Elon Men’s Soccer Brings in Five in 2015 Recruiting Class

Posted by Press Release on February 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s soccer team and head coach Chris Little announced the welcomed addition of five future student-athletes to the program on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The class consists of four high school signees and one transfer.

“Delighted with our class for 2015,” said Little. “I’m really excited and looking forward to the opportunity to work with the guys. It’s a very talented class, but in addition to that they have tremendous character and they’ll transition very smoothly into the culture of our program.”

Elon’s new group of high school signees Nick Adamczyk (Social Circle, Ga.), Jaiden Fortune (Bedford, England), Nicholas Ochallaghan (Winter Springs, Fla.) and Hassan Pinto (Durham, N.C.) as well as University of North Carolina transfer Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler (Cary, N.C.) are expected to suit for the Phoenix this fall.

Nick Adamczyk // Midfielder // Social Circle, Ga. // Piedmont Academy // Georgia United Development Academy
• Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee (2014)
• Georgia United Development Academy captain (2013)
• Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
• Georgia State Cup finalist (2013)
• GISA AA All-State (2012)
• Most Valuable Player and leading scorer (2012)
• ODP Georgia Player Pool (2009-10)

Jaiden Fortune // Forward // Bedford, England // Pine Ridge High School // Orlando City Pro Development Academy
• Academy Playoffs (2014)
• Disney College Showcase Champions (2011-12)
• Super Y National Champions
• Florida State Champions (2008-09)
• Florida Youth Cup Finalists (2007)
• Honor roll student
• Played club soccer under former Elon head coach Darren Powell

Nicholas Ocallaghan // Defender // Winter Springs, Fla. // Winter Springs High School // Orlando City Pro Development Academy
• Development Academy Playoffs (2014)
• Disney College Showcase Champions (2011-12)
• Super Y National Champions (2011)
• Atlanta Cup Champions (2008, 2010)
• US Club Soccer Region III Champions (2009)
• Played club soccer under former Elon head coach Darren Powell

Hassan Pinto // Midfield // Durham, N.C. // C.E. Jordan High School // NC Fusion Development Academy
• USYS ODP Region Pool
• USYS NC ODP State Team
• Son of Hassan and Meleata Pinto
• Father played soccer at North Carolina
• Sister is on the U-17 Women’s National Team

Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler // Forward // Cary, N.C. // Athens Drive // CASL
• Scored three goals and had a team-best four assists for UNC as a junior (2013)
• Ranked as a 4-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer
• Ranked as the No. 15 player in the country by College Soccer News
• Ranked No. 9 in the South Atlantic Region by Top Drawer Soccer
• Son of Russ and Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler
• Played club soccer with CASL


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