U.S. College News
09 Aug 2012
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The Villanova Wildcats have added a freshman midfielder to the roster for the 2012 season, it was announced today. Trinidad & Tobago native Kye West is the newest member of the Wildcats men's soccer team.
"Kye is a U20 national team player for Trinidad & Tobago," notes Villanova head coach Tom Carlin. "He is fast, athletic, and can get after you 1v1. We view Kye as an attacking presence who can play up top but probably will play out wide for us to start.
"We're very excited about Kye joining us and look for him to bolster our midfield."
West played for Fatima College in high school and played club soccer for St. Ann's Rangers.
In 2012 West secured a position on the national under 20 squad and is playing in the Concacaf under 20 Championship qualifier in St. Vincent. This is the qualifier for the FIFA under 20 World Cup Championship, to be held in Turkey in 2013.
West will join the Wildcats for preseason workouts beginning this week. Villanova will open the 2012 season on Aug. 24 at Manhattan.