COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team signed a pair of athletes for the 2019 recruiting class.
"These two recruits Jonathan and Russell bring added depth to the men's soccer program" said ODU men's soccer head coach Wiliam Merrick. "Jonathan has good size, speed and is a lefty. We feel he can help at the outside back spot or possibly up on a wing. Russell brings depth to the goalkeeper spot. Watching him through the years he has a good command of his box and is very good with his communication skills with players in front of him. We feel both players will challenge right away for playing minutes."
The Panthers earned their second trip to the postseason in as many years and finished with an 8-9-1 record overall and a 7-6-1 record in the conference.
Jonathan Lang | 6-2 | D | Education | Cincinnati Elite FC | Amelia, Ohio / New Richmond
High School: Was First team All-SBAAC...First team All-City...Team MVP 2018... Team Captain 2018...His favorite high school memory was going to districts his freshman and sophomore years.
Personal: Is the son of Jack and Lori Lang...Has two siblings, Chelsea and Danielle...Chose Ohio Dominican because "it is not too far away from home but far enough to get away. I really like the size of the school and feel like it is a great fit for me."
Russell Montemarano | 6-0 | GK | Environmental Science | Sporting Columbus | Westerville, Ohio / Westerville South
High School: Earned the Jeff Brownell Award...Was a four time Scholar-Athlete...Was a First Team OCC honoree...Third Team All-District...His favorite high school memory was winning the district title his junior year.
Personal: Is the son of Miranda and Adam Montemarano...Has four siblings, Luke, Ava, Frank, and Theo...Chose Ohio Dominican because "I really enjoy the set up of the campus and feel it's a great fit for me. I look forward to playing with the team that has been put together."