[UC IRVINE MEN]UC Irvine, which won back-to-back Big West titles, has signed 10 players, including JC All-American Bello Alhassan, in what is one of the best recruiting classes the Anteaters have ever assembled.
"We are prepared to continue the tradition of excellence with the men's soccer program at UC Irvine," said Coach George Kuntz. "This class is one of the best recruiting classes in the nation this year and one of the best we have had during my 15 years here at the University of California, Irvine."
Alhassan, native of Ghana, was starred for Arizona Western College. Two other JC standouts headed to UCI are Christian Hernandez and Miguel Ibarra from California's Taft College.
UC IRVINE RECRUITS:
Yussif "Bello" Alhassan - JR - Midfielder - Ghana/Arizona Western College
Marco Franco - FR - Defender/Midfielder - Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills HS
Christian Hernandez - JR - Forward/Midfielder - Palmdale, Calif./Taft College
Miguel Ibarra - JR - Forward/Midfielder - Lancaster, Calif./Taft College
Albert Lopez - SO - Midfielder - Poway, Calif./Orange Glen HS
Dennis Martinez - FR - Midfielder/Forward - Palmdale, Calif./Knight HS
Enrique "Titi" Ruiz - FR - Forward/Midfielder - Los Angeles, Calif./Hamilton HS
Israel Sandoval - FR - Forward - Sherman Oaks, Calif./Sherman Oaks CES
Christopher Santana - FR - Forward - Bishop, Calif./Bishop Union HS
Joel vom Dorp - FR - Defender - Stockholm, Sweden/Enskilda Gymnasiet