JUCO Player of the Year joins CCU soccer signees

ccusoc-jucoCoaastal Carolina’s Shaun Docking, coach of the 2016 Men’s Soccer Sun Belt Conference Champion Chanticleers, has signed two players to the 2017 roster, including the reigning JUCO national player of the year.

Yazeed Matthews will join the Chanticleers this fall and will play as a forward.  A Johannesburg, South Africa native, Matthews stands 6-foot-1 and will transfer to CCU from Tyler Junior College.

Matthews had a star-studded junior college career that included being named the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Player of the Year.

Matthews led Tyler to the 2016 National Championship and helped Tyler become the National Finals Runner Up in 2015. During his two seasons at Tyler, Matthews scored 36 goals, with nine coming during his freshman season and 27 last season.  Mathews has also been a member of the South Africa U17 National Team.

Long Island, N.Y. native Chris Datallo will transfer to CCU following two seasons at Quinnipiac University. Datallo is a goal keeper who stands 5-foot-11.  The Bobcats are coming off a record season with 13 wins and won the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Photo courtesy of Tyler Junior College

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