We are thrilled to announce the signing of three of Francis Marion University’s best for the upcoming NPSL season. The Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship team is loaded with talent and now some of them are Revs! All Region Midfielder Ollie Peters, Defender Oier Bernaola, and Team Captain Sam Pollard.
Oliver Peters is a Junior Midfielder from Francis Marion University. The Colchester, England native was named to the USC All-Region First Team following the 2019 season. He was also the Peach Belt Conference Tournament MVP that same year. In his first two season at FMU, Ollie started 37 games, played 3357 minutes, scored a goal and added three assists.
“Ollie is a physical presence in midfield, and will impose himself on the game. His ability to read the game, break up play, and distribute with verticality will bring an exciting realm to our play this summer. Ollie’s personality will shine through in his on field play, which will in turn, endear him to the Revs fanbase”. – Coach Ricky Davey
Defender Oier Bernaola joined Francis Marion University for the 2020 Season and will make his debut this spring. The graduate student is from Galdakao, Spain in Basque Country. Prior to joining FMU, he played for SD Amorebieta of Segunda Division B in his home country where he was nominated as the Player of the Year in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
“Oier will bring composure on the ball, and aggressiveness off it. He is old fashioned in his tenacious defending, but brings the ball out of the back with composure. His mix of skills will allow us to build from the back in a variety of ways, his range is excellent, and his ability to play in 2 to 3 positions defensively made bringing him in a no brainer. An excellent, experienced addition”. – Coach Ricky Davey
Sam Pollard is another exciting Midfielder and the Team Captain at Francis Marion University. The Junior is the 2019 FMU MVP and was selected for the USC All-Region Team, D2CAA All Region Team and the Peach Belt All-Conference Team in 2019. Coming from Manchester, England, during his first two seasons at FMU, Sam has started 38 games, played 3330 minutes, scored four goals and added eleven assists.
“Sam is an extremely versatile, skilled, and dedicated individual. I know Sam very well from my time at FMU, and know exactly what he will bring to the group. He will lead by example on & off the field, and will give every inch of his energy to the Revolution this summer. I’m delighted Sam is on board”. – Coach Ricky Davey