|Men's soccer announces three commits|
TORONTO- The Ryerson Rams men's soccer team has begun its recruiting season with the commitment of three players who will join the program this upcoming fall.
Montreal native Nick de Grave is a 2011 OFSAA silver-medalist, a 2010 OYSL and Ontario Cup champion, and has also garnered several tournament titles over his high-school and club career. The SC Waterloo player from Our Lady of Lourdes C.H.S. is a former district MVP and will be studying hospitality and tourism management in the fall.
"In trying to balance my soccer career evenly with my education, Ryerson just made sense and gave me the best of both worlds," said de Grave. "I like style of play, the players and the coaching staff. I was made to feel welcome as soon as I showed interest in the university. I have only heard great things about the Ted Rogers School of Business and I have found a program that suits me and that I believe I can excel in. I love the downtown atmosphere and the feeling of having a small community within a large city."
Adam Toneguzzo from Woodbridge, Ont. is a member of the Glen Shields Soccer Club. The multi-sport talent has captained his club over the past six seasons, and is a 2007 CSL division winner. A product of St. Thomas of Villanova C.S.S., Toneguzzo was named the most valuable player of the school's soccer and volleyball teams, and will be enrolling in the business management program at Ryerson.
"I chose Ryerson to pursue my athletic career because first and foremost the coaches put in 100% of their time and effort which gives me the best opportunity to improve and continue my soccer career," explained Toneguzzo. "I believe that there is a very competitive atmosphere within the players and coaches which is very important to me. It will allow me to train my hardest every day and improve my game in order to win a spot on the roster. I chose Ryerson to pursue my academic career because it is a very competitive program to get into as it has been getting a lot of good feedback over the last couple years. I believe that I will be able to get the best experience possible here at Ryerson."
"Adam possesses the three qualities we look for in potential players; leadership, talent and a strong work ethic," said Associate Coach Filip Prostran.
City native Luka Glogovac Lee is a product of the Toronto Lynx, and was a runner-up at the U-20 USL North American finals in 2011. Coming out of Oakwood Collegiate Institute, Lee is looking forward to beginning his university career in the heart of downtown.
"I choose to play with the Ryerson Rams because of the knowledgeable and experienced coaching staff along with a great team atmosphere," said Lee. "Academically, Ryerson was my first choice because of the vibrant downtown campus and because of the large number of courses offered to an arts student."
"We as a coaching staff feel Luka has the passion and determination necessary to succeed at the university level," said Prostran.