HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College men's soccer coach Paul Leese announced today that Juan Diego Cano, Silvester Marquis, Omner Morelos, Kevin Arellana, Juan Arreola, Fatjon Cake, Ian Fellenz and Jonathan Padjen will play for the Cobras.
"Our intent for this recruiting class was to bring in a well-rounded group that understands the high expectations of our program, both on the soccer field and in the classroom," said Leese. "Each player we have coming in has demonstrated not only the ability to play at Coker but also possesses the drive, discipline and commitment that we are looking for in a student-athlete. I am happy they have joined us and look forward to their success."
Cano is a 6-foot goalkeeper from American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. He notched 145 saves, 20 shutouts and was named the 3A goalkeeper of the year his senior season.
Juan Diego is the son of Juan Carlos and Helida Cano.
Marquis is a 6-foot attacking midfielder from Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He went to the Progressive English School, where he was a three-sport athlete in soccer, volleyball and basketball.
Silvester is the son of Steve and Teresa Marquis.
Morelos is a 5-foot-8-inch midfielder and defender from Winter Springs, Fla. He lettered four years in soccer at Winter Springs High. He was team captain and team MVP his senior year as well as a Seminole County all-star and an all-conference selection.
Omner is the son of Benjamin Morales.
Arellana, a 5-foot-8-inch forward, is transferring from Darton College in Georgia. He is originally from Barbara Goleman High School in Miami, Fla., where he was a two-time all-state and all-county performer.
Arreola is a 6-foot-4-inch midfielder transferring from Rend Lake College in Illinois. He led the team in assists, was a second team all-region selection and served as captain for the Warriors. Arreola is originally from Anna Jonesboro Community High School in Cobden, Ill.
Juan is the son of Juan and Paulina Arreola.
Cake, a 5-foot-9-inch defender, is from Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He lettered four years in soccer, earning the scholar-athlete coach's award and was named all-region all four years.
Fatjon is the son of Mirjana and Sefedin Cake.
Fellenz hails from Little River, S.C., where he attended North Myrtle Beach High School. A 6-foot-3-inch forward, Fellenz was a team captain, named first team all-region and all-state, and was named to the Toast of the Coast team.
Ian is the son of Tim and Angela Fellenz.
Padjen, a 6-foot-1-inch midfielder, also joins the Cobras from American Heritage School. He lettered in soccer and was a member of the 3A state championship team.
Jonathan is the son of Branko and Adeline Padjen.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.