It’s exciting to see the number of extremely talented players the Revs have brought in for this summer. Our final seven announcements will certainly add to the anticipation of opening day on May 1st. Midfielders Rocky Guerra, Diego Milessi, Santiago Gimenez, and Miguel Vilas along with attackers Akinni James, James Williams and Ryan Carmichael.
Rocky Guerra is a creative midfield who is a 2019 Furman graduate where he made 74 appearance for the Paladins, scoring six goals and adding twenty assists. He played youth for GSA where he led the team to the Region III Championship.
“Rocky had a fantastic college career at Furman, and is proven at a high level. He will offer creativity from wide areas, and can also come inside to create problems. He will give the squad experience, and depth in a number of roles”. – Coach Ricky Davey
This is Diego Milessi’s first season with the Revs NPSL after spending time with the Reserves in 2019. At GGC he’s made thirteen appearances, scoring one goal and adding an assist for the Grizzlies. He previously played for MOBA in USL2.
“Diego is experienced at the semi pro level, and is in a top environment at GGC. He moves well, and is tricky with a ball at his feet. A versatile player that will impact the squad and will give us selection problems from the start”. – Coach Ricky Davey
Santiago Gimenez joins the Revs after a stellar season at UNG where he played in ten games, scoring four goals and providing two assists. Prior to UNG, he played for Cowley College, scoring thirteen goals with eleven assists and was an All Conference and All District selection.
“Santiago has USL2 & NPSL experience in Florida, and had a great first season at UNG. He has amassed a great amount of games in the US system for an international student, and is one that clearly loves the game. His enthusiasm is contagious”. – Coach Ricky Davey
“Miguel is a skilled midfield player that will help give balance & creativity to the team. He will join a midfield group that is talented, gritty, and compliment those around him. We are excited to see what Miguel adds to the group” – Coach Ricky Davey
Akinni James is the reigning UPSL Golden Boot winner and Young Player of the Year. In his rookie season he scored 24 goals in only sixteen games. He’s played for the Atlanta United and Cincinnati FC Academies.
“Akinni is a fantastic all round striker. We’re excited to add a young player, with bags of potential to the summer group. The environment will expose him to a higher level of soccer on & off the field. He has a strong knack to find the back of the net, and has done it at a high level. Hopefully that continues”. – Coach Ricky Davey
James Williams joins us from Oglethorpe University. As a Freshman in 2019, James scored nine goals and added three assist for the Conference Champion Stormy Petrels. He played club at Atlanta Fire United (ENCL) and scored 43 goals for Peachtree Ridge HS.
“James will run through a brick wall for this team. Whether that be as a central striker, or a wide player, James will get it done. He’s explosive, raw, and will create opportunities for the team. Really excited to get working with James, and I know the team will love being around him”. – Coach Ricky Davey
Ryan Carmichael is joining the Revs for his first season after a great rookie campaign for Hofstra where he scored four goals in eight games. Back home in Northern Ireland, he made 20 appearances for Portadown FC in the NIFL Premiership.
“Ryan was the final piece we added to this puzzle. A player that can play directly as a 9, or play underneath the 9. He is a tall player that can hold the ball up or run in behind. Most importantly he knows where the goal is, and we hope to put him the right spots to make the most of that talent”
-Coach Ricky Davey