Georgetown University Head Men's Soccer Coach Brian Wiese announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play on the Hilltop on Wednesday. The Class of 2022 boasts some of the top talent from across the country to join the Hoyas who are the reigning BIG EAST Conference champions.
"We graduated a small number of players from last season, so we needed a small and specific group to come in to replace them," said Wiese. "This four-member recruiting class is a highly-competitive group, and will complement our returning squad nicely. We are thrilled to welcome them to the Georgetown soccer family."
San Diego, Calif./St. Augustine/Nomads SC
Prior to Georgetown: Played his freshman season at St. Augustine, starting and earning a varsity letter ... A member of Surf Soccer Club ... Started all four years ... Team won the 2015 West Regional title ... A four-year First Honors awardee ... A Peer Math tutor and member of FIFA for Orphans, Habitat for Humanity and Mathnasium tutors ... Mother, Melissa Purcell, attended Georgetown and her family has a long history at the University.
Wiese on DaLuz: Joe was a revelation during our camp with his touch and passing ability. He has the versatility to play a lot of positions, but could eventually settle in as a special left back.
DaLuz on Georgetown: I am excited to be joining the Hoya soccer team and to have the opportunity to play for such a great school and top soccer program. I'm grateful for the opportunity and look forward to working with Coach Wiese and staff. My mom, uncles and aunt are Hoyas - so it makes me especially excited to continue the family tradition.
Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman/Ohio Premier
Prior to Georgetown: A four-year starter and two-year captain at Dublin Coffman High School ... Named Mr. Soccer Ohio, the Ohio Division I Player of the Year, First Team All-State and Ohio Capital Conference District Player of the Year as a senior ... A three-time Golden Boot winner and two time MVP at his high school ... Holds the all-time school scoring record with 84 goals, also tallied 40 assists in his career ... A member of the track & field team ... Played club with Ohio Premier starting all four years and serving as a two-year captain ... Led the National League in scoring for three seasons and named to the USYS Nationals Best XI in 2016 and 2017 ... Team was a national semifinalist in 2016 ... Brother, Matt, plays soccer at Ohio State and father, Dave, played soccer at the University of Cincinnati while mother, Kelsey, played softball at Northern Kentucky University.
Wiese on Kiley: Luke is a really athletic, attacking player with great scoring ability. I can see him playing up front or in the flanks for us where his speed and strength will cause opponents problems.
Kiley on Georgetown: Signing for Georgetown is a big step forward in my soccer career as well as my life. I get to play the sport I love for four more years and study at one of the best institutions in the country.
Piscataway, N.J./Saint Joseph/PDA
Prior to Georgetown: Played one season of high school soccer at Saint Joseph, starting as a sophomore ... Club team, PDA, ranked among the top 15 in the nation in his final seasons with the program ... Among the top 10 scorers in the USSDA in 2016-17 with 21 goals ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Won the French Award and a member of the Principal's List every semester of high school.
Wiese on Riviere: Zach has consistently been one of the top goal scorers in the Development Academy. His ability to play and think in combination is excellent, and his nose for the goal is as good as anyone out there.
Riviere on Georgetown: I'm thrilled to be signing and joining the historic Georgetown soccer program. It's truly an honor playing in the same colors as so many great players that have come before me. Looking forward to these next four years.
Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls/Crew SC Academy
Prior to Georgetown: A four-year starter and two-year captain for the Crew SC Academy ... Team made the USSDA Playoffs in 2015 and 2016 ... Has trained with the U.S. Men's National Team ... Brother, Aaron, plays baseball at John Carroll University.
Wiese on Zawadzki: Sean is a prototypical Georgetown player. He solves the game with simple decisions and thinking quickly. He'll play as a center midfielder in our system.
Zawadzki on Georgetown: Being a school that values both academics and athletics is pretty special, and to me, that's what made this decision the right one.