Penn State men’s soccer announced the signing of six student-athletes — Arie Ammann, Mitchel Bringolf, Frankie De La Camara, Collin Jouan, Josh Levine and Christian Sload — for the 2016 campaign. This group, combined with Penn State’s five spring signees, brings the total of newcomers to 11.
Of the six newly-inked players, the Nittany Lions add two goalkeepers, two forwards, a central midfielder and a central defender.
Ammann, a goalkeeper, spent the past two seasons training in the academy at England’s Watford FC. He previously played for MLS’ DC United on the senior team and U23 side. Ammann’s father, Mike, played professionally with D.C. United and England’s Charlton Athletic.
Levine, also a netminder, was a four-year letterwinner at South Side High School, leading his side to a Nassau County Class A Championship in his junior year. In his senior year, Levine was named Nassau Class A Player of the Year.
De La Camara and Sload will provide options in the attack. De La Camara was a four-year letterwinner at Belen Jesuit in Miami, Fla., and ended his career as Florida’s second-highest scorer in history with 100 goals. Sload was a four-year letterwinner at Wilson High School in Reading, and played club soccer for FC Revolution and PA Classics.
In the midfield, Jouan hails from Maryland where he played for the Bethesda Lions and D.C. United. He led the Lions to National League championships in 2012 and 2013, and guided them to two Region I Championships, two Maryland State Cups and two Jefferson Cups.
On the back line, Bringolf played for MLS’ FC Montreal and its academy. Bringolf helped Montreal to a third-place finish at the USSDA U18 in the 2014 campaign.
Penn State men’s soccer opens its season at Stanford on Aug. 26, and its home opener is Sept. 2 against James Madison.