Men's soccer announces 2013 recruiting class

Head Coach Ryan Anatol

July 17, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook men's soccer coach Ryan Anatol has announced his recruiting class of 2013, featuring 12 newcomers that will suit up for the Seawolves this coming fall. The class features three transfers and nine freshmen, representing three different U.S. states and five different countries.

"My staff and I are very excited to welcome this group of student-athletes to our program," Anatol said. "This is a talented group of student-athletes with strong character, and they will leave their mark on our program. We look forward to working with them and helping them develop during their time here at Stony Brook University."

The 12 newcomers will join 15 returning letterwinners from last season's team that was 11-6-1 overall and 4-3-0 in America East. The Seawolves have won 10-plus games in each of their seasons under Anatol and, in 2012, finished with the highest NCAA RPI in program history. Stony Brook will kick off the 2013 season at home against Sacred Heart on Friday, Aug. 30 at LaValle Stadium.

Stony Brook expects to release a few more members of this recruiting class in the upcoming weeks.

2013 Stony Brook Men's Soccer Recruiting Class

Jeffrey Medina (Brentwood, N.Y.)
Freshman  •  6-0  •  Defender

  • Named 2012-2013 Gatorade State Player of the Year for New York
  • Member of the 2013 USSDA Finals Week Team Albertson SC
  • Teammate of fellow Seawolves recruit Junior Rosero with Albertson
  • Also played with Brentwood High School and captained the team to the 2012 State Championship Game and a 22-1 record
  • 2012 NSCAA All-American and competed in the 2012 High School All-American Game

Mario Mesen (Brujas, Costa Rica)
Sophomore  •  5-11  •  Defender

  • Transfer from South Florida
  • Appeared in 13 games in his lone season at USF, scoring one goal
  • Played the entire 110 minutes in the NCAA Tournament first-round overtime game vs. Florida Gulf Coast
  • Prior to USF, was a member of the Costa Rican U-17 National Team



Jason Orban (Manorville, N.Y.)
Redshirt Freshman  •  5-10  •  Goalkeeper

  • Transfer from Hartford where he redshirted his freshman campaign in 2012
  • Played at Commack SC and Eastport South Manor Junior-Senior High School 
  • Also a member of the Region 1 ODP Team

Kofi Ramirez Osei-Tutu (Trondheim, Norway)
Freshman  •  6-0  •  Defender

  • Played with Rosenborg BK and won 2 U19 National Championships
  • Competed with Rosenborg at the Next Gen Series, the “European Champions League” of U19 soccer
  • Rosenborg won its group that included Liverpool, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund
  • Advanced to the round of 16 before losing to Juventus.

Junior Rosero (West Islip, N.Y.)
Freshman  •  5-11  •  Forward

  • Teammate of fellow Seawolves recruit Jeffrey Medina with USSDA Albertson SC
  • Also played with John the Baptist High School
  • Named to the USSDA All East Conference Starting XI for 2011-12 season
  • Ranked the No. 10 recruit in the state of New York by
  • Named NSCAA first team All-New York and All-Region as a junior

Leonardo Rubio (Liverpool, N.Y.)
Freshman  •  5-10  •  Midfielder

  • Member of Revolution Empire SC and Liverpool High School
  • Competed with the Region I ODP team from 2011-2013
  • 2012 CNYCL Player of the Year and NSCAA All-State and All-Region teams

Favio Sbarra (Caracas, Venezuela)
Freshman  •  5-10  •  Midfielder

  • Played with Caracas FC, captaining the U-20 squad during the 2012-2013 season
  • Attended Santo Tomas De Villanueva High School

Tavares Thompson (Kingston, Jamaica)
Freshman  •  6-0  •  Defender

  • Played with Cavalier FC and St. George’s High School
  • St George's won the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield Trophies (National Champions) in 2009, 2011 & 2012
  • Also a member of the Jamaican U-20 National team

Jorge Torres (Miami, Fla.)
Freshman  •  5-11  •  Midfielder

  • Attended Sunset High School and competed with USSDA Kendall SC
  • Led Kendall to the 2013 playoffs
  • Named to the USSDA All South Conference Starting XI for the 2011-12 season
  • Also named USSDA Player of the week for the week of January 31, 2013. 
  • Ranked as the No. 75 recruit in the country and the No. 4 player in the Florida Region by

Rodrigo Uriarte (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Freshman  •  5-10  •  Defender

  • Attended Pinnacle High School and was a member of USSDA RSL-AZ that placed third in the U16 Finals Week in 2011
  • Prior to RSL competed with the Region IV ODP team

Jevaughn Vance (Arima, Trinidad)
Junior  •  5-8  •  Midfielder

  • Transfer from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas
  • At WBU, competed in 33 games and scored 13 goals and tallied seven assists in two seasons. 
  • Named to the All-Sooner Athletic Conference team both years
  • Prior to WBU, was a member of the Trinidad and Tobago National U-23 team. 
  • Named SSFL Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Midfielder in 2009 while leading St. Augustine to a National Championship

Fernando Wadskier (Valencia, Venezuela)
Freshman  •  6-3  •  Forward

  • Member of Deportiva Tachira
  • Also competed with Carabobo FC
  • Was a member of the Venezuela U-20 National team from 2011-2012