Railsplitters Announce Three More Additions For 2012 Campaign
February 22, 2012
HARROGATE, TN -- The Lincoln Memorial University men's soccer team announced the second group of additions for the 2012 season on Wednesday afternoon.
Marcel Barwanietz, a 6'1" goal keeper, comes to the Railsplitters by way of Berlin, Germany and Carl Friedrich Von Siemens High School. Barwanietz brings a deep resume to the Railsplitters as he amassed impressive numbers during his stay at Coffeyville Community College. In his stint, Barwanietz held a 0.61 goals against average, posted 12 shutouts in 17 games, and was ranked as one of the top 15 goal keepers in the nation. He helped lead his team to a conference championship as he was named First Team All-Jayhawk Conference and All-Region 6. He was also a member of the SC Staaken club team. Barwanietz participated in trials at Queens Park Ranger for the English Premier League.
Barwanietz plans on majoring in Business at Lincoln Memorial University. He is the son of Franzel and Cordula Barwanietz.
Regarding Marcel, LMU head soccer coach Helio D'Anna stated, "Marcel is athletic and has excellent reflexes. He is a vocal keeper and has very strong leadership skills. He is obsessive in training, always wanting to do more. He will do great things for us."
Pedro Villa will also be joining the Railsplitters for the 2012 campaign. Villa, a 5'9" midfielder, is a product of New Braunfels, Texas and Canyon High School. This past season at Canyon High, Villa notched an astounding 28 goals and 22 assists while being named 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-County, and San Antonio Express-News Player of the Week on several occasions. Villa played for the NBFC Premier club team and he led them to a Texas State runner-up.
Villa plans on majoring in Biology at Lincoln Memorial University. He is the son of Pedro and Maria Villa.
"Pedro is a hard worker with a great attitude," states Canyon High soccer coach Rob Rush. "He has been a starter since his freshman year and became a captain his junior and senior years."
Regarding Pedro, coach D'Anna commented, "Pedro is technical and skilled. As a true lefty, he can do well in the flank play. He does know how to finish and can add assists to his production."
Tony Garibaldi, a transfer from Lipscomb University, has also been added to the roster for the 2012 season. Garibaldi, a 5'9" midfielder from McMinnville, Tennessee brings a strong athletic background. At Warren County High School, Garibaldi was named the District MVP, received All-District honors, was named a team captain. In his best statistical season, he poured in 25 goals. Along with four years lettering in soccer, Garibaldi lettered four years in football. He was also a member of the Cookeville club team where he won the Division II State Championship in 2006.
Garibaldi will major in Business at Lincoln Memorial. He is the son of Roberto and Isabel Garibaldi.
Regarding Tony, coach D'Anna said, "Tony is strong and skilled midfielder. He has a tremendous shot with either foot and can score and make plays. When on top of his fitness, he can be a great threat."
The Railsplitters will continue to make further announcements in the coming weeks regarding their recruiting class as they prepare for the 2012 season. Stay up to date on www.LMURailsplitters.com.