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Wildcats Set to Welcome Four Signees for 2012
Villanova head coach Tom Carlin

May 4, 2012

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Four student-athletes have inked national letters of intent to enroll at Villanova this fall and comprise the men's soccer class of 2016, it was announced today.

"After only graduating three seniors from last year's Big East Semi-Final team, we believe this 2012 class fills very specific needs for our team," stated head coach Tom Carlin. "We are certainly excited to welcome them to the Villanova family and expect them to make immediate contributions both on and off the field."

Included in the group that will enroll at Villanova this fall and be freshmen in 2012 are:

Damilola Adetola

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Bowie, MDM

High School: Bowie High School, MD

Club: D.C. United U18 Development Academy

• Captain of 2011 Maryland State Championship Team

• 2011 & 2012 All-County First Team

• 2008 ODP Regional Team

Carlin on Adetola: "Dami is a player we believe has great potential. He is a flank player that possesses great pace and a relentless attitude to take people on. He has been on championship level teams throughout his career and knows how to win. We look forward to that winning attitude coming to the Main Line."

Sean Sheridan

Position: Midfielder

Hometown: Levittown, PA

High School: Neshaminy High School, NJ

Club: New York Red Bulls U18 Development Academy

• 2011 NSCAA Regional All-American

• 2011 Pennsylvania All-State Team

• 2009 Super Y ID2 ODP National Top 18

Carlin on Sheridan: "Sean has Villanova written all over him and is a player we immediately identified in the recruiting process. He is a great player, but most importantly a great student, person, and he comes from a great family. We look at Sean as a versatile piece to our team who will be able to step in and play multiple positions."

Liam Callahan

Position: Defense

Hometown: Amherst, NY

High School: Sweet Home High School, NY



Club: Empire United U18 Development Academy

• #16 Ranked Player in New York by TopDrawerSoccer

• USSF National Market Training Center - East Coast

• USSF Development Academy Player of the Week - April 26, 2011

• USSF Development Academy 2010 Spring Showcase Select Team

Carlin on Callahan: "Liam is a tough-as-nails left sided defender who fits into our team perfectly. He is one the most competitive young men we have ever recruited, and his determination to improve every day will continually push this program forward."

Casey DeFluri

Position: Goalkeeper

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

High School: Seton Hall Prep, NJ

Club: PDA U18 Development Academy

• 2011 New Jersey Second Team All-State

• 2011 First Team County and Conference

• 2009 & 2010 NJ Star Ledger Players to Watch

• 2009 National SYL ODP Select Team

Carlin on DeFluri: "Casey comes from a great high school program and club program following in the same footsteps of many other current and former Villanova players. He is consistent in the goal, makes saves look effortless, and always has the respect of his teammates. We look forward to him continuing the tradition of great Villanova players who have come from Seton Hall Prep and PDA."