MONCTON, New Brunswick – The Crandall Chargers men’s soccer team is thrilled to unveil a very impressive recruiting class for 2014, as Chargers coach Bryan Cawthra has officially announced four players who will join the team next fall.

The group includes striker Victor Frohman (Parry Sound, Ont.), midfielders Ben Trail (Riverview), Brendan Short (Dieppe) and defender Corey Daigle (Moncton)
“This year is promising to be a very exciting team to watch with some of the players that we’re bringing in,” Coach Bryan Cawthra said. “I’m thrilled with both their ability and character. Our current players will be pleased with these new teammates.”

Ben Trail (Riverview, NB)

The 5-foot-11 central midfielder is one of three top level local soccer recruits for this year’s Chargers.
Trail graduated from Riverview High School this year and will join the Chargers in the fall with an already decorated soccer background.  Ben has represented team New Brunswick since he entered in U13, all the way through to U18, being named captain 4 times during those years.
“Ben can play a variety of spots in the midfield,” Cawthra said. “I think he’ll be most effective centrally, but he can certainly play any role. Ben is a building block for the Chargers future, and will no doubt be a future Captain for Crandall.” 
In 2013-14 Ben played joined the Chargers men’s indoor team, a team that won the Codiac indoor soccer league championship. In 2012-13 he trained with the Soccer NB academy. Trail has also played for the U12-U18 Codiac AAA team, of which he is the current captain of the U18 team. 

Ben is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at Crandall University, and says “Crandall offered the degree that I’m looking for, and after visiting the campus and talking with past and present Crandall students, it seems like where I want to be.”

Brendan Short (Dieppe, NB)

A speedy midfielder, the 5-foot-7 Short, who graduated from Moncton High School this year, joins the Crandall roster with an impressive soccer-playing résumé.

“Brendan is talented athlete that can play any role on the team, he’s dynamic and fast,” Cawthra said “He has a “never quit” attitude and hopefully that will inspire his teammates.”
Short spent much of his club soccer, from U12-U14, with AAA CS Dieppe. He played with the U16, U17 and currently plays for U18 Codiac AAA team.  Short represented team New Brunswick as a member of the U16’s and he was also a member of last year’s victorious Chargers men’s indoor team.
Brendan is enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Crandall University. He says, “Crandall is close to home with affordable tuition. Class sizes are small and the people I have met and talked to are very friendly and welcoming.  Also the fact that athletics (particularly soccer) looks to be promising this year and will only get better.”
Corey Daigle (Moncton, NB)

The 6-foot-1 Center back, who has graduated from Bernice MacNaughton High School this spring, has an abundance of experience at a variety of levels and brings a winning pedigree to Crandall.

Daigle was a member of AAA CS Dieppe from U-12 to U-14, and then moved to Codiac AAA U16-18.  Corey, along with teammates Ben Trail and Brendan Short, will all be traveling to nationals with the Codiac AAA U18 team this summer.  Daigle has previous national experience with his U14 AAA CS Dieppe team. Having competed with his U18 team at nationals last year, he hopes to draw on that experience when his U18 team returns to compete at this years’ nationals.

“Corey is a player that we will be looking to anchor our back line with.” Cawthra said. “Corey is a center back with height, speed and experience, I think he’s going to be a very solid and steady, up-and-down player for us.”
Corey is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at Crandall University, and says “Crandall is very close to home, with very decent class sizes for my program.  People that I’ve met that go to Crandall say it’s a great University and super friendly, I can’t wait to play for the expanding men’s soccer program.”
Victor Frohmann (Parry Sound, ON)

The 6-foot striker is a graduate from Georgian College, and will join the Chargers this year in the fall.
Frohmann will contribute a veteran attitude to a young team, bringing his valuable experience playing for Georgian College, where he helped the Grizzlies reach provincials for only the second time in school history.
“I think Victor is going to cause some serious noise in this league,” Cawthra said. “He will be dynamic player and will be able to bang in goals. He’s a significant recruit for us.”
Victor played for the U16 Simcoe District team and last year was the striker for the Division 1 Champion Barrie Blazers. He has a natural ability to find the back of the net, which has earned him a 2013 League MVP and top goal scorer, all while setting a record for most goals scored in one season.
Victor is enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) program at Crandall University, and says “I am looking forward to help build a contending team, at a fantastic facility.”

Crandall Chargers Men's Soccer will be hosting an open training camp August 25th-29th at Crandall for anyone interested in trying out for the varsity team.

Please contact head coach - Bryan Cawthra