GOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado School of Mines men's soccer program has received National Letters of Intent from five athletes to begin playing for the Orediggers in 2011, as announced by CSM Head Coach Frank Kohlenstein. For the complete release, CLICK HERE.
"After a great season we had an interesting recruiting task to find players that complement our returning group of high-level attacking players. For the first time in 30 years I have a squad returning with almost all the goal scorers and goal makers returning but the key to next season's success will fall with the players that we have recruited in this class," said Kohlenstein. "Last years senior class did much of the work that did not get the notice of the fans and the press but was integral to our success."
"This group of incoming freshmen is going to be called upon to fill the void left by the graduates and I believe that these soccer student-athletes have the quality and attitude to help our program have a great 2011 season. This group has a level of commitment and drive necessary to be champions."
Berney, a midfielder from Oklahoma City, Okla., played club soccer with the Oklahoma Football Club. A starter and letterwinner at Bishop McGuinness H.S., Berney has led his team to the playoffs every year since he was a freshman. Berney is also a three-time All-District and two-time All-City selection.