Presbyterian College Athletics and head men’s soccer coach Jonathan Potter announced the addition of 13 student athletes to the team for the upcoming 2019 season. These newcomers join a core group that won the 2017 Big South Conference Tournament and advanced past the first round three consecutive seasons.
“We are excited to announce our 2019 recruiting class,” said Potter. “Each of these student-athletes add something unique to our team culture both on the field and off. We are thrilled to welcome these 13 amazing men and their families into the PC Soccer family.”
Mamadu Bah, Forward, 6’0, 160, Bowie HS
High School: Team went 16-1 his senior year with a win streak of 16 games … Advanced to the WCAC Finals his sophomore year and to the Regionals twice … Team won the Regional Tournament his junior year as well as advanced to the State Championship … Named to the All-Star Team his senior year … Scored 33 goals and recorded 15 assists over four seasons.
Club: Played for Baltimore Celtic 01 Donatelli as a forward … Scored 18 goals and six assists over 18 games his final season with the club.
Personal: Sulahmana Mamadu Bah is the son of Mamadu Bah and Lena Konah … Born in Hyattsville, Maryland … Intends to major in business management … Chose PC for the strong academics and athletics in hopes that he can grow as a player, scholar and person to reach the next level … Views his father as the biggest influence on his life as he trained him from a young age to love the game.
Arturo Chairez, Midfield, 6’0, 170, Otero Community College
Otero CC: Scored eight goals and 10 assists over 34 games … 2017 Region IX Champs … 2017 First Team All-Region … 2017 Region Freshman of the Year.
High School: Played at Santa Teresa HS … 2013 District Champs … 2017 Second Team All-State … Scored 21 goals and 11 assists in 70 high school games.
Personal: Arturo Chairez is the son of Arturo Chairez and Alma Lilia Chairez … Intends to major in biology … Chose PC for its superior soccer program.
Pedro Crespo, Midfield, 5’11, 161, Wheeling Jesuit University
2018: (Wheeling) Second Team All-Region ... Played in 17 games with 16 starts ... Second on team in points with 11 and goals with four ... Had one multi-goal game versus Shepherd ... Scored a crucial goal to tie the game in the 67th-minute in the season-finale against West Liberty.
High School: 11 goals, 7 assists in 21 games his senior year with Rayo Majadahonda.
Personal: Pedro Crespo is the son of David Crespo and Maria Herrera … Intends to major in business administration … Chose PC because it’s a great opportunity to improve as a student and soccer player.
Zacharia Diallo, Forward, 6’2, 160, The Victor Hugo School
Club: Played at Stade Malherbe Caen Youth Academy.
Personal: Son of Hamath and Nadege Diallo … Intends to major in business … Chose PC because it’s an internationally renowned program with an excellent business department.
Marshall Dickson, Forward, 5’9, 155, Keller Central HS
High School: Played two seasons for Keller Central HS … Named the team’s 2019 Offensive MVP … Was the newcomer of the year his sophomore season … Scored the game winner against a rival school in his first varsity game … Scored 13 goals and seven assists over 23 high school games.
Club: Played for Dallas Texans Development Academy as well as Dallas Texans U19 in the ECNL … Scored nine goals and six assists his senior season in the ECNL … Participated in the Dallas Cup three times … Team won the National League Disney Showcase … Team finished runners-up in the 2016 Southern Regional Premier League … Played three years of ODP representing Texas in the Alabama summer regional trials.
Personal: Son of Gordon and Grace Dickson … Intends to major in business … Chose PC for a chance to win a Big South Championship and advance into the NCAA playoffs … Biggest influence on his life is his parents who have supported him since day one.
Gio Enriquez, Midfield, 6’0, 160, Longview HS
High School: Mid-District and Bi-District Champions … Earned Second Team All-District honors his sophomore and junior seasons … First Team All-District as well as Second Team All-State and Academic All-State his senior year … Scored nine goals and nine assists his senior season.
Club: Team won the Region Tournament and finished third in the National Tournament … Frontier Conference Champions …
Personal: Giovanni Enriquez is the son of Jose and Celia Enriquez … Intends to major in business management … Graduated in the top 10% of his class … Chose PC because of a desire to receive a good education and develop as a soccer player in a small school environment … Sees his father as the biggest influence on his life and learned a lot by watching him play soccer on the weekends growing up.
Simen Johansen, Midfield/Defender, 5’11, 165, Loerenskog Videregaende Skole
Club: Played for Lillestroem SK U19 Elite in the Norwegian Premier League … Two-time U19 National Championship Tournament Quarterfinalist … 2018 Norway Cup winners … Team finished in the top-4 of the National Series in 2016 … Selected for the Akershus State team 2014-16 … One of 11 players selected for the Statoil National Talent Camp in 2015-16 … Selected team MVP in 2016.
Personal: Son of Roger Johansen and Lise Mette Karlesen … Undecided upon a major … Father played for the Norwegian National Team … Chose PC to further develop as a soccer player and progress towards a pro career … Biggest influence is his father who taught him to pursue excellence daily while also helping teammates achieve their goals.
Valentin Kliebe, Goalkeeper, 6’3, 202, Northern Michigan
2018: (Northern Michigan) Started 13 of 14 games played, totaling 1295:46 minutes … Allowed 15 goals against with a 1.04 GAA and 67 saves … Ranked #13 in save percentage (.817), #46 in goals against average (1.042) and #45 in saves per game (4.79) … Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week (10/1) with 200 minutes played, 15 saves and a pair of shutouts.
High School: Attended Freiherr-vom-Stein Schule Hessisch Lichtenau.
Personal: Valentin Kliebe is the son of Michael and Christiana Kliebe … Born in Hessisch, Germany … Intends to major in biology … Chose PC for close family environment and a chance to win a Big South Championship while also receiving a great education … Biggest influences on his life was his club coaches back in Germany who engrained in him a desire to work hard and pursue his passion.
Theo Martineau, Defender, 6’0, 165, CNED
Club: Played for Niort and Les Herbiers … Advanced to the U19 playoffs against Lyon.
Personal: Chose PC to discover soccer in the USA with the goal to integrate well and become the best player he can become … Biggest influence on his life has been playing with the club of Chamois Niortais.
Christopher Salamatou, Forward, 5’8, 155, University of Poitiers
Club: Played for Chamois Niortais from age 8-17 … Joined the St. Florent FC U19 team where they reached the 64th Finals of the prestigious Coupe de France (French Cup) and was voted team MVP at the conclusion of the season … Most recently played with FC Chauray (National 3 – CFA2) where, as the youngest player on the roster, he earned seven starts and made 11 appearances.
Cesar Sancho, Defender, 6’2, 174, IES Universidad Laboral
Club: Played for Odelot Toletum in the Province League U19 … Qualified for the league championship and ascended to the National League U19 … Earned C.D. Toledo First Team and Second Team honors … Scored nine goals in 24 games played during the 2016 season.
Personal: Cesar Sancho is the son of Gregorio and Raquel Sancho … Undecided upon a major … Biggest influence on his life is his father who helps in the bad times and enjoys the good ones with him … Chose PC for the family environment and desire to win a Big South championship.
Riky Turcis, Forward, 5’11, 158, St. Louis Community College
2018: (St. Louis CC) Team went 19-4 overall including 4-0 in conference play … Played in 23 games, starting 20, recording a team-high 37 points on 17 goals and three assists … Placed 33 of 36 shots on goal (.917) … Had one game winning goal.
Personal: Riccardo Turcis is the son of Vito and Cristina Turcis … Intends to major in business management … Chose PC for its superior staff and their ability to help him advance as a player, student and person.
Mark Zavalkov, Goalkeeper, 6’2, 175, Mission Viejo HS
High School: Played three seasons … Team made it to the second round of the CIF his sophomore and junior seasons with him playing as a forward … Team made it to the quarterfinals of the CIF his senior year with a record of 9-7-3 with him in goal and the team’s captain his senior year … Three-time Scholar Athlete … First Team All-League, Division I All-CIF Team, First Team All-Orange County, California South All Region and All State his senior year … Collected eight clean sheets and over a 12-game stretch allowed only two goals against 75 saves.
Club: Played for Orange County Galaxy … Made it to the Quarterfinals of the National Cup where they lost to the #1 ranked team … Allowed the fewest goals against in the SCDSL league (2016-17) including six clean sheets.
Personal: Chose PC for its phenomenal soccer program as well as its esteemed Biology Department … Biggest influence on his life was his goalkeeper coach, Johann Noetzel, who told him, “You can’t save every goal in the world, but you can at least try.”