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:
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."
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."
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."
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."