SEATTLE (June 17) – Seattle University men's soccer has signed a trio of incoming freshmen to join its Class of 2017. Quinn Fahling, Ian Hartford, and Andrew Metcalfe will both become Redhawks this fall.
Fahling is a 5'8” midfielder from Inglemoor High. The Kirkland, Washington, native was chosen All-King County Second Team in 2015. His Crossfire Premier club team won two state championships.
“Quinn is a local player who we have been able to watch progress over the last 6 months,” said Coach Pete Fewing. “He has been a constant threat in the offensive third. He has a great work ethic and is a player that has the ability to take players on one-on-one. He is quick and fearless in the final third and we feel he will add another dimension to our attacking options this fall.”
Hartford is a goalkeeper from Thousand Oaks, California. The 6'1” product of Oaks Christian School earned Marmonte League Defensive MVP honors as a senior. Hartford was a three-year starter in net and was picked as team MVP in 2017.
“Ian is a goalkeeper who we were able to see and work with at our ID camp,” said Fewing. “He is a good shot-stopper and has a good presence in goal. Each time we have seen Ian, he has steadily improved and we are excited to begin working with him this fall.”
Metcalfe, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is a 6'5” goalkeeper. He is a product of St. Paul's High, where he was named Student-Athlete of the Year twice. In the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, Metcalfe allowed zero goals, helping his team win the championship. He also played volleyball, basketball, and football in high school.
“Andrew came to our ID camp and immediately caught our eye with his ability and his length in goal,” said Fewing. “He has good technique and a great mentality in goal. We are looking forward to working with Andrew and feel he has a big upside in terms of what he can bring to Seattle U on and off the field.”
Fahling, Hartford, and Metcalfe join Alexander Acton-Petronotis, Marc Bermudez, and Gabriel Ruiz in the SU Class of 2017.
Seattle U won 11 games in 2016, extending its nation-best home win streak to 16 contests.