EUREKA – Eureka College men's soccer coach Dwain Barker announced the addition of five new players to the program on Thursday.
The Class of 2020 features four freshmen and one junior transfer, all in-state talents.
one freshman newcomer and five junior transfers from former St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival MacMurray. Three are in-state talents and three hail from Indiana.
"I believe this local incoming class has the ability to bond well with our returning players," Barker said. "This would give us a good mix of age and experience for the upcoming season. Overall, I know all the players and I are eager to get back on the field and have face-to-face interaction during this challenging time."
The Class of 2020 features:
Bryer Beadles (FR, 5-8, 177, History Education, Mattoon, Ill.; Mattoon)
Our first men's soccer recruit of 2020 is Bryer Beadles.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 16, 2020
A 5-foot-7 freshman from Mattoon, Bryer helped the Green Wave win three straight Apollo Conference titles. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/QUBeuL2jQu
Bryn Callahan (FR, 6-0, 168, Pre-Law, Moline, Ill.; Moline)
Our next men's soccer recruit of 2020 is Bryn Callahan.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 16, 2020
A 6-foot freshman from Moline, Bryn helped his team reach the Sweet 16 in Class 3A and was a Western Big 6 scholar athlete for the Maroons. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/UJgWGmCy2h
Isaac Hughes (FR, 6-2, 150, Westville, Ill.; Westville)
Our next men's soccer recruit of 2020 is Isaac Hughes.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 16, 2020
A 6-foot-2 freshman goalkeeper from Westville, Isaac led the nation in saves and recorded the fifth-most saves in a season in Illinois history for the Tigers. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/AVrEo7Gtkd
Jake Rhodes (FR, 6-7, 180, Business Administration, Blue Mound, Ill.; Meridian)
Porter Wesson (JR, 5-11, Business, Leland, Ill.; Leland; Waubonsee Community College)
Our next men's soccer recruit of 2020 is Porter Wesson.— Eureka Red Devils (@EurekaRedDevils) July 16, 2020
A 5-foot-11 junior transfer from Waubonsee CC, Porter has appeared in 34 matches the past two seasons for the Chiefs and he scored 13 goals and 12 assists during a prolific career at Earlville-Leland. #MeetTheRedDevils pic.twitter.com/6UsaUZdu3Y