2013 Carolina Dynamo
Mahdi Ali -- Defender -- UNC Greensboro/Senior
Hometown: Helsinki, Finland
Club: Vuosaaren Lukio
Mahdi joins the Dynamo for his first season. During his first three seasons at UNC-G,
Mahdi has started all 56 games the Spartans have had, as a freshman; Ali earned a spot on the Southern Conference All-freshman
team, and All-Tournament Team.
James Brace -- Midfielder -- Elon/Sophomore
Hometown: Hartlepool, England High School/Club:
High Tunstall/Sunderland AFC
James joins the Dynamo for his first season.
As a freshman at Elon, James started three of the 22 matches he appeared in and tallied three assists.
Before arriving at Elon, Brace was a member of the Sunderland AFC Youth Academy.
-- Midfielder -- UNC Charlotte/Freshman
Hometown: High Point, NC
High School/Club: Wesleyan Christian Academy/NC Fusion Academy
Brandt joins the Dynamo for his first
season. While at Wesleyan Christian Academy, Brandt was named All-Conference three times, NCISAA All-State
twice, NCSCA and NSCAA All-Region twice and NSCAA All-America as a senior. Bronico captained his NC Fusion
-- Defender -- UNC Chapel Hill/Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, NC High School/Club: Greensboro Day/NC Fusion Academy
the Dynamo for his third season. During his first two seasons with the Dynamo, Jonathan has appeared in 15 matches, scoring
one goal while assisting on another from the center back position. This past season with the Tar Heels,
Campbell was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team, 3rd Team NSCAA All-South Region Team and 1st Team Freshman
All-American Team by CollegeSoccernews.com, after appearing in all 23 matches while scoring one goal and assisting on another.
Campbell was named the 2011 North Carolina State Player of the Year and earned NSCAA All-America honors.
He received NSCAA All-South region honors three times and was a four-time all-state selection, four-time all-conference
selection and three-time PACIS Player of the Year honoree. Campbell was also a member of the US U-18 National
Team and participated in the U-19 Stuttgart Junior Cup.
Sean Davis -- Midfielder -- Duke/Junior
Hometown: Holmdel, NJ High School/Club: Holmdel H.S./New York Red
Sean joins the Dynamo for his first season. During his first two seasons at Duke, Davis has seen
action in 30 matches scoring one goal and four assists. Sean was named to the All-ACC Academic Team this past season.
As a member of the NY Red Bulls Academy Sean, was named a NSCAA Youth All-American in 2009 &
2010, and was selected to the Parade All-American Team in 2010. Davis was rated the #3 recruit nationally
by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Sean spent three semesters in the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program, and played
for the U-15, U-17 & U-18 USMNT.
Austin Dunker -- Defender -- Elon/Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC High School/Club:
Southeast Guilford H.S./NC Fusion Academy
Austin joins the Dynamo for his
second season. Last season with the Dynamo, Dunker appeared in 15 matches as a left back and tallied one
assist. During his first two seasons at Elon, Austin started 39 of 41 matches as a left back for the Phoenix,
and was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team his first season. While at Southeast high School, Dunker was named
All-Conference and All-Region three times. In 2011, Austin was named the 14th best player in the South Atlantic
Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2009.
Kevin Durand -- Midfielder -- Lander/Sophomore
Hometown: Rennes, France High School/Club:
Kevin joins the Dynamo for his first season. As a freshman at Lander, Kevin started all 16 matches
he appeared in, and the led the team in assists with 12 and tied for the lead in points with 24 after adding another six goals.
Durand was named to the 2nd Team All-Peach Belt Conference and Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team for
Nat Egglseton -- Defender -- Duke/Junior
Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD High School/Club: Georgetown Prep/DC United Academy
Nat joins the Dynamo for his first season. During his first two seasons at Duke, Eggleston has twice
been named All-ACC Academic Team, and has appeared in 40 matches notching three goals with two assists. Nat
was a member of the U-18 USMNT as a standout with both the DC United and Potomac Academy teams. Eggleston was the 35th
ranked player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com’s 2011 class.
Holden Fender -- Midfielder -- NC
Hometown: Marietta, GA High School/Club: George Walton H.S./Concorde Fire
Holden joins the Dynamo for his first season, after transferring to NC State from UCLA this past spring.
As a freshman at UCLA, Fender saw action in 14 matches helping lead the Bruins to a Conference Championship.
Holden was a member of both the U-17 U.S. Residency Program and U-19 Indoor National Team and played with the U-20
USMNT in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Prior to entering UCLA, Holden was named 2012 Gatorade Player
of the Year in Georgia and NCSAA All-American in 2011.
Peyton Ford -- Goalkeeper -- UNC Greensboro/Grad
Hometown: Jamestown, NC
High School/Club: Southwest Guilford H.S./Greensboro United
Peyton returns to the Dynamo for his fourth season. Last season with the Dynamo, Ford saw
action in 13 matches posting a 0.77 GAA while leading the Dynamo to the PDL Finals. This past season at
UNC-G, Peyton started all 17 matches for the Spartans and was named 2nd Team All Southern Conference.
As a junior at UNC-G, Ford posted a school-record 0.70 goals-against average while recording nine shutouts in 18 starts,
leading the Spartans to a Southern Conference regular season crown. He was named to the NCCSIA All-State
Team and earned 2nd-team All-SoCon honors, as well as Academic All-Conference team recognition. As a sophomore, Ford started
all 22 games in goal, helping the Spartans to a Southern Conference Title and an NCAA appearance. He made
the 2010 SoCon All-Academic team. His freshman year, Ford played 14 games in goal, leading the Southern Conference with 92
saves. At Southwest Guilford, Peyton was a three-time All-Conference selection, earning All-State honors
as a senior.
Charles Howard -- Midfielder -- Elon/Senior
Hometown: Upper Darby, PA
School/Club: Upper Darby H.S./Lower Merion Velez
joins the Dynamo for his second season. Last season with the Dynamo, Charles saw action in three matches.
This past season with Elon, Howard started 16 of the 22 matches he appeared in, with one assist. Howard transferred
to Elon for the spring season after playing two years at Otero Junior College, where he received Region IX first team honors.
He was a four-year starter for Upper Darby High School, earning first team all-league honors in his final two seasons.
Howard was also a regional All-American as a senior and a two-time team MVP. His Lower Merion Velez club team was a state
cup finalist in 2010 and a state cup champion in 2011.
Sebastien Ibeagha -- Defender -- Duke/Senior
Hometown: Missouri City, TX High School/Club: L. V. Hightower
Sebastien returns to the Dynamo for his third season. Last
season with the Dynamo, Seb appeared in 16 matches leading the Dynamo to the PDL finals while being named to the All-PDL Team
and was one of three finalists for PDL Defender of the Year. This past season at Duke, Ibeagha started
all 18 matches and led the Blue Devils in both points (12) and goals (5) from the center back position. Seb
earned ACC Defender of the Year, NSCAA 1st Team All-South region and was named 2nd Team All-American
by both CollegeSoccernews.com and TopDrawerSoccer.com. He played in 9 matches for the Dynamo in 2011, notching
one assist. As a Sophomore, Ibeagha tallied one goal while helping anchor a Duke defense that posted six shutouts en-route
to an eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance for the Blue Devils. He earned second team All-ACC honors. In 2010, Ibeagha
started 16 games for Duke at center back, helping the Blue Devils to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ibeagha was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team. In 2009,
Sebastien was named Houston Dynamo Academy Player of the year. Ibeagha was selected for the U-15 and U-17
U.S. National Teams, and is a current member of the U-20 U.S. National Team. He also trained with the U-23 U.S. National Team
this past winter.
Hakan Ilhan -- Forward -- UNC Greensboro/Grad
Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany
School/Club: Wirthschafts Gymnasium/Stuttgart Kickers U23
Hakan returns to the Dynamo for his third season. Last
season with the Dynamo, Hakan led the team in points (27) and goals (10), in 18 games while leading the Dynamo to the PDL
Finals. During his senior season at UNC-G, Ilhan led the Spartans in points (21), goals (7) and assists
(7), and was named to the 1st Team All Southern Conference. Hakan was selected as the #8 overall
pick of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft. He tallied a team-leading 22 points for the Dynamo in 2011, scoring
a team-high 10 goals and adding two assists in 11 matches and was named to the All-PDL Eastern Conference Squad. Ilhan helped
lead UNC-G to a Southern Conference regular season title as a junior, seeing action in all 20 matches and pacing the Spartans
with 10 goals and five assists for a team-high 25 points. He earned first-team All-SoCon honors, was named to the NCCSIA All-State
Team and was also a third-team all-region pick. After transferring from the University of Stuttgart to play at UNC-G in 2010,
Ilhan started 21 games, amassing 12 goals and 7 assists earning first team All-Southern Conference honors. He
powered the Spartans to a Southern Conference Title and an NCAA appearance, making the SoCon All-Tournament Team and the NSCAA
All-South Second Team.
Hassan Kouyateh -- Midfielder -- Louisburg/Sophomore
NC High School/Club: Page H.S./NC Fusion Academy
the Dynamo for his first season. As a freshman at Louisburg, Hassan started all 16 games he appeared in
scoring seven goals with 13 assists for a total of 27 points. As part of the NC Fusion Academy, Hassan
helped lead his squad to the National Finals twice including a 3rd place finish in 2012.
Alex Long -- Goalkeeper -- Duke/RS Senior
Hometown: Cary, NC High
School/Club: Green Hope H.S./CASL Chelsea FC
Alex joins the Dynamo for his second season. In 2011 with the Dynamo Alex started six matches and
notched a 1.022 GAA. Prior to transferring to Duke for graduate school, and to finish up his eligibility, Alex started 35
matches for South Carolina. At Green Hope H.S., Long was named a Parade Magazine H.S.
All-American (2009). He was also a NSCAA H.S. All-American (2008) and All-State honoree. Alex
was a member of the US U-18 National Team.
Robbie Lovejoy -- Midfielder -- UNC Chapel Hill/Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School/Club: Page H.S./Triangle United
Robbie returns to the Dynamo for his third season. Last season
Robbie scored a goal in the lone match he appeared for the Dynamo before being sidelined with a hip injury that kept him out
half of his junior season at UNC Chapel Hill. Lovejoy was still able to score five goals with two assists
this past season at UNC in the 11 matches he appeared in. In 2011 with the Dynamo, Robbie tallied five
goals and three assists. Lovejoy started all 26 matches his sophomore season at UNC, scoring seven goals and dishing out five
assists, as the Tar Heels claimed the NCAA College Cup, ACC regular season and tournament titles. He appeared in 12 games
for the Tar Heels in 2010 as a freshman. His season totals, three goals and one assist, helped the Tar
Heels reach the College Cup Semi-Finals. A captain of the Page H.S. team his senior year, Robbie was MVP of the 2009 NCHSAA
State Championship game. A two-time member of the NCHSAA All-State team, he also earned All-District honors
three times and was an All-Region selection.
Daniel Lovitz -- Midfielder -- Elon/Senior
Hometown: Wyndmoor, PA
High School/Club: Germantown Academy/Lower Merion Velez
Daniel joins the Dynamo for his second season.
Last season with the Dynamo, Lovitz 16 games scoring one goal with five assists. Last season at
Elon, Danny started 22 matches, scoring three goals with two assists for the SoCon Champs. During his first
two years at Elon, Lovitz started 34 of 40 matches, notching two goals while assisting on another eight, and earned SoCon
All-Freshman team honors. Lovitz helped lead Germantown Academy to two Inter-Academic League championships
in 2006 and 2009 and was named all-conference as a senior. His Lower Merion Velez club team captured state
cup titles in 2004 and 2008, as well as Region I/Region I Premier League championships in 2008 and finished third at the 2009
Warren Marshall -- Midfielder -- UNC Chapel Hill/Freshman
Hometown: Clemmons, NC
High School/Club: West Forsyth H.S./NC Fusion Academy
Warren joins the Dynamo for his first season. Warren transferred from Forsyth Country Day to West
Forsyth so he could graduate and enroll early at UNC Chapel Hill. Warren was named to both the NSCAA and
Gatorade All-American Teams while at West Forsyth this past season. Playing with the NC Fusion Academy
Marshall was named South Conference Player of the Year this past season.
Alex Martinez -- Midfielder -- NC
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC High School/Club: Northwestern H.S./Discoveries
Alex joins the Dynamo for his first
season. Martinez transferred from High Point to NC State after his sophomore season, and was named 1st
Team All-ACC, NSCAA All-South Region Team last season after leading NC State in points (32), goals (11) and assists
(10). During his two seasons at High Point, Alex appeared in 30 games, scoring 12 goals with 13 assists
and was to the Big South All-Freshman Team. Martinez was named NSCAA High School All-American in 2010 and
was four time All-Region selection while at Northwestern High School.
Sam McBride -- Defender -- Elon/Sophomore
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School/Club: Wesleyan Christian Academy/NC Fusion Academy
Sam joins the Dynamo for his first season. As a freshman at Elon, Sam started 17 of the 20 matches
he appeared in and had one assist and earned SoCon. All-Freshman Team honors. While at Wesleyan Christian
Academy, McBride earned All-State, All-Region and Scholar All-American honors after scoring 30 goals with 25 assists in his
final two seasons.
Tom McCready -- Midfielder -- Limestone/Junior
Hometown: Ellesmere Port, England High School/Club: John Moores University/Everton
Tom joins the Dynamo for his second season. Last season with the Dynamo, Tom appeared in 19 games
and scored six goals. This past season at Limestone, Tom was named to the 1st Team All-Carolinas
Conference and NSCAA 2nd Team All Southeast Region after leading the team in goals (9) and points (23).
As a freshman, Tom started all 16 matches in which he appeared for Limestone College last fall. McCready finished with
four goals and three assists for the Saints. He played for Everton Youth Academy from 2001-09, helping
the team earn a runner-up finish in the Nike Cup Premier League Competition in 2008. McCready was selected to Premier League
Select 11 for the FOCA Bosnia Tournament in 2008. He also played one season with Hibernian FC Youth.
Mamadee Nyepon -- Forward -- High Point/Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
High School/Club: Page H.S./NC Fusion Academy
Mamadee joins the Dynamo for his second season.
Last season, Mamadee scored eight goals with three assists in 20 matches for the Dynamo. This past season
at High Point, Nyepon led the team in points (29), and goals (13), while assisting on three other goals. Mamadee
was named 1st Team All-Big South for his efforts. As a freshman at High Point, Mamadee saw action
in all 21 matches with seven starts for High Point last fall. Nyepon finished third on the team in goals with 5 and also notched
two assists. He was a four-year letter winner at Page High School, where he helped the team win the 2009
4A state championship. Nyepon scored 57 goals in 62 career matches, including 29 goals during his senior campaign to earn
NCHSAA Offensive Player of the Year honors. He was a two-time All-State Selection, two-time All-Region
pick, two-time Conference Player of the Year and three-time All-Conference honoree.
Boyd Okwuonu -- Defender -- UNC Chapel Hill/Junior
Hometown: Edmond, OK
High School/Club: Liberty H.S./FC Dallas
Boyd joins the Dynamo for his second season. Last
season for the Dynamo, Boyd appeared in 8 games after missing part of the season with U-20 USMNT duties. This
past season at Chapel Hill, Okwuonu appeared in 21 matched and was named 1st Team All-ACC, 1st Team
NSCAA All-South and 2nd Team All-American by both CollegeSoccernews.com and TopDrawerSoccer.com. Boyd started nine
of 10 matches this past year for the U-20 USMNT. As a freshman, Okwuonu earned ACC All-Freshman team honors
and helped anchor a Tar Heel defense that amassed 12 shutouts en-route to the ACC regular season, ACC Tournament and NCAA
College Cup crowns. He was a member of the US U-17 squad and participated in the 2011 Northern Ireland
Milk Cup for the US U-18 National Team.
-- Mid./Def. -- UNC Greensboro/Senior
Hometown: Frisco, TX High School/Club: Wakeland H.S./Dallas Texans Academy
joins the Dynamo for his second season. Last season for the Dynamo, Aaron appeared in 15 matches scoring
one goal, while helping to lead the Dynamo to the PDL Finals. So far at UNC-G, Aaron has started 47 of
the 49 matches he’s appeared in recording 8 assists. As a freshman, Reifschneider earned a spot on
the SoCon All-Freshman team and was also named to the SoCon All-Tournament team as the Spartans claimed the title and an NCAA
berth. Reifschneider was a two-time district MVP and a first-team all-state selection at Wakeland High
School, where he also earned all-district honors all four years. He served as captain of his club team, the Dallas Texans
Academy, which won the Disney Showcase five times in his seven seasons, most recently in 2009, as well as a USYS U-17 national
title in 2008.
David Reittinger -- Midfielder -- UNC Greensboro/Junior
NC High School/Club: Northwest Guilford H.S./NC Fusion Academy
David joins the Dynamo for his second season.
Last season with the Dynamo, David appeared in 20 matches, with three goals and one assist. This past season at UNC-G,
Reittinger started 15 of the 17 matches he appeared in. As a freshman, David started all 20 matches for
the Southern Conference regular season champion UNCG Spartans. Reittinger scored two goals and added one assist and earned
SoCon All-Freshman team honors. At Northwest Guilford, he earned all-state honors and Region 7 Player of
the Year accolades as a senior after setting school records with 43 goals and 12 assists. He helped lead Northwest to conference
championships in 2008 and 2010. Reittinger was selected to play for the West squad in the East-West All-Star game and was
named game MVP.
Alec Rotunda -- Midfielder -- Davidson/Sophomore
NC High School/Club: Grimsley H.S./NC Fusion Academy
the Dynamo for his first season. As a freshman at Davidson, Alec saw action in 13 games and scored one
goal. Prior to missing his senior season with an injury, Rotunda was an All-Conference and All-Region selection
from Grimsley High School. Alec played captained the NC Fusion U-18 Academy Team.
Tom Rusling -- Goalkeeper
Hometown: Sheffield, England High School/Club: Sheffield College/Barnsley FC
Tom joins the Dynamo
for his first season, having played with divisional foe the West Virginia Chaos last season. With the Chaos,
Rusling started 13 matches posting a 6-3-3 record. During his first three seasons at Lees-McRae, Rusling
has started every match, twice being named to the NSCAA DII All-Southeast Region Teams, and Carolina All-Conference Teams.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Tom graduated from Sheffield College and played club soccer for Barnsley FC.
Joaquin Serrano -- Midfielder
-- William Carey/Sophomore
Hometown: Soto Del Barco, Spain High School/Club: Universidad de Corona
Joaquin joins the Dynamo
for his first season. This past season at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, Serrano started
eight of the 17 matches he appeared in and scored five goals with five assists. Prior to arriving in the
States, Joaquin was part of Spain’s U-16 National Team, and played his club soccer with both Deportivo de La Corunha
and Sporting de Gijon.
Clément Simonin -- Defender
-- NC State/Junior
Hometown: Lorient, France High
Clément joins the Dynamo for his second season. Last
season with the Dynamo, Clément saw action
in 16 matches helping lead the Dynamo to the PDL finals. At Lander during his first two years, Simonin has started all 32
matches scoring two goals with three assists. Clément was twice named to the All-Peach Belt Conference and earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region third team
honors his freshman season and 1st Team this past season. Clement is transferring to NC State this fall.
James Smith -- Midfielder
Hometown: Eastbourne, England High School/Club: Cavendish College/Brighton & Hove
Jamie joins the Dynamo for his first season.
This past season at Lees-McRae, Smith started all 17 games and scored two goals with three assists for the Bobcats.
As a freshman, Jamie earned both Daktronics & NSCAA DII All-Southeast 2nd Team Honors, after scoring
six goals with eight assists. Smith graduated from Cavendish College in Eastbourne, England, and played
professional club soccer with Brighton & Hove Albion. Smith made 70 appearances with the youth team
and 30 appearances with the reserve squad.
Austin Yearwood -- Defender -- High Point/Sophomore
Hometown: Charlotte, NC High School/Club: South Mecklenburg H.S./Charlotte Soccer Academy
Austin joins the Dynamo for his first season. As a freshman at High Point, Austin appeared
in all 20 matches with two assists and was named to the Big South All-Freshman Team for his efforts. As
part of the Charlotte Soccer Academy, Yearwood took part of the US U-17 National Residency Program in 2009. Coming
out of South Mecklenburg High, Austin was ranked the #50 prospect in the 2012 Class by ESPNHS.