Men's soccer adds four to 2013 recruiting class

Head Coach Ryan Anatol

Aug. 9, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook men's soccer head coach Ryan Anatol has announced the addition of four freshmen to his recruiting class of 2013. All four will report along with the rest of the Seawolves next Tuesday as the team opens preseason training.

"We are very pleased with the addition of these student-athletes to our recruiting class and program," Anatol said. "We expect them all to add to the competition we have within our team and continue to raise the bar for this program."

The four join 12 other newcomers that were previously announced on July 17. They will combine with 11 returning letterwinners to make up the 2013 Seawolves squad that will look to improve upon last season's 11-6-1 record that led to the program's best-ever NCAA RPI of 55. Stony Brook will kick off the 2013 season at home against Sacred Heart on Friday, Aug. 30 at LaValle Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Dario Vanegas (Miami, Fla.)
Freshman  •  5-5  •  Midfielder

  • Played at Ferguson Senior High School in 2011-12 and South Miami Senior High School in 2012-13
  • Also played for the Kendall Soccer Coalition
  • Miami Herald All-Dade first team in 2011-12 after leading Ferguson to conference championship and regional finals; scored 19 goals and 10 assists
  • Top scorer for Kendall Coalition's U-17 team with 15 goals in 2010

Michael Nastu (Monroe, N.Y.)
Freshman  •   5-11  •   Defender

  • Played soccer at Monroe Woodbury High School
  • Captained Monroe Woodbury his senior year and was named team MVP
  • 2012 All-State and All-Section IX team in 2012
  • Also a member of the U-18 Met Oval Academy in 2012-13

Tom McMahon (Nassau Bay, Texas)
Freshman  •  6-2  •   Goalkeeper

  • Attended Clear Creek High School and lettered three years and captained team his junior and senior seasons
  • Also played on the Eclipse Soccer Club
  • 24-5A District Goalkeeper of the Year and Galveston County Goalkeeper of the Year in 2012
  • All-District first team as a forward in 2013
  • With Eclipse 94, was a U.S. Club Soccer national finalist in 2011
  • With Eclipse 95, won the 2011 U-16 Donosti Cup Champions, the first-ever U.S. team to win the tournament



Eduardo Valle (Miami, Fla.)
Freshman  •  5-10  •   Defender/Midfielder

  • Attended Belen Jesuit and was All-State as a senior in 2012-13
  • Also competed in National League, Region 3 Premier League, and won a State Cup with SAA Real Madrid Miami
  • Played and won a tournament with AD Belen’s U-17 Team in Costa Rica (2012 Costa Rica national champion)