Railsplitter Men's Soccer Finalizes 2010 Season Roster
April 26, 2010
HARROGATE, TN - Lincoln Memorial University Head Soccer Coach Helio D'Anna announced Monday afternoon the final signees for the men's soccer program and the 2010 fall season. Paul Keeling, Andrew Sullivan, Hayden O'Kelly and Callum Home are the latest additions to the Railsplitter program.
Keeling, a 5'11" 170 lb. goalkeeper from Retfortd, England comes to the Railsplitter soccer program from the University of Lincoln (England) and will enter the program as a graduate student in the MBA program with one year of eligibility remaining. Keeling's soccer experience includes, playing for the Retford United Football Club and Tuxford High School where he was captain, all-region and appeared in the national tournament once.
"Paul is very athletic, a fantastic shot-stopping player and a strong leader on and off the field," said LMU Head Coach Helio D'Anna. "He will be a great addition to the Railsplitter program."
Andrew Sullivan is a 5'9" forward/midfielder from Knoxville, Tennessee. A product of Bearden High School, Sullivan was a 2007 state finalist and 2009 state semifinalist with Bearden High School. From 2003 to 2008 he played for the Knoxville Crush Football Club and led them in scoring in 2008. In 2009 he played for FC Alliance Soccer Club were he won the 2009 state title and the Disney Cup Championship.
"Andy is an excellent student-athlete and great potential college player," said D'Anna. "He is athletic, hard-working, and has demonstrated incredible movement in his high school career. We are very happy to have him join our team."
Hayden O'Kelly comes to the Railsplitter soccer program from Campbell, Austrailia and Radford High School. A 5'10" 155 lb. midfielder, O'Kelly was a member of the Woden Valley Football Club and a member of the U/20 state soccer team (ACT Rockets) and Winner Capital Football Summer U/19 competition. Hayden will be majoring in Economics/Finance while attending Lincoln Memorial University.
"Hayden is a very good multi-sport athlete," says D'Anna. "He excells in soccer as well as in track and field. He is a phenomenal student and person of excellence and will bring a new flavor to the roster."
Coach D'Anna's final addition to the roster is Callum Home of East Kilbride, Scotland. A 6'0" 175 lb. defender, Home played club soccer for the Rolls Royce AFC as well as the Westwood Rovers. He was also a member of Youth Development of Aberdeen in Scotland.
"Callum is a strong and technically gifted central defender with good mobility in the back line," said former Coach Andrew Kean. "He caught my eye with his distribution and ability in the air. Callum is a very bright lad and someone that i would expect to develop into a very good central defender at the college level."
These four young men will help to replace five graduating seniors from a team that finished the 2009 fall season with a 10-5-1 season record while earning their third consecutive trip to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament.