a goal of mine to play soccer at the next level, and I am beyond excited to be able to play at Sewanee this coming fall. The rigorous academics, beautiful campus, exceptional team chemistry, and most importantly the coaching staff at Sewanee made the choice to commit extremely easy for me.
Ethan Dutka (J.L. Mann Academy, Simpsonville, S.C.)
Dutka collected All-Region honors with his high school team that won one state championship and finished as a state runner-up. Competing for the CESA ECNL club team, the program earned two State Cup Championships. Academically, he is a member of the National Honor Society.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am excited to be joining the Sewanee family. Coach Tony, Coach Bain and the players showed me the culture that the team is able to provide as well as the challenging academic environment that Sewanee has to offer. During the campus visit, the team and the faculty made it easy to see myself as a student-athlete at Sewanee.
Justin Joseph (Mauldin High School, Greenville, S.C.)
Joseph played for the two-time region champion team in Mauldin High School, where the team finished undefeated in region play twice. He was named an All-Region member, and was selected to the North/South All-Star Game for the State of South Carolina. With his club team, CESA, the program qualified for regionals twice and were named state champions. In the classroom, Joseph is a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with honors.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am very happy to be joining the Sewanee family. The soccer coaching staff and players were all very welcoming and really made the decision easy. I could not be more excited to get to Sewanee and continue my academic and athletic career at the University of the South.
Henry Macfarlan (Henry Clay High School, Lexington, Ky.)
Position- Center Midfield
Macfarlan was a four-year letter winner of the four-time district champions of Henry Clay High School. A member of the state finalist team in 2015, he was selected as an All-State and All-District member. With his club team, Lexington FC, he led his team to two state cup championships and two runner-up appearances, while serving as a four-year club captain. Academically, he is a member of the National Honor Society, was an Academic All-State selection, and was an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Why he chose Sewanee: The moment I walked on campus, I knew I wanted to go to Sewanee. This was solidified by my experiences with the coaches, team and other students. Every person I met made me feel welcome and at home. I now understand why everyone is so enthusiastic about being on the Mountain, and I am excited to make my way there as a soccer player and a student.
Evan Murray (St. Andrew's School, Delaware, Augusta, Ga.)
Position- Center Back/Outside Back
He lettered four seasons with his high school team as a starter, where he was an three-time All-Conference selection and an All-State member. Named team captain, Murray also earned honor roll honors during his high school tenure.
Why he chose Sewanee: I love Sewanee and playing on the soccer team makes it the perfect fit for me. I worked hard to get where I am today, and I am excited to work even harder at the collegiate level.
Evan Poole (Altamont School, Birmingham, Ala.)
Weight- 165 lbs
Lettered with the Knights of the Altamont School in metro-Birmingham he scored 81 goals for the program, as the team finished as a State Runner-Up in two seasons. He also played club for the BUSA 00, where he was a member of five state championship. In the classroom, he attended either honors or AP classes.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of this amazing class and program. As a freshman, I cannot wait for the opportunity to contribute to the building and the success of the Sewanee soccer program. Thank you to all my coaches that have helped me along the way, and a special thanks to Sewanee for allowing me to continue my soccer career.
Thompson Schollaert (Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, N.C.)
Weight- 148 lbs
Position- Left Wing/Attacking Mid
Named team captain twice in his high school career, he was selected as a two-time All-State representative, three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Region for a program that finished as state semifinalists twice. Schollaert, a Conference Player of the Year, also played for NCFC Elite 00, where he was a member of a three-time regional championship team and a four-time state championship team.
Zach Shopovick (Farragut High School, Knoxville, Tenn.)
Weight- 175 lbs
Position- Center Midfield
Playing for Farragut High School, where the team was a Region champion, Shopovick was named All-District and All-Region. With his club team, FC Alliance 00 Black, he is a member of a state and Southeast NPL championship team.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am so excited to be attending Sewanee and playing soccer. When I visited the school, I fell in love with Sewanee and the coaching staff. I'm looking forward to the next four years and taking this team to the next level.
Austin Young (Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond, Okla.)
Named a two-time captain his last two seasons with his high school team, Young was an All-State First Team and All-District member. A four-year letterwinner with Edmond High, he also played competitively, Oklahoma Energy Football Club, where he was a member of a four-time state championship team. Also competing in track and field, he was an honor roll member in the classroom.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am just looking forward to hanging out with all the guys on the soccer team and enjoying my time in collegiate athletics. I also want to discover what I want to do with my life and I know the environment at Sewanee will create the perfect path for me.
Drew Zolper (Shorecrest Preparatory School, St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Position-Center Midfield, Center Back
Making the state championship for his high school team his senior year, Zolper will join his brother, Bobby, on the roster in 2018. Splitting time with the football program at Shorecrest, he was a member of the soccer team that finished as a semifinalist this past spring. Zolper was a First Team All-Conference Linebacker and an Honorable Mention Offense Quarterback. He also competed with his soccer club team, the Clearwater Chargers SC 99 Premier, where he was a three-year team captain.
Why he chose Sewanee: I have never been happier than when committing to play soccer at the University of the South. Coach Pacella and his staff made me feel at home while I was on campus and he is a main reason why I chose Sewanee. I'm very excited to meet my new team and see what we can get done during my next four years.
Nick Zanchi (Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, Ky.)
Zanchi was a member of a two-time state championship team at Louisville Collegiate, where the team finished No. 4 in the country in 2016. A four-year letterwinner with the program, he also played club ball for the United 1996 FC team, where he served as a team captain. Away from the pitch, he was an honor roll student and a member of Mu Alpha Theta, a mathematics honor society.
Why he chose Sewanee: I am so excited to be playing for Sewanee next year. The challenging academics and athletics that Sewanee offers are a perfect fit for me. I cannot wait to be a part of the team and see what the future holds.