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Transfer Trio

Transfer Trio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont men's soccer head coach David Costa has announced the addition of three transfers to the 2019 recruiting class. The class now boasts a total of six transfers and four incoming freshmen with highly decorated backgrounds.  

"We are thrilled to add these players to our recruiting class and look forward to integrating them into the Belmont men's soccer program in the coming weeks," Costa said. "Our staff targeted players who not only have a high level of ability, but also a tremendous level of character."

Nelson Donynath – So. 

Defender / 6-0 / 167 pounds

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland 

Previous School: Louisburg College 

  • Started all 20 matches for Louisburg, helping the team to a 16-2-2 record and a Region 10 Championship in 2018
  • Earned United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American honors (2018)
  • Named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American Team (2018)
  • Son of Carmen Donynath

Kyle Barks – So. 

Midfielder / 5-11 / 175 pounds

Hometown: Wildwood, Mo. 

Previous School: Indiana

  • Rated as a three-star recruit and the seventh-ranked player in the Heartland Region by Top Drawer Soccer
  • Was a part of the Missouri State Cup Championship winning St. Louis Scott Gallagher club in 2012
  • Participated in Arsenal Football Club's elite training program in 2013
  • Son of Greg and Kim Barks

Jordan Dozzi – Jr. 

Forward / 6-6 / 220 pounds

Hometown: Brisbane, Australia 

Previous School: Griffith (Australia)

  • Notched a National High School Championship in his native country 
  • Member of the 2018 Peninsula Power Football Club, who tallied an unbeaten 23-0-1 record en route to a Queensland Premier League championship
  • Represented Australia at the 2015 U-17 international tournament
  • Son of Mark and Sharon Dozzi

In total, Costa and the Bruins staff brought in a stockpile of five midfielders, three defenders, one forward and a goalkeeper. The highly-touted 2019 recruiting class joins a squad of 12 returning players from the previous season. Donynath, Barks, and Dozzi will each be eligible to participate in team activities immediately. 


Name Hometown Position Prev. School
JP Armbruster Nashville, Tenn. MF Louisville
Kyle Barks  Wildwood, Mo. MF Indiana
Tanner Carlson Alpharetta, Ga. MF Alpharetta HS
Nelson Donynath Geneva, Switzerland D Louisburg College
Jordan Dozzi Brisbane, Australia  F Griffith (Australia) 
Reed Gentner Austin, Texas D Lake Travis HS
Corey Lavinder Bristol, Tenn. MF Christ School
Jack Shaw Milwaukee, Wisc. MF Wisconsin
Ethan Shrewsbury Austin, Texas GK Lake Travis HS
Marius Svendsen Drammen, Norway D Herkimer CC