Men's Soccer Signs Three For 2007

WEST PALM BEACH – Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) men’s soccer coach Jose Gomez is pleased to announce the signings of Alex Allende, Kyle Crouse and Andrew Kanarr. All three players will have a big impact on the Sailfish men’s soccer team as they prepare for the 2007 campaign.

Allende, a midfielder/forward from Winter Haven, Florida, is a sophomore transfer from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. At UNC-Pembroke, Allende recorded one assist in nine games as a freshman while starting two contests. As a high school athlete at Lake Region High School in Winter Haven, Allende was a four-year letter winner and was named to the All-County first team his junior and senior seasons. He was also selected to the All-State first and second teams in the same seasons.

Joining Allende on the PBA squad is Crouse, a freshman forward from Lakeland, Florida. In his four years as a high school athlete at Lakeland Christian High School, Crouse tallied 91 goals and 57 assists. Crouse, an All-State player who led his team in goals and assists the last two years, will be used for his speed and size at the forward position.

Kanarr is a Valrico, Florida native who will add an asset to the Sailfish defense. Kanarr has won several awards throughout his high school and club career. A captain during his senior campaign at Durant High School, Kanarr will see some playing time throughout his freshman year at PBA.

The Sailfish, a team that went 9-11-3 in 2006, will look to steadily improve under the guidance of Coach Gomez, who brought his team to the nine-win mark after going 4-14-1 in his first season as the head coach.

PBA will begin the 2007 campaign with a friendly exhibition game versus the Charlotte Eagles on August 23rd. Charlotte is a member of the second division of the United Soccer Leagues. Coach Gomez was previously a member of the Eagles squad from 2000-2002.

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