Men’s Soccer Adds 14 Newcomers To 2023 Roster

EASTON, Mass. (August 15, 2023)- Stonehill men’s soccer head coach Jim Reddish has announced the addition of 14 new student-athletes that will join the Skyhawks for the 2023 season.

12 freshmen and two transfers will round out the 38-man roster. The incoming class features local players from the United States such as Florida, Hawaii, and Colorado as well as all around the world including Norway.

“Our returners trained hard last spring and have raised the level of expectations and commitment,” said Reddish.  “But I am excited to be adding 14 new student-athletes to our roster this fall. It is more than we originally planned, but I did not want to pass up on the opportunity to add talent to our roster.  Our training environment will be more competitive than ever, which hopefully will translate to more success on game day.”

Meet the Student-Athletes

Name: Colin Milliken
Previous School: Southern New Hampshire University
Hometown/High School: Easton, Mass. / Oliver Ames
Position: Midfield
Club Team: Valeo FC

Prior to Stonehill (Southern New Hampshire University)

2022: Played in 10 matches…Netted one goal which served as game-winner vs. Southern Conn. State (Sept. 15).

2021: Played in 15 matches…Made collegiate debut against Georgian Court (Sept. 4)…Scored first career goal versus Bridgeport (Sept. 15).

High School:
2021 graduate of Oliver Ames High School
Honors: Named Eastern MA All-Star…Was an All-New England Player Selection…Hockomock League MVP

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the athletics program and strong reputation of the college. 


Name: Seamus O’Keefe
Previous School: University of Scranton
Hometown/High School: West Newbury, Mass./Pentucket Regional
Position: Midfield

Club Team: Northeast Rush

Prior to Stonehill (University of Scranton)

Freshman Season (2021)

Appeared in 14 games while making seven starts for Scranton…Recorded two shots on the season…Landmark Conference Second Team selection.

High School: 

2021 graduate of Pentucket Regional where he played soccer
Honors: Earned 10 varsity letters in soccer, lacrosse and indoor track at Pentucket Regional…Received All-State and All-League honors in soccer as well as All-League accolades in lacrosse…Served as a team captain in all three sports…Helped lead Pentucket Regional to two league championships in indoor track and one in lacrosse…High Honor Roll student.
Why Stonehill: “I chose Stonehill because of the excellent academics, great sense of community and successful soccer program.”


Name: Martin Johnsen
Hometown/High School: Bryne, Rogaland, Norway/Bryne Videregående
Position: Midfield
Club Teams: Bryne FK and Sola FK

High School: 2023 graduate of Bryne Videregående

Why Stonehill:  Chose Stonehill because of the beautiful campus and opportunity to pursure education while playing Division I soccer.


Name: Christopher Hines
Hometown/High School: Allentown, N.J./Notre Dame High School
Position: Midfield
Club Teams: PDA MLS Next and Matchift ECNL

High School:
2023 graduate of Notre Dame High School
Honors: Two-time All-Conference selection…Named to All-County Team…Earned All-State honors…Selected to First Team All-State.

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the fit both athletically and academically 


Name: Derek Jaramilo
Hometown/High School: Mahopac, N.Y./Lakeland
Position: Midfield

Club: New York Soccer Club MLS Next

High School:
2023 graduate of Lakeland High School
Honors: Two-time All-League selection

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill for the opportunity to be a part of the soccer program. 


Name: Jaxson Kahawai
Hometown/High School: Honolulu, Hawaii/Worcester Academy
Position: Defense
Club Teams: NEFC ECNL and Honolulu Bulls 

High School: 2023 graduate of Worcester Academy 
Honors: NEPSAC Senior All-Star

Why Stonehill: Chose Stonehill because of the atmosphere and opportunity to play collegiate soccer


Name: Lorcan Kennedy
Hometown/High School: West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South High School
Position: Midfield
Club Team: FC Westchester MLS Next

High School:
2023 graduate of Clarkstown High School South

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the academics and tight-knit community.


Name: Preston Thompson
Hometown/High School: Nashua. N.H./Nashua
Position: Midfield
Club Team: NEFC ECNL

High School:
2023 graduate of Nashua North High School where he competed in soccer, basketball, and track.
Honors: 1st Team All-State soccer honors throughout high school.

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the opportunity to play Division I soccer and close to home.


Name: Tiago Lima-Bittencourt
Hometown/High School: Charlotte, N.C./Ardrey Kell
Position: Forward
Club Team: Queen City Mutiny MLS Next

High School:
2022 graduate of Ardrey Kell High School
Honors: Top goal scorer all four years in high school…Led team in assists three of four years…Three-time All-Conference honors…Named Conference Player of the Year…Charlotte FC Gala Player of the Year nominee.

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the soccer program and tight-knit community.


Name: Amman Muzaffar
Hometown/High School: Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail
Position: Defense
Club Team: Colorado Rapids ECNL

High School:
2023 graduate of Cherokee Hill High School
Honors: Named to ECNL Mountain Conference 2nd Team…Earned Centennial League Athlete of the Month Honors…Two-time Centennial League First Team All-Conference honors…Placed on CHSAA 2nd Team All-State…Recognized as an ECNL All-American…Winner of the ECNL Mountain Conference Player of the Year…Played in the ECNL National Selection Game…Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer UC Health Player of the Month…CHSAA All-State honorable mention…Earned Principles Honor Roll three years.

Why Stonehill? “I loved the campus and it was a perfect fit for the school and athletic life that I wanted to live during my time in college. I also have lots of family on the east coast that I don’t get to see a lot since I live in Colorado.”


Name: Ethan O’Connor
Hometown/High School: Cary, N.C./Green Hope
Position: Defense
Club Team: Wake FC MLS Next and Torrent CF (Spain)

High School:
2023 graduate of Green Hope High School
Honors: 4A NCHSSA State Champion…Three-time NC Academic Scholar…Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill for the soccer program and to be closer to family up north.


Name: Tyler Sloan
Hometown/High School: Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln
Position: Goalie
Club Team: Jacksonville FC MLS Next

High School:
2023 graduate of Lincoln High School 
Honors: Four-time President’s Award winner…Honor Roll throughout high school…Graduated Summa cum Laude…Named Varsity Rookie of the Year.

Why Stonehill? Chose Stonehill because of the fit athletically and academically


Name: Ethan Sullivan
Hometown/High School: Marshfield, Mass./Pembroke
Position: Midfield

Club Team: New England Surf Navy

High School: 2023 graduate of Pembroke High School 
Honors: Two-time All-State All-Star…All-New England All-Star selection…Placed on All-American watchlist…Patriot League MVP (twice)…Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team…Earned Honor Roll three times.

Why Stonehill:  “I chose Stonehill because I felt it satisfied both my academic and athletic needs. Stonehill has a great business program which was important for me, as well as a great team environment.”


Name: Kyle Tencza
Hometown/High School: Waldwick, R.I./Bergen Catholic
Position: Goalie
Club Team: TSF Academy MLS Next

High School: 2023 graduate of Bergen Catholic
Honors: Named a NJSIAA Scholar-Athlete…Big North United MVP…All-Country and All-State honors…Recognized as team captain senior year…Was an AP Scholar with Distinction…Member of National Honor Society…Qualified for MLS Next Cup Playoffs with TSF Academy…Earned All-League honors (twice)…NJ Boys Soccer Sophomore of the year nominee.

Why Stonehill: Chose Stonehill for great academics and soccer program.


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