Men's Soccer Adds Pair of Transfers
June 5, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. -
NC State men's soccer head coach Kelly Findley has announced the addition of transfers Alex Martinez and Nick Surkamp to the Wolfpack's roster for the 2012 season. Martinez played two seasons at High Point, while Surkamp played the last two years at Longwood.
"We are very pleased to have both Nick and Alex join our program," said Findley. "They are both driven and committed players that want to improve every day and are focused on the challenge of helping our team meet our goals."
Martinez played in 19 games with 10 starts last season at High Point, helping the squad to a 9-9-3 record. He led Panthers with 11 goals and 24 points on the season, also adding a pair of assists. As a freshman in 2010, he was named to the Big South All-Freshman Team. During his high school career, he was a 2010 NSCAA High School All-American, and a second-team All-American by Parade in 2009.
"Alex has an excellent first touch, quality vision and good technique among others," said Findley. "He brings maturity and quality to our team and he is determined to prove his ability. I believe with hard work and quality preparation, Alex will be an impact player in the ACC and I look forward to watching him help us reach our goals."
Martinez's older brother Enzo played three seasons at North Carolina, before being taken in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake.
Surkamp was named the Atlantic Soccer Conference (ASC) Played of the Year this past season, helping Longwood to a 11-6-3 mark. He led the Lancers with 11 goals and 24 points, and also added two assists in 19 starts.
"Nick will give us good depth up front," said Findley. "His pace, desire to take players on and impact the game will be dangerous in the attack. He is a very hard working player and is fully committed to being the best he can be. I look forward to watching him grow and develop."