Elon Men’s Soccer Adds Keepers to Incoming Recruiting Class

ELON, N.C. – Elon University head men’s soccer coach Chris Little announced the addition of two more players slated to join the program this fall on Thursday, May 14. Goalkeepers Jimmy Coyle (New Hope, Pa., / The Berkshire School) and Julian Dean (Seattle, Wash., / Seattle Waldorf School) become the latest members of the Phoenix’s 2015 recruiting class.

“We are very pleased to add Jimmy Coyle and Julian Dean to our squad,” said Little. “They are both talented goalkeepers and will add good quality and competition to our goalkeeping position. Jimmy joins us from the Berkshire School – the No. 1 ranked prep school in soccer – and played club for Black Rock FC under the tutelage of John Moodey. Julian joins us from the Waldorf School in Seattle and has played for Crossfire in the US Development Academy.”

Jimmy Coyle // Goalkeeper // New Hope, Pa. // The Berkshire School // Black Rock FC U18
• Won national championship with Berkshire (2014)
• 17 shutouts in first season with Berkshire
• All-Pre Goalkeeper of the Year at Pennington School (2012)
• First team All-prep (2012)

Coyle on why he chose Elon: “I chose Elon both for its prestigious academics and respected soccer program. I feel Elon can help to promote me both as a student and as an athlete.”

Julian Dean // Goalkeeper // Seattle, Wash. // Seattle Waldorf School // Crossfire Premiere U18 Academy
• Northwest Nationals Club Player of the Year (2013-14)
• Northwest Nationals Goalkeeper of the Year (2013-14)
• Northwest Nationals Team MVP (2013-14)
• Northwest Nationals Team MVP (2012-13)

Dean on why he chose Elon: “I chose Elon because it had everything I was looking for in a school. Elon has a top soccer program, a strong business school and great campus life.”