MEN'S SOCCER SIGNS ANGELL FOR 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team has signed Michael Jamal Angell to a National Letter of Intent for the 2011 season, head coach Michael Linenberger announced.
Michael Angell is the first player from the state of Washington to sign with the Hornets.
He joines Maxxwell Bauman as newcomers to a Hornets squad that won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament for the second straight season in 2010 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. The Hornets also hosted their first ever NCAA Tournament match at Hornet Soccer Field last season, defeating Santa Clara.
Angell is a 5-foot-11 defender from Spokane, Wash., and Lewis & Clark High School of the Greater Spokane League. He was a four-year varsity starter for head coach Casey Curtis, also playing at both right wing and center midfield.
"Michael is a very versatile player," said Linenberger. "He will give us a big boost in athleticism either at the midfield or on the back line. We envision him as a starting center back for us in the future but he will play right away in many different roles."
Angell was named first-team all-Greater Spokane League in 2010 after being an honorable mention selection in 2009. He scored a career-best seven goals in his sophomore season and helped guide Lewis & Clark to a GSL league title in 2009.
Sacramento State lost just three players of last season's squad, but they were good ones. All-MPSF selections Ernesto Carranza, Diego Marroquin and Fernando Cabadas played their final seasons in green and gold in 2010.