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Six recruits added to UA soccer program

By Ron Ledgard Published: May 9, 2012

University of Akron men's soccer coach Caleb Porter added six more recruits to make it a class of 12 coming to the Zips in the fall.

Included in the six is SMU midfield transfer Robbie Dershang.

Dershang, a 2010 Top Drawer Soccer (TDS) Freshman All-American and two-year starter, was a key contributor on a Mustangs' team that posted an overall record of 29-9-3 over two seasons while advancing to the NCAA Tournament each year, including a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2010.

Joining Dershang at UA next fall will be freshmen midfielder Osas Malkin (Pittsburgh), defender Phil Fives (Pittsburgh), midfielder Chase Jabbori (Novi, Mich.), midfielder Alex Ranalli (Powell, Ohio), and defender Brad Ruhaak (Copley).

These six new Zips will join UA's initial six-player signing class announced last February that was ranked No. 1 in the country.

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