The High Point University men’s soccer team announced its 12 member 2022 incoming class for the upcoming fall season. The class features four transfers; three from power-5 schools, and the other an All-ASUN selection. The class contains four TopDrawerSoccer Top 200 players, and four players that have played for their native countries at the youth international level.

Head Coach Zach Haines on Recruiting Class: “A huge thank you to my staff for all of their hard work with this recruiting class. We feel great about the talent, and the character of this group. It is the right blend of players coming out of high school, as well as some guys with valuable experience at the D1 college level, who have played in important games. It will give us a lot of quality, depth, and balance in the team. We set out to make sure that with a slightly larger class than usual, there would be a great deal of competition for every position. I am extremely excited to support the growth and development of this group, and look forward to seeing them make a huge impact on our program for years to come.”

Transfers

Noah Holmes – Liberty University (Wake FC) – Cary, NC

Led the Flames in goals in 2021 with 6, highlighted by a goal against nationally ranked North Carolina.

ASUN 2nd Team All-Conference Selection

Haines on Holmes– “Noah comes to us after a successful career at Liberty University where he was the team’s leading scorer and All-Conference honoree. He is a relentless worker, leads the line well, and is a great finisher in and around the box. He brings D1 experience, and leadership qualities to our group. We are happy to have Noah join us for his last couple of seasons of eligibility while he completes his MBA at HPU.”

 

Kaya Ignacio – University of Virginia (Houston Dynamo) – Georgetown, TX

TopDrawerSoccer.com #127 in the Class of 2020

A member of the U15 US Youth National Team

2018-19 Houston Dynamo Academy Player of the Year

Scored a pair of goals in 2021 against nationally ranked opponents Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. Played in 31 games over two seasons while starting 21 of them, totaling 2000+ minutes

Haines on Ignacio– “Kaya is another transfer that brings a ton of high level experience and quality. I recruited Kaya his junior year of high school, before he committed to the University of Virginia. He has always been a driven person with a fantastic attitude and work rate. In his first two seasons at UVA, he played a lot of minutes in a variety of positions. As a versatile attacking player who can play anywhere in a front three/four – he will bring production and quality in between the lines, and in front of goal. We are excited to start working with Kaya once he arrives this Fall.”

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