UP signs No. 1 rated men's soccer recruiting class

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The University of Portland men's soccer team is getting quite the recruiting boost next year -- the best in the country, actually. 

The Pilots' 2018 recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the nation, according to Top Drawer Soccer. Five of the 7 incoming freshman were featured in the outlet's top-100 rankings. 

“I’m very excited about this 2018 recruiting class as we have worked diligently to attract talented student-athletes from around the country,” said head coach Nick Carlin-Voigt said. “We have added young men with great character, elite soccer pedigrees and a very strong commitment to academic excellence that will fit well into our institutional mission."

Two transfers were also signed in this year's class. More signees are expected to be announced in upcoming weeks, according to the school. 

Defender/midfielder Jake Arteaga (Glendora, California) was the top-rated recruit in the class. Top Drawer had him No. 14 in the country while College Soccer News rated him as the No. 9 recruit.

“Jake is a player I immediately wanted to bring to Portland," said Carlin-Voight, "as I appreciated his technical ability and calmness on the ball."

You can learn more about the full signing class here.

 


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