LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell men's soccer head coach Brendan Nash has announced a six-player recruiting class on Tuesday that will join the Bison starting in the 2017-18 season. The Bison recently graduated a very strong senior class, but the incoming group features talent that Nash feels will immediately solidify the team's depth.

“We are very pleased with our six-person recruiting class,” commented the three-time Patriot League Coach of the Year. “Coach Liberati and Klekota knew what we needed to replace for next year. They fit into the Bucknell student-athlete model very well.  More importantly, we felt they would add to the high character we are always looking to have in our culture.  We feel we have added some impact student-athletes as well as depth for the future.”

Here's a closer look at each recruit:

Bucknell Men's Soccer Incoming Recruiting Class
Stefan Gollisz (Garden City, N.Y./Chaminade)
Eamon O'Connor (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington)
Aiden Perry (Brookline, Mass./Lawrence Academy)
Matt Thorsheim (Manalapan, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy)
Jokubas Uznys (Williamsburg, Va,/Walsingham Academy)
Trevor Wiggins (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck)

Stefan Gollisz | Garden City, N.Y. | Chaminade H.S. | BW Gottschee | Midfield/Defender

 Before Bucknell: Played at Chaminade High School as a sophomore … recorded  13 goals and two  assists … led team to the CHSAA Championship game … two-  year member of Chaminade's track  team … starter for BW Gottschee's U18  Academy … three-year captain for Albertson Academy prior  to joining BW  Gottschee… also played for New York Cosmo's Youth Academy … helped squad  win  the Jefferson Cup, Annadale Premier Cup and FC Delco Player's Cup … was a  finalist at the  Volkswagen Cup, Surf Cup and Manhattan Tournament … attended  three United States Federation  Market Training Centers

 Personal: Stefan Gollisz … born September 17, 1999 … son of Gus and Ingrid        Gollisz … has one sister, Renee.

Nash on Gollisz - “This is the third straight year we have someone from the BW Gottschee Academy. We know the coaches there have prepared him for our environment and style of play.  Stefan is a versatile soccer player with a high IQ. Hopefully, we can find his best spot for the Bison in the immediate future.”

Eamon O'Connor | Wilmington, Del. | Charter School of Wilmington | Penn Fusion | Defender

 Before Bucknell: Lettered in soccer and track and field at the Charter  School of Wilmington … two-  year team captain … high school team  had an overall record of 53-1-13 with O'Connor … totaled 10  goals  and 13 assists …  two-time NSCAA Regional All-American … two-time  First Team All-State …  two-time XI All-State … selected to High  School All-American game in 2016 … led team to a top-25  national  ranking in 2015, guiding the squad to its most successful season, a  berth in the state  championship game … helped team to consecutive state semifinal appearances for the first time in  school history … played club soccer for the Delaware Rush … helped team win the USYS Regional  title and qualify for the USYS National Championship in 2014 … joined Penn Fusion the following  season, winning the USYS Regional and National League titles.

Personal: Eamon O'Connor … born June 19, 1999 … son of Martin and Bonnie O'Connor … father, Martin, played soccer at King's College and rugby for the Wilkes-Barre Rugby Club … mother, Bonnie, played softball at King's College … has a twin brother, Pat.

Nash on O'Connor – “Eamon has attended our summer camp a few times over the years. While watching him, we kept thinking he would be a prefect fit into our team before self-culture. Eamon is a solid defender who reminds me of Collin Costello from years ago.”

Aiden Perry | Brookline, Mass. | Lawrence Academy | The Hill School | Goalkeeper

 Before Bucknell:
Four-year varsity starter at Lawrence Academy …  earned all-league, all-state and  NSCAA Regional All-American honors  his senior season … led the team to consecutive league titles  …  allowed the fewest goals in the league as a sophomore … played a  post graduate year at The Hill  School … converted a penalty kick to  help squad capture the PAISSA State Championship

 Personal: Aiden Perry … born September 20, 1999 … son of George  and Theresa Perry … has four siblings, Joseph, Mercedes, Nicole and Darcy.

Nash on Perry – “When looking at our roster, a goalkeeper was not a very high need for us. However, when watching Aiden play and his training habits, we felt like we needed to bring him into the program.  He will push the other keepers each day to work harder as he looks to prepare to become our goalkeeper of the future.

Matt Thorsheim | Manalapan, N.J. | Christian Brothers Academy | Match Fit Academy | Midfield/Forward

 Before Bucknell:
Four-year varsity starter at Christian Brothers  Academy … All-USA selection ... two-time NSCAA High School All-American … First-Team  All-Region and All-State honoree … two-time Shore Conference  Player of the Year … played in the High School All-American game,  scoring on a free kick … led  team to a Shore Conference A North  Championship, Shore Conference Tournament Championship, Non-    Public A North Championship and New Jersey State Championship in  2016 … posted career with 33 goals and 47 assists … played for the New York Red Bulls Academy before switching to Match Fit Academy in 2016.

Personal: Matt Thorsheim … born November 27, 1998 … son of Chris and Lori Thorsheim … brother, Chris Thorsheim '16, was a four-time All-Patriot League selection and key member of Bucknell's run to the Patriot League title in 2014.

Nash on Thorsheim – “Matt's resume is one of the more impressive ones we have ever recruited. However, he has stayed humble despite his success.  Obviously we've had a long relationship with the Thorsheim family. Now it is Matt's turn to create his legacy as a Bison. He is another versatile player, but we feel he will help us most on the attack.”

Jokubas Uznys | Williamsburg, Va. | Walsingham Academy | Midfield/Forward

 Before Bucknell:
Played for FC Vilnius (2006-10) and FK Zalgiris (2012-16) …  came to Walsingham Academy for his senior year … tallied six goals and five  assists in six games before having his season cut short due to injury … came to  the United States from Lithuania … named “The Best Player” in several youth  soccer tournaments … played with the Lithuania U15 National Team in 2013.

 Personal: Jokubas Uznys … born March 26, 1998 … son of Ilona Uzniene and  Virmantas Uznys … has an older brother, Danielius.

 Nash on Uznys – “Our staff feels we've found a real sleeper in Jokubas.  Since  coming to high school in the U.S. from Lithuania, Jokubas dealt with some injuries.  Therefore, not many schools were aware of his talent. He is a special attacking player. We have big things expected once he makes the adjustments to the college game.”

Trevor Wiggins | Annapolis, Md. | Broadneck H.S. | ASA Premier | Midfield/Defender

 Before Bucknell:
Four-year varsity starter at Broadneck High School…  team  captain his senior season … led team in scoring from the center back and center  defensive midfield positions ... named team MVP … First-Team All-State and All-  County honoree … NSCAA Regional All-American … NSCAA Scholar All-American ... Washington Post All-Met  selection … played for ASA Premier … helped squad win the Region 1  Tournament and EDP League title … led club team to a Potomac title and was a  Maryland State Cup finalist … also played hockey, earning all-star honors his    senior season.
Trevor Wiggins … born March 7, 1999 … son of Michael and Lenelle    Wiggins … has an older sister, Amanda.

  Nash on Wiggins - Trevor had a strong high school career, earning All-State honors. He brings a presence on the field with his size and ability in the air. We will have to see if he fits in best as a center midfielder or center back.”