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    VIDEO: #PackFooty Adds Four Mid-Year Enrollees

    Jan. 13, 2014

    NC State men's soccer added four mid-year enrollees expected to contribute in the 2014 season, announced Monday by head coach Kelly Findley.

    The Pack welcomes Reed Norton, Zach Knudson, Nick Retzlaff, and Ade Taiwo. Capsules on all four newcomers are below, the video above includes each player's reasons for choosing NC State.

    Zach Knudson
    Club: Players Development Academy
    Coach: Gerry McKeown and Sam Nellins
    Hometown: Oakland, N.J.
    Top Drawer Soccer - ★★★★, #24 New Jersey Region
    Competed for three years at the Players Development Academy (PDA) for NC State Alum Gerry McKeown. Spent time training with clubs in Colombia and Spain.

    Reed Norton
    Club: Concorde Fire
    Coach: Gregg Blasingame
    Hometown:  Evans, Georgia
    2012 ESPN Rise Top 150 - #98
    2012 College Soccer News Top 150 - #50
    Top Drawer Soccer - ★★★★, #5 Ranked Player in the Southern Conference
    Started in all 37 games played at Georgia Southern University. Named All-SoCon freshman team in 2012 and All-SoCon first team in 2013. Member of the U17 United States National Team Residency program. Club teammate of current Wolfpack players Holden Fender and Alex McCauley at Concorde Fire. 2011-2012 US Soccer Development Academy South Conference Starting XI.
    Nick Retzlaff
    Club: Capital Area Railhawks Academy
    Coach: John Bradford
    Hometown - Wake Forest, North Carolina
    Top Drawer Soccer - ★★★★, #36 in the South Atlantic Region
    Played for first ever Capital Area Railhawks Academy team. Played for CASL 15/16 Academy that finished first in the US Soccer Development Academy South Region. Traveled to Costa Rica as a member of the Regional Team for Region III in 2010. Parents are NC State graduates.
    Ade Taiwo
    Club: NC Alliance
    Coach: Henry Gutierrez
    Hometown: Raleigh, NC
    College Soccer News Top 150 - #29 Nationally
    Top Drawer Soccer - ★★★★, #29 Nationally, #3 South Atlantic Region
    2012 Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina. 2012 NSCAA High School All-American. Won 2 State Championships at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Member of the U17 United States National Team Residency program. Played for former NC State All-American Henry Gutierrez at NC Alliance. Parents are NC State graduates.

     

     

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