LeBlanc signs four commits
Published: Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 23:02
West Virginia men's soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc looked east for his newest recruiting class, which is led by two New Jersey commitments.
The Mountaineers signed the eighth- and 12th-ranked New Jersey soccer players for the 2011 class according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Forward Ryan Morris from Freehold, N.J., and defender Paul Ehrenworth from Cranbury, N.J., signed letters of intent to play for the Mountaineers in 2011.
Morris, at 5-foot-5, 135 pounds, helped his high school team win the 2010 Central Jersey Group IV State Championship and the 2008 Shore Conference Championship. He was named first team all-division, all-county, all-conference and all-state in 2010. He was also named Freehold Township's Offensive Player of the Year.
At the club level, Morris played for the NJSA 04 Academy in 2009-10 and was the team's leading scorer with 12 goals. He was named the National Academy Player of the Week in April 2010, as well. He was named the MVP of the WVU summer soccer camp and was one of 32 players selected to play in the 2010 New York Red Bulls High School Cup.
Ehrenworth, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound defender, was a three-year starter at Princeton High School and a one-year starter at The Hun School of Princeton. He led Princeton High to county championships in 2008 and 2009 with game-winning goals. He was named all-conference, all-county and all-state, as well.
At the club level, Ehrenworth started at left back with the New York Red Bull Academy for four years. He started against the U.S. Under-17 National Team three times and won a United State Futsal Federation National Championship in 2007.
The other recruit, a three-star prospect according to TopDrawerSoccer.com, is Nicholas Breitsameter. He is a central midfielder from Frederick, Md.
He was a three-year starter for Urbana High School and led his team to the state championship game in 2009 and 2010. He was Frederick county's leading scorer in 2009, was named Frederick News Post Player of the Year the last two years and was on the Washington Post's second team All-Met. He is a two-time all-state, all-county and all-conference player.
At the club level, he played three seasons at the Potomac Academy. He led the team in scoring in 2009-10.
LeBlanc signed Niskayuana, N.Y., defender Ryan Tauss later in the day Wednesday as well. The four-year high school starter, who is 6-foot, 165 pounds, was named a a Suburban Council first-team all-star three times and was an ESPN Rise New York Preseason Starting XI in 2010.
He also had a strong club tenure with the Blackwatch Premier, including a Super Y North American finals appearance in 2006 and 2008.
LeBlanc expects to add more commitments.