5.7.13 MEN'S SOCCER: Cavs Sign Lucky Seven for 2013

Men's Soccer, 2013-05-07

Walsh University Men's Soccer Coach John Hall has announced the signing of seven student-athletes to institutional letters of intent. Walsh is a member of NCAA ll and competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Dan Amstutz (6-0, 180, Ashland HS) lettered four times at forward for Danny Krispinski and Adam Bracken. Amstutz scored 54 career goals and handed out 29 career assists, which included 26 goals and 20 assists his senior year. This past fall he was named first-team All-Ohio, All-Conference Offensive Player of the Year and All-District Player of the Year. He was also Conference Player of the Year as a junior and All-District as a sophomore. Dan is the son of James and Susan Amstutz and plans to major in criminal justice.

Mitch Ellis (5-7, 148, Ashland HS) lettered four times at midfielder for Danny Krispinski and Adam Bracken. Ellis scored 35 career goals and handed out 11 assists. He exploded his senior year, scoring 26 goals with 8 assists.  He was first-team All-Conference, All-Area and All-District as a senior. Mitch was a four-year scholar-athlete. He is the son of Jason and Carla Abreu Ellis and plans to major in biology.

Brandon Gathagan (6-2, 175, Copley HS) lettered three times for Dave Antal at forward. Gathagan scored 14 varsity career goals and handed out 8 assists. He tallied 7 goals as a sophomore and led the Indians in scoring. In 2011, he scored Copley's lone goal in semifinal game vs. St. Ignatius. He is ranked in the top 20 in career goals at Copley. He was a four-year member of the Honor Roll. Brandon is the son of Mark and Jane Gathagan and plans to major in business/physical therapy.

Adam Gonia (5-11, 170, Sylvania Northview HS) lettered three times at center mid and center back for Jon Haynes. Adam scored 13 career goals, including six his senior year.  He also handed out 29 career assists, which included 9 as a junior and 8 each in his sophomore and senior years. Gonia earned first-team All-NLL honors as a senior and second-team honors his junior year. He was also second-team All-District as a senior. Adam is the son of Dave and Sarah Gonia and plans to major in business.

Keegan Hall (5-11, 165, Ashland HS) earned three letters at center back for Danny Krispinski. Keegan scored 13 career goals, and tallied five in both his junior and senior seasons. Hall earned first-team All-OCC and All-District accolades twice, he was a second-team All-State selection, three-time Defensive MVP and three-time scholar-athlete. Keegan is the son of Rachelle Griffin and Cavs' Head Coach John Hall and plans to major in business.

Evan Heiss (5-7, 160, Divine Child HS/Dearborn Heights, MI) lettered three times for Eric Haley at forward. Heiss put the ball in the net 45 times. He scored 23 goals with 12 assists as a junior and tallied 20 goals with 10 assists his senior year. Heiss was tabbed first-team All-Ohio, All-Catholic, All-League and All-City and shattered school marks for career goals and goals in a single season. He also earned high academic honors for eight semesters. Evan is the son of Mark and Dianne Heiss and plans to major in accounting.

Brendan Mulvaney (5-9, 155, Sylvania Southview HS) lettered three times at left back for Chad Cody. Team reached 2012 state title game and finished as runners-up. Also earned four wrestling letters. Brendan is the son of Michael and Carol Hall-Mulvaney and plans to major in business economics.