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Badgers add goalkeeper Kobernus to signing class

ON WISCONSIN <b>Kent Kobernus becomes the fourth goalkeeper on the Badgers' roster for the 2010 season</b>
Kent Kobernus becomes the fourth goalkeeper on the Badgers' roster for the 2010 season

May 3, 2010

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men’s soccer team has added a goalkeeper to its 2010 recruiting class with the signing of Kent Kobernus to a National Letter of Intent, first-year head coach John Trask announced Monday.

Kobernus, of Millstadt, Ill., joins 10 other players who previously signed with the Badgers for the 2010 season. | Complete Release

“Kent is an outstanding young man and his qualities will allow him to follow in the long line of top goalkeepers here at UW,” Trask said. “When looking at the roster and adding two quality keepers, Max Jentsch and Kent, along with returners Ryan Vint and Jamal Habibi, we should be very solid in the goalkeeping group.”

Kobernus has spent the past three years as a goalkeeper for coach Dale Schilly and the St. Louis-based Metro United club, which is part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He has trained with the United’s parent organization, the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Metro club, since he was 8 years old.

In 2008, Kobernus was selected to take part in the U.S. Under-17 National Team training camp in Chicago.

“Kent is a member of the Scott Gallagher Metro program and has had excellent training and competition with coach Schilly’s club,” Trask said. “We are excited to have Kent join us, and we think he has the tools to compete for playing time immediately.”

Kobernus was a three-time All-Southwestern Conference selection for Belleville West High School, helping lead the Maroons to a regional final as a junior in 2008. He also earned all-section honors twice and was named to the St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Area team as a senior in 2009.

Among his impressive credentials are Belleville school records that include marks for lowest career goals-against average (0.77) and career shutouts (29.5). He also owns the school’s single-season records for goals-against average (0.70) and shutouts (11).

In addition to the 11 freshmen who will join the team this fall, the Badgers also have added transfer Josh Thiermann to the roster. Thiermann will compete as a senior at UW after beginning his career at Notre Dame.

 2010 Wisconsin Men's Soccer Signees
 Name  Position  Hometown (High School)  Club Affiliation
 Jacob Gerondale  D  Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound)  FC Dallas Juniors
 Luke Goodnetter  MF/D  Elm Grove, Wis. (Brookfield East)  FC Milwaukee
 Nick Janus  MF  Deer Park, Ill. (Lake Zurich)  Sockers FC
 Max Jentsch  GK  Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead)  Elm Grove
 Kent Kobernus  GK  Millstadt, Ill. (Belleville West)  Scott Gallagher Metro
 Nick Lund  F  Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)  St. Croix Red Devils
 Chris Prince  F  Naperville, Ill. (Central)  Chicago Fire Academy
 Blake Succa  D  Lewisberry, Pa. (Red Land)  PA Classics
 Joey Tennyson  MF  Milwaukee, Wis. (Shattuck-St. Mary's (Minn.))  Croatian Eagles
 Trevor Wheeler  MF  Arlington Heights, Ill. (St. Viator)  Chicago Fire Academy
 Paul Yonga  D/MF  Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Totino-Grace)  Arsenal FC SuperEagles

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