Bryan/College Station, Texas – May 2, 2018 – The Brazos Valley Cavalry FC is thrilled to announce the signing of three key players from Houston Baptist, Thomas Menke, Darrell Johnson, and Gianluca Natera. There is a growing presence from Houston Baptist in the Brazos Valley as they will be joining teammates Josue Palomino and Dominick Faletto in 2018. These three additions will help solidify a strong core presence within the Cavalry this summer.
Thomas Menke, a Sophomore at Houston Baptist, will begin his first season with the Cavalry in the 2018. Before transferring to Houston Baptist this spring, Menke attended college powerhouse Wake Forest University, where he appeared in 9 games last fall as a Freshman. A Houston Dynamo Academy product, Thomas comes to the Brazos Valley with PDL experience in 2017. His brief 2 game stint with Houston FC saw him tally a goal and 2 assists. Looking to feature him in a more prominent role in the midfield, the Cavalry are interested to see how Thomas fares this summer.
Darrell Johnson, a Costa Rican native, will also join the Cavalry for the 2018 season. The Junior midfielder from Houston Baptist comes to Bryan/College Station bringing a level of consistency and experience to the midfield. Johnson’s first three seasons have seen him start in every game played for the Huskies (36) while logging nearly 4,000 minutes played. The Cavalry FC are looking forward to seeing his steady play carry over to this summer.
Gianluca Natera, a freshman midfielder from Katy, Texas by way of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, rounds out the group of teammates at Houston Baptist University. During his first season in Houston, Gianluca brought in 2 goals and an assist in 15 appearances. As a recent Houston Dynamo Academy product, the Cavalry FC are eager to see his development continue within the Houston Dynamo Organization in 2018.
To learn more about the Best PDL Men’s Soccer program in Texas complimented with the highest ranked atmosphere in the Mid-South Division visit bvcavalryfc.com or call 979.779.PLAY (7529) and be sure to follow us on twitter @BVCavalryFC or like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BVCavalryFC. A special thank you to our franchise partner College Station Ford for all their support this season.
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