TULSA, Okla. – The University of Tulsa Head Men’s Soccer Coach Tom McIntosh announced today the signing of two high school players and one junior-transfer to National Letters-of-Intent. The 2010 freshman class includes Ray Clark and Omar Mata, while Adrian Klammer is a junior-transfer.
A 6’0” goalkeeper from Norman, Okla., Ray Clark is a three-year letterwinner at Norman High School. Clark has recorded 19 shutouts, 97 saves and two assists so far in his career. He is a two-time all-city, all-conference and all-district performer, and picked up second-team all-state accolades as a junior.
“We expect Ray to come in and compete for the starting goalkeeper spot,” McIntosh said. “He is very athletic, has good feet and good distribution, and is technically sound. He has the chance to mature into a very good goalkeeper.”
Omar Mata is a 5’9” midfielder from Tulsa’s Union High School and plays for the Tulsa Soccer Club ’93. He has won five state championships with the TSC ‘93, has earned a spot on the USYSA Region III team and most recently became a member of the Disney Soccer Showcase All-Stars team that will be competing in Chelsea, England, this summer.
“Omar has vision for the game that is as good as any player I’ve ever seen,” McIntosh said. “He sees things way ahead of most kids his age. His awareness and passing make him a great fit for our midfield.”
A 5’11” junior-transfer, Adrian Klammer comes to Tulsa from Young Harris Junior College in Georgia. After sitting out eight games due to injury as a sophomore, he scored 12 goals and went on to earn NSCAA Junior College Second-Team All-America accolades and first-team all-region honors. As a freshman, Klammer scored 50 goals and was selected as the Regional Player of the Year. Prior to YHJC, Klammer participated in youth camps for the Austrian National Team, and played against the Czech Republic and Hungary.
“Adrian is a proven goal scorer,” McIntosh said. “He fits in with how we play up front, he can combine well and his has the ability to run beyond our opponents. He has the potential to be a great combination with Austin [Neil] and our other forwards, and we are looking forward to working with him.”
“All three of these signees will be competing for a starting spot,” McIntosh said. “Obviously, we still need to round out our recruiting class, but these three certainly give us a solid foundation to build on.”
2010 Tulsa Men’s Soccer Signees
Name Pos. Ht. Hometown (Previous School)
Ray Clark GK 6-0 Norman, Okla. (Norman)
Adrian Klammer F 5-11 Austria (Sportgymnasium/Young Harris JC)
Omar Mata MF 5-9 Tulsa, Okla. (Union)