Missouri State has announced that head coach Jon Leamy has added six commitments from players to join the program for the 2010 season.
"We've got a diverse group of guys coming in that can play a variety of positions on the pitch," said head coach Jon Leamy. "It's a good group of guys that will fit our needs as we move towards the fall season."
2010 Men's Soccer Commitments:
Cole Alexander, Elverta, Calif. (Oakmont High)
Alexander was a four-year starter at forward for Oakmont High. He tallied 16 goals and five assists during his senior year to finish second in the league in scoring and earn all-league first team accolades. During his junior season, he scored six goals and five assists after missing half of the season due to injury. His efforts still earned him all-league second team honors as his team finished second in the sectional championships. His sophomore campaign produced a 10-goal, three-assist output to earn all-league first team and finish second in league scoring. He led his club team, San Juan U-17, to the Surf Cup, Phoenix President's Cup, and Nomad's Championships in 2008, lifting the squad to a No. 3 national ranking. Alexander also played football his senior and freshman years earning the Viking Pride Award during his first season.
Matt Bray, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North High)
Bray enters his senior season for head coach Tom Pecore with one year of playing time at Putnam City North. He joined the Panthers for his junior campaign after being homeschooled to that point. During his junior season, he was named team captain and impact player of the year in leading his team to an undefeated regular season for the first time in school history. Putnam City North reached the state quarterfinals and Bray earned all-district and all-conference honors for his play. Bray also played for club team OFC 92 and led them to the Oklahoma state championship and the regional semifinals in 2009.
Steven Groh, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Putnam City North High)
Groh enters his senior season with three years on the pitch for head coach Tom Pecore at Putnam City North. He has recorded a goal and an assist in each of the past two seasons while leading the Panthers to the state quarterfinals both years. During his junior season, his team went 14-2, winning the conference and district titles. Groh was named to the All-Metro Conference team, The Oklahoman second team and all-Tribune first team his sophomore season. His freshman campaign, he scored five goals, a school record for a freshman on the varsity squad, to earn All-Metro Conference first team honors. His team reached the state finals his freshman season before falling in a shootout.
Andrew Riggs, St. Peters, Mo. (Fort Zumwalt South High)
Riggs has been a four-year starter in goal for Fort Zumwalt South High. During his senior season, he broke the school record for career shutouts (39). He earned Gateway Athletic Conference South Player of the Year accolades and was named Missouri Class 3 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2009. He was also named to the first-team all-state, all-metro and all-conference teams during that senior campaign. His junior year, Riggs was named second-team all-conference while leading his team to the conference title and a Top-10 ranking among large schools in the St. Louis area. He led his team to the district championship during his sophomore season and was named all-conference honorable mention. Off the field, Riggs was named to the academic all-conference squad each of the past three years. He also started for the basketball team all four years. He is the brother of current MSU goalkeeper, Alex Riggs.
Callen Roselieb, Downers Grove, Ill. (Downers Grove South High)
Roselieb was a four-year starter for the Mustangs at Downers Grove South. He helped his team to a conference title during his senior campaign while serving as the team captain. He received all-conference, all-sectional, Great Midwest Classic all-tournament honors, as well as, Gatorade Player of the Year accolades. Roselieb played for the Chicago Fire juniors and led that squad to the regional and state cup finals. During his junior season, he was named Gatorade Player of the Year for Downers Grove South and helped his team to a regional championship and the sectional finals.
Tyler Vieth, Evansville, Ind. (Evansville Memorial High)
Vieth was a four-year performer for head coach Bill Vieth at Evansville Memorial. He helped the Tigers to a 65-game unbeaten streak from 2007-2009, including two state championships. Vieth recorded 26 assists during his senior season en route to all-city, all-conference and all-state first team honors. During his junior campaign, he also earned all-city, all-conference and all-state first team while leading the 23-0-2 squad to the state title and a No. 2 national ranking. His sophomore season also yielded a 23-0-2 record, a state title and a No. 1 national ranking, while his freshman team went 19-2-2 to reach the state final four. Evansville Memorial was a combined 84-5-6 during the four seasons Vieth played. He also played for club team FC Evansville which won the Indiana State Cup in 2009. Vieth's father and grandfather played soccer at Saint Louis University from 1982-1985 and 1961-1963, respectively.