RUTHERFORD, N.J. – As the Felician College men's soccer team opened regular-season play on Labor Day Weekend, it debuted six true freshmen. Four of the recent high-school graduates signed national letters of intent to continue their careers with head coach Simon Nee and the Golden Falcons.
Stephen Bray (Cricklade, England/Cirencester College) is a 5-foot-10, 172-pound defender from Cricklane, England. He was a two-time Players' Player of the Year at Cirencester College. He played for Swindon Town FC from the ages of 8-16. Bray expects to major in history at Felician.
Danny Hoyos (Perth Amboy, NJ/Perth Amboy) was a 2010 third-team all-state center midfielder at Perth Amboy High. The 5-foot-9, 148-pounder played club soccer with NJSA 04. He is undecided on a major course of study.
Rafal Krauze (Randolph, NJ/Randolph) is a 6-foot-2, 178-pound goalkeeper who attended Randolph High. He won a Potomac Cup championship with the New Jersey Olympic Development Program, and played at the club level with the Parsippany Wolves and the Morris County Colonials. He is undecided on a major.
Keleenna Onyeaka (Birmingham, England/Solihull Sixth Form College) captained Solihull Sixth Form to third place in the British Colleges Premier League. He represented the West Midlands region nine times, reaching the semifinals of the National County Cup. He will study business administration
Felician, a member of NCAA Division II, plays in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcons are coming off of a 4-12-1 won-lost-tied record in 2010 and a tie for ninth place in the CACC.