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Local college players highlight Lehigh Valley United PDL roster

LVU opens its 2018 campaign at home against Reading United tomorrow

Temple defender/midfielder Belal Mohamed
Matt Ralph

Lehigh Valley United’s roster for the upcoming Premier Development League season features a number of names familiar to those who follow youth and college soccer in the region.

A bulk of the roster either hails from the Philadelphia area or plays college soccer in the region.

Temple University defender/midfielder Belal Mohamed, from Allentown, leads the D1 group on the team, which includes Philadelphia Union Academy grads Cameron Keys and Garrett Keys, who will be seniors this fall.

Lehigh University teammates Stevo Bednarsky, Jonathan Blaine and Zarin Tuten are staying in the area and Virginia forward Leon Maric and George Washington defender Joshua Yurasitis are on the squad. Incoming St. John’s freshmen Cole Reardon is the lone incoming freshman on the roster.

Mickey George, who trialed with Bethlehem Steel FC in the preseason, is back along with other post-college returners Jordon Ellison, Ben Sauer, A.J. Bishop and Shaquille Stephenson.

West Chester University has three players on the roster in Ian Davies, Douglas Goitia and Colin Muller, Jefferson has two in Rashaan Robe and Jason Rocha and East Stroudsburg forward Eddy Enowbi and Wilmington defender Trey Mason are also from the Division 2 ranks.

The roster, which was posted on the PDL website this week, is below:

2018 Lehigh Valley United Roster

Player Pos. Hometown Statee Current College Class this Fall Youth Club
Player Pos. Hometown Statee Current College Class this Fall Youth Club
Stevo Bednarsky MF Hackettstown New Jersey Lehigh So. Stronghold SC
Vincent Biche MF Lansdowne Pennsylvania Cabrini Sr.
Andrew Bishop MF Macungie Pennsylvania
Jonathan Blaine D Kutztown Pennsylvania Lehigh So. Lehigh Valley United
Ian Davies MF Upper Darby Pennsylvania West Chester Jr. Penn Fusion
Jordon Ellison MF/F Stroudsburg Pennsylvania
Eddy Enowbi F Silver Spring Maryland East Stroudsburg Sr.
Keelby Espinola D Philadelphia Pennsylvania Continental FC
Mickey George D Newark New Jersey
Douglas Goitia F Mount Pocono Pennsylvania West Chester So.
Brian Hochstuhl GK Maple Shade New Jersey NJSA
Cameron Keys GK Allentown Pennsylvania La Salle Sr. Philadelphia Union Academy
Garrett Keys D Allentown Pennsylvania La Salle Sr. Philadelphia Union Academy
Nashaan Little
Leon Maric F Gilbertsville Pennsylvania Virginia Jr. Continental FC
Trey Mason D Philadelphia Pennsylvania Wilmington Jr.
Belal Mohamed D/MF Allentown Pennsylvania Temple Sr. Lehigh Valley United
Colin Muller D Bethlehem Pennsylvania West Chester So.
Cole Reardon F Hackettstown New Jersey St. John's Fr. Match Fit Academy
Steven Riad F/MF Bethlehem Pennsylvania Lycoming Jr.
Rashaan Robe MF Valley Stream New York Jefferson Jr.
Jason Rocha MF Huntington Valley Pennsylvania Jefferson So. Continental FC
Benjamin Sauer GK Bel Air Maryland
Shaquille Stephenson D St. Ann Jamaica
Zarin Tuten D Round Rock Texas Lehigh Jr. Lonestar Academy
Joshua Yurasits D North Wales Pennsylvania George Washington So. Montgomery United