EFSC Players Sign To Play In NCAA Division I and II
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // February 5, 2015
'outstanding young men and we wish them nothing but the best'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Three Eastern Florida State College men’s soccer players signed NCAA Division I scholarships on Wednesday’s National Signing Day and two signed to play at the NCAA Division II level.
All three Division I signees were members of Eastern Florida’s standout back line and all three earned All-American honors.
Sophomore Kyle Carr of Indialantic, Florida, Melbourne High and Taylor University, signed with Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia.
Sophomore Ivan Magalhaes of Sao Paolo, Brazil and Joao XXIII School signed with the University of Maryland.
Sophomore Keenan King of Boynton Beach, Florida and Boynton Beach High, signed with Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan.
Carr was an NJCAA Division I first-team All-American for the 2014 season. He played one season at Eastern Florida.
“Having three of our players commit to Division I and Division II certainly speaks to their quality both on and off the field,” said Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twelvetrees. “All are outstanding young men and we wish them nothing but the best.
“Their signings also raise the visibility of our program at Eastern Florida and will help us continue to draw top-level talent.”
Magalhaes was a 2013 NJCAA first-team selection and a 2014 second-team selection for both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and NJCAA.
King was a 2013 NSCAA second-team selection.
Signing to play with NCAA Division II Palm Beach Atlantic were sophomore midfielder Farias Juarez from Alajuela, Costa Rica and Colegio Redentorista San Alfonso and freshman forward Cleef Desir from La Plaine, Haiti, Ocoee, Florida and Golden Gate High.
Eastern Florida has now placed four players at the NCAA Division I level and four at the Division II level in just two years as a program.