Jan. 23, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Men's soccer head coach Louis Bennett has announced the addition of three student-athletes who enrolled at Marquette University in early January and have begun training with the Golden Eagles.
MU welcomes transfers Brady Wahl (Ohio State) and David Selvaggi (DePaul), along with the first member of the Golden Eagles' 2013 recruiting class, Louis Bennett II.
Wahl and Selvaggi both completed their sophomore year of eligibility in 2012 at their respective schools. Bennett, who comes to MU from the Chicago Fire Academy to play collegiately under his father, graduated from Shorewood High School (Wis.) in December and is a freshman in 2013.
Wahl and Bennett are both eligible to play in 2013; Selvaggi will be required to redshirt this upcoming season due to BIG EAST Conference transfer rules.
"Both Brady and David were guys we liked when they first came out, but they committed elsewhere," said Coach Bennett. "After this past season they still had a strong interest in us, because we lost some significant players to graduation. We were ready to give them an opportunity, and they wanted to take advantage of what Marquette has to offer.
"Louis decided to come in early and is the first in our 2013 recruiting group to arrive on campus," Coach Bennett added. "We have seen this happen with a lot of the top players in the country where they have been able to include their incoming players very early with their academics and workouts with the squads. We are really excited that he's here."
MU is expected to announce the rest of its 2013 recruiting class sometime after NCAA National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2013.
Marquette followed up its first-ever BIG EAST division championship with arguably the greatest season in the 49-year history of the men's soccer program in 2012.
The Golden Eagles closed the 2012 campaign with a 16-4-1 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round after earning the No. 7 overall seed in the tournament. It was Marquette's second NCAA postseason berth and first since the 1997 season.
Ranked in the top 10 for most of the season, MU climbed as high as No. 2 in the Soccer America and College Soccer News national rankings following a 12-0-0 start in 2012 and owned the longest regular-season winning streak in Division I men's soccer.