Men's Soccer Signs Six Newcomers

March 8, 2007

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton second-year men's soccer Coach Bob Ammann has received six signed national letters of intent from newcomers to the TItans' program for 2007.

Defender T.J. Detviler from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange; forward Charles Hines from San Jacinto Community College in Houston, Texas; forward/midfielder Andres Jarquin from Guatemala City, Guatemala; defender Armando Padilla, Jr., from West Covina High School; midfielder Anthony Terrazas from Irvine High School; and forward Juan Tolento from Santa Ana Valley High School are the newcomers.

"We are extremely happy to announce these six signings and welcome them into the Titan Soccer Family," said Ammann. "The focus of our recruiting this year was up front and in the back -- getting players who could score goals and those that took pride in defending. We feel that all six of these players will enhance and push the current squad while vying for playing time immediately.

"With the graduation of Eugene Brooks, the 2006 Big West Conference's leading scorer, we needed to find someone who could step in and be a presence up front. We feel we have done that with the 6-foot, 5-inch Hines . Not only is Charles a big body and obvious threat in the air, but he has two very good feet and will fit in well with our style of play.

"Tolento is an incredibly gifted soccer player who has the ability to put the ball in the back of the net. He scored 47 goals in 26 games on the way to being selected high school player of the year in 2006. We originally signed Juan last year but, unfortunately, he was not able to get admitted. He will press for starting time immediately.

"Jarquin is an extremely talented offensive player who comes with a large amount of experience having played with the Guatemalan Senior National team and being capped five times. He will be able to break down defenses on the dribble while being a scoring threat with his shot. He gives us a lot of flexibility with his ability to play in midfield or up front.

"Detviler is a very good defender. He possesses great speed and has a tenacity that opposing attackers will discover. He is very difficult to beat and will shore us up in the back. TJ was recently named the MVP of the High School All-Star game.

"Terrazas is a local player out of the Pateadores Soccer club. Tony's got a great workmanlike attitude and competitiveness. A tough, gritty defender, he can play either in the back or as a defensive mid. He and TJ are club teammates.

"Padilla is a defensive left sided player. Armando also has extensive experience playing in midfield so he will be able to threaten up the left flank playing out of the back. His ability on the ball will link well with our midfield players. Armando plays club soccer with the Irvine Strikers.

"We are still waiting to announce additional signings as well as having available a number of very talented players who will be walking on as non- scholarship players this Fall"

Player capsules:

Juan Tolento:
5'10" forward
from Santa Ana
attended Santa Ana Valley High School coached by Jose Sanchez (CSF Alumni)
2005-2006 O.C. Player of the Year
2005 Div 4 CIF champions
2005-2006 CIF-SS Division 4 Player of the year
2003 Div 4 CIF champions
scored 47 goals in 26 games senior year

Andres Jarquin:
5'9 MF/F
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Grew up in Municipal´s amateur club system
Futeca Academy member who trains under the tutelage of Ricardo Arenas
Scored 12 goals and 24 assists in 19 matches
played for the Full National team at 16 years old and has been called up 5 times

TJ Detviler:
6'0" Defender
from Orange
Four year varsity starter at Orange Lutheran High School coached by Steve Harder
2-Time 1st-team All-League and 2-time Trinity League Defensive MVP
2 Time All CIF southern section
voted MVP of Senior High School All-Star game
Plays for the prestigious Pateadores Soccer club ranked 9th nationally under Mike Gartlan

Anthony Terrazas:
5'11" Defensive Midfielder
from Irvine
3-year varsity starter at Irvine High School coached by Andrew May
2-time all-league selection
Plays for the prestigious Pateadores Soccer club ranked 9th nationally under Mike Gartlan

Armando Padilla Jr.:
5'10" Defender
from West Covina
4-year varsity starter at West Covina High School coached by Juan DeAnda
All-San Antonio league all four years
Captain of his Irvine Strikers Club team which is ranked 8th in the region under Don Ebert and Gilbert Luna

Charles Hines:
6'5" Forward
Montego Bay, Jamaica
attended Cornwall College High School
San Jacinto Junior College (Houston) coached by Dave Santesteban
2005 & 2006 Region XIV Champions
In two years at San Jacinto JC he helped lead the team to a 36-3-2 record