Category: Team News

Francis Marion University Trio Joins the Revs

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

 

 

 

Revs 2021 NPSL Goalkeeper Corps Announced

This season we have signed four outstanding goalkeepers to anchor our defense.  Chris Banfi – Spring Arbor University, Josh Hangi – Akron University, Russell Shealy – Syracuse University, and Brant Zulauf – Mercer University.

“Russell, Brant, Josh & Chris will provide excellent options for our GK position this upcoming season. They all possess unique skill sets and have played games at the highest of levels. What I’m most excited about is seeing their application, and intensity in every session. I know they will benefit from the environment, and push each other everyday. A great foundation to build upon.” – Head Coach Ricky Davey

“I am excited to work with a strong group of goalkeepers all from top level college programs. We have had some strong goalkeepers in the past seasons, but top to bottom this will be a top, competitive group.  I expect each of them to push one another and really compete for the #1 spot.” GK Coach Chris Jackson

Chris Banfi joins us from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.  The Crossroads League Champions are powerhouse NAIA soccer program where Chris has started over 30 games. The Oakville, Ontario, Canada native brings a record of success in net.

 

 

 

Josh Hangi is from Decatur and is a freshman for the Akron Zips soccer squad, known as a consistently strong NCAA DIV I team.  Prior to college, he was a member of the Atlanta United Academy and is an exciting prospect.

 

 

 

 

Russell Shealy was part of the 2018 NCAA DIV I Champion University of Maryland team.  He is now the GK for Syracuse University.  The Cartersville native started 33 games for the Atlanta United Academy and was a top college recruit.

 

 

 

Brant Zulauf comes to the Revs from Mercer University.  The Redshirt freshman is from Alpharetta where he played for both United Futbol Academy and the Atlanta United Academy.  He is an Adidas Top 50 All Star.

Revs 2021 NPSL Coaching Staff

The full coaching staff has been assembled in preparation for the upcoming NPSL season.  The staff of five coaches is led by new Head Coach Ricky Davey.  Ricky is a member of the Georgia State University coaching staff and brings with him a great deal of experience and a track record of success.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing coaching staff Ricky has put together.  From our very first interview, it was obvious that Ricky was the right choice to lead the Revs to the next level and his motivation, passion, and organizational abilities have resulted in him building a fantastic coaching staff that will help with recruitment, player development, and ultimately winning.  We’re in for a very exciting season.”

– General Manager Eric Morrison

 

Alec Morrison returns for his fifth year on the Revs coaching staff.  As a member of the ADASL and Youth coaching staff, he will provide continuity as we take a whole club approach to winning in the NPSL along with his impressive record of developing players and winning as a coach.

“Alec brings an inside knowledge of the club that will be essential to our progress throughout the summer. His work with the reserve, and youth teams will provide a true strength to the NPSL squad. His advice will be crucial, and his shoulder to lean on is vital for the staff”.  – Coach Ricky

 

Chris Jackson returns for his third season as the Revs GK coach.  He brings a high level of professionalism and expertise to the role.  Additionally, Chris continues to play for and coach the Revs Reserves.

“Chris has a decade of experience at top levels throughout the game. His knowledge and skill set will provide a true professional & technical environment to our GK’s. I’m excited to work with Chris as a coach, and a person. Our keepers will cherish this experience”. – Coach Ricky

Adam Reakes joins the club this season after many successful years as a player and coach.  He is currently the Academy Director of Coaching at Inter Atlanta FC and has been successful everywhere he coaches.

“Adam has an established NPSL/USL2 background and will bring copious amounts of experience to the staff. His skills will lend to the defensive half of our team, and the discipline and organization that comes at the NPSL level. Adam is a grinder, and his work ethic will dissipate throughout the squad”. – Coach Ricky

 

The final new member of the coaching staff is Daniel Mohsen from Georgia State University.  After a successful player career, including 2011 as a Rev, Daniel is building an impressive reputation in the coaching ranks.

“Daniel is an excellent coach that I’m delighted to be working with. Along with being a top coach and recruiter, he brings an energy that is second to none to any situation he is part of. I see Daniels’ skill set focused on the attacking half of the field. This staff, and organization is excited to have Daniel on board”.            – Coach Ricky

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Revs Winter ID Camp

Revs Winter ID Camp Info:

Be Evaluated by our Coaching Staff!

The Revs Winter ID Camp will be organized into small groups of between 10-12 players. Each player registered for the camp will receive professional training from our coaching staff focused on technical ability, small sided games, and fitness. Each player will be evaluated over the course of 4 training sessions to decide if they are a good fit for one of the teams in our club. These teams include our NPSL team as well as our Revs Reserves, Revs ADASL, Revs U23s and Revs U21s.

Training will be 4 sessions on Saturdays based on the time slot selected during registration.

Dates: December 5th, 12th,19th, January 2nd

Cost: $75

Location: McDonough, Georgia (Address to our private field will be sent once registered.)

Who: Any player interested in playing for the Revs

What to bring: Shinguards, cleats, water, winter training clothing.

REGISTER HERE

To complete registration you must complete the registration fee at the link above, as well as complete the Player Info Form which can be found HERE

If you have registered but have not heard from our club, please contact Coach Alec at 860-682-3819.

Military Appreciation Day Friendly: Revs U23 vs Ft. Benning FC

Event:  A Day at the Soccer Park Honoring Service Men & Women (Active/Retired)

Date & Time:  October 26th, 2019 at 7:45pm (Events & additional Matches starting at 1:30pm)

Location:  Poole [Putnam County] Recreation Department: Main Field 140 Recreation Road, Eatonton, GA 31024

Lake Country United FC (LCUFC), aka the ’Impact’, a soccer club located in Eatonton, GA, will be honoring active and retired service men and women on Saturday October 26th by hosting a soccer match between the Georgia Revolution FC and Fort Benning FC.  Georgia Revolution FC is a semi-professional soccer team whose top team competes in the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League), the fourth tier in the US Soccer pyramid.

Georgia Revolution FC will bring the team that entered the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Soccer Tournament. This team is comprised of players age 23 and under and will include several talented players from the Lake Country region including Randy Martinez from Eatonton, Georgia, Alex Escutia, originally from Eatonton and Trevin Kilpatrick of Greensboro.

Fort Benning FC is an amateur soccer team made up of active enlisted men and officers stationed at Fort Benning, which straddles the border of Georgia and Alabama near Columbus, GA.  Fort Benning FC primarily competes regionally and versus other military based soccer teams.  They have a reputation of being talented players with loads of speed.

Throughout the day active and inactive service men and women will be honored.  The day will begin at 1:30pm with a soccer match between LCUFC 04 Premier Team (Boys) will host Steamers FC 04 Elite, a Classic 3 match between two talented teams.  At 3:30pm, the LCUFC 07 Boys Team will play InterAtlanta FC 07 Boys, a Classic 4 match.

At 5:45pm a Classic 1 match will begin between LCUFC 04 Elite (Boys) versus the Columbus FC RedStars 04 Elite.  These two teams met last November in the opening round of the Georgia Soccer D2 State Championship Tournament, where the team from Columbus handed LCUFC it’s only defeat of the tournament.  CFC came out on top 2 – 1, but was eliminated in the tournament’s opening weekend.  LCUFC however did recover from that loss, making their way to the Championship Match.  This rematch should be a good one.

The Final Match of the day will be a prime-time matchup played under the lights between the Georgia Revolution FC and Fort Benning FC.  Prior to the start of the match, the Honor Guard from Putnam County High School’s ROTC will present our nation’s colors and the National Anthem will be played.   LCUFC will have a DJ on hand all day playing music between matches and adding to the lively atmosphere.  Additionally, a Kid Zone with kid friendly soccer activities will also available for kids.  The Putnam County Recreation Department will have the concession stand open serving snacks, soft drinks, coffee and hot cocoa, as well as hot foods.

Tim Gilbert, Co-Founder and Director of Coaching for LCUFC, as well as head coach for the LCUFC 04 Premier Boys Team and the LCUFC 04 Elite Boys Team, said, “We are looking forward to hosting this event here in our hometown of Eatonton.   We have put together four competitive matches with some of the top teams in their respective age groups coming in from Gwinnett County, Atlanta and Columbus to play our LCUFC teams and the Georgia Revolution FC.  It should be a fun-filled day for people in the Eatonton/Putnam County and the entire Lake Country region to come out and celebrate the fantastic sport of soccer while honoring our nation’s Veterans, as well as active and inactive service men and women.”  For more information about Lake Country United FC, visit www.LCUFC.com or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Alec Morrison, head coach for the Georgia Revolution FC said, “We’re very excited to be playing the Fort Benning FC [Soccer team] in a game honoring our Veterans and Active service members. This is a great opportunity to support a good cause as well as help grow soccer in the Lake Country region and beyond. Lots of talented players will be on the field and we look forward to seeing all of the fans and supporters cheering them on.”  For more information about Georgia Revolution FC, visit www.georgiarevolutionfc.com.

For more information about Fort Benning Military Base, visit https://www.benning.army.mil/.

Andrew McCrory, head coach for Columbus Red Stars FC 04 Elite said, “We at [Columbus FC] RedStar are excited as we prepare to compete against LCUFC as well as watch our home town Fort Benning FC team play. My boys always enjoy peeking in on the next level of play and I hope they can learn from watching the semi-pros fight for victory.  For more information about the Columbus Red Stars FC, visit https://redstarsoccer.org/.

For additional information regarding this event, contact Tim Gilbert @ 404-886-8088 or email tgilbert@lakecountryunitedfc.com.

Georgia Revolution FC Academy!

We’re very proud to announce the launch of Georgia Revolution FC Academy. The Academy’s goal is to provide affordable high level soccer to our local community, while making an impact in the player’s lives on and off the field. The Academy is a partnership between Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation and Georgia Revolution FC which will look to field teams from U8-U19. We will immediately look to create teams between U14-U19 (Birth Years 2001-2007), while looking to field teams between U8-U13 by Spring 2020.

“The Academy creates a clear pathway for players from SCSF after-school programs all the way up to the NPSL. For both SCSF and Georgia Revolution FC, we’ve created a community where players and families come first. We’re very excited to be bringing this mindset into more competitive youth soccer and I look forward to coaching players from all over Henry County and beyond.” Alec Morrison, SCSF Program Coordinator/Asst. Director of Coaching

An Informational meeting about Georgia Revolution FC Academy and Southern Crescent Soccer Foundation will be held June 24th at 7pm at Village Park(750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood GA).

Tryouts dates for Georgia Revolution FC for U14-U19 will be June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 6:00-7:30pm at Village Park(750 Fairview Rd, Ellenwood GA).

Additional tryouts will be held July 9th, 10th, and 11th from 6:00-7:30pm at Village Park.

All tryouts will be free for players! Pre-Register for tryouts now below. (Walk-up registration day of is welcome.)

Fill out the information below to Pre-Register for Tryout #1!

Tryout #1 Registration Form

 

U19s Promoted to Revs Blues

Pedro Prieto, Marco Ibarra, and Anthony Martin have all been promoted to the Revs Blues for the remainder of the 2018-2019 ADASL season. The Revs Blues focus is player development and is used as an entry point into adult soccer. We’re very excited to have our youth begin to make the jump!

Pedro Prieto is a creative winger that enjoys taking players on. His confidence and comfort on the ball gives him a high ceiling to continue to develop into an elite player.

Marco Ibarra played as a forward for the U19s and is a natural Finisher. He’s dangerous in and around the box, and it’ll be exciting to see the goals he will score for the club as he moves up the ranks.Anthony Martin was the Captain of the U19s. He is a physically strong and intelligent Centerback. He makes his presence known on the field while battling with attackers, and also has the awareness to build out the back. He has a very bright future in the beautiful game.

Clayton Adams Goes Pro

“The Revs took a chance on me and I can’t thank them enough.”

 

During the 2018 season, Clayton Adams was willing to push himself towards his goal to play professional soccer. Following his fast rise to Georgia Revolution FC’s first team in 2018, we will get to see that goal achieved. The Revs saw a blonde midfielder with talent take the field and signed him to the Revs Reserves following the 2018 open tryouts. During the 2018 campaign, his play for the Reserves led him to join the first team Georgia Revolution FC where he saw action in three games for the Revs.

Clayton Adams, a native of Warner Robins, started his soccer career as most kids do in the United States’ recreational soccer leagues. “I started playing when I was young in a tiny town called Ozarks, Alabama. Then moved to Arizona when I was 14 and played club ball and then moved to Pennsylvania where I played my only year of High School soccer. I finally ended up in Warner Robins where I played in the Central Georgia Soccer Association.”

Following his days with the CGSA, Adams continued his play in Sunday leagues and Adult leagues until he heard about the Georgia Revolution tryouts. He had heard that Atlanta is where you want to go to become a professional player, but never had the funds to do so. The Revs gave him the opportunity to tryout and with the cost of the tryouts being only $50, he saw the chance to make a team. The only way to describe Clay when it comes down to it, is extremely hardworking and determined. “Once I made the team, it was immediately a family. Everyone wants to support you and help you get better and you honestly know that you are apart of a family with the Revs whether its players, coaching staff; hell even the owner is at practices watching and cheering you on.”

During his time with the Revolution’s second Team, the Revs Reserves, he had seven appearances with five goals and three assists in the 2018 season and his explosiveness on the field was not the only thing catching the eyes of the Revs coaching staff. During his time with the Reserves, Clay gained more technical ability and used his speed as well as his acceleration to get past players and get to goal. This led to his rise to the first team for the Revolution and he’s still not stopping. “It’s all about experience and not about the next level. It’s about where you are now and getting better now with every game, every drill, every practice, and focusing on everything while you’re working with the Reserves or the first team.”

When asked about how the club has treated him during his tenure, “ This club has made leaps and bounds since 2014 and now it’s a real family environment where the supporters know you, your teammates are there for you, and the coaching staff is always supportive. This team is where you have a chance to play and that’s been the best part of this journey.”

Following his stellar play for the Revolution Reserves and first team Revs, Adams was offered a contract to play for the Austin Bold FC as they intend to play in the United Soccer League Championship in their inaugural year in 2019. “My journey with the Revs, especially the NPSL team was more of a mental one than a physical one and it really prepared me for the situations I would face leading up to the contract signing. I think more than anything, it is really a testament to what the Revs are about which is preparing you for the next level and giving you every opportunity to get there.”

We wish Clayton the best of luck and cannot wait to see what the future holds for him!

#JoinTheRevolution #RevsInThePros

By Matt Laczko

 

Revs Make a Huge Impact in College

Following a historic 2018 NPSL season, Revs players returned to school and continued playing great soccer.  They brought home four Conference Championships, seven players made their All-Conference teams, and two were selected as All Americans.  Let’s talk about how each of our college players did this season.

 

First, congratulations to our Head Coach, Steo Magennis, for being part of the GGC coaching staff that was recognized as the NAIA East Region Coaching Staff of the Year.

After turning the Revs around in 2018, he returned to his position as Assistant Head Coach at GGC.  The team finish ranked #12 in the Nation after winning the Aii Conference Championship and advancing to the NAIA round of 16.

 

Toni Tiente comes to us from Paris, France where he played for the prestigious Paris Football Club Academy.  After a great season in the NPSL, owning the middle of the field and playing every minute, Toni continued his domination at GGC.  The Grizzlie’s Team Captain led the team with 8 goals and 11 assists.  His 11 assists broke the GGC single season record.  As only a sophomore, Toni was recognized for his efforts and was selected to the All-Conference Team and as a NAIA All American.

 

 

Andy White is a strong center back hailing from Coundon, England.  Entering his first season in the NPSL he had an immediate impact, starting the first 8 games of the season.  He returned for his senior year at GGC starting all 19 games, playing 1675 minutes and contributing with 3 goals and 4 assists.  A three time All-Conference selection, Andy ended his career at GGC with 77 appearances and 74 starts.  For his contributions in 2018, he was named to the NAIA All American Team.

 

 

Sagi Hirsch is a native of Ma’ayan Tzvi, Israel.  Our 2018 Team Captain was a leader on and off the field, playing an important part in the success of the team.  He started all 14 regular season games, providing stout defense and dangerous counter attacks as our left back.  His junior season at GGC was outstanding.  Sagi continued his attacking style of play from the left back position, contributing with 1 goal and 10 assists.  He was selected to the All-Conference Team.

 

 

Carlos DeLaRosa is a forward from Sugar Hill, Georgia where he led Duluth High School to the 2015 State Championship and was the Golden Boot winner.  He joined the Revs in 2018 where he saw minutes in three games, playing behind NPSL Region 11 player Isaac Promise.  During his second season with GGC, Carlos saw more playing time, appearing in 14 games and starting 8.  He contributed to the teams results with two goals.

 

Aaron Whitten is a fan favorite, playing for the Revs in his hometown. After playing in the PDL, he came to the Revs excited to show what he could do. The Locust Grove HS graduate was the 2017 Region Player of the Year. As a Rev, he appeared in all 16 games contributing with 1 goal and 4 assists. Aaron competed for his second season at Reinhardt University starting all 19 games, leading the team with 12 goals and 9 assists. Reinhardt won the AAC Championship and Aaron was selected to the AAC All Conference Team.

Another local talent, Devon Patterson returned to the Revs for his third season.  As the two-time Captain of Woodland High School, Devon was a dominant player and was recognized as the 2013 Region Player of the Year, scoring 34 goals with 28 assists.  In 2018 Devon appeared in four matches and scored a goal for the Revs.  Returning for his final season at Oglethorpe University, he helped lead the team to the SAA Regular Season Championship.  Starting all 14 games, he scored 6 goals and had 2 assists.  He was selected to the SAA All Conference Team for the second time.

 

 

Joining us from Fort Erie, Ontario Canada, Sergio Sereeira is a versatile player who can play both midfield and outside back.  As the NPSL season progressed, Sergio worked his way into the starting line-up as we were fighting for a playoff spot.  He started both playoff games and ended the season with 7 appearances.  During his third season at Life University, Sergio was an instrumental player for the team.  He appeared in all 19 games, starting 15, scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists.

 

 

 

 

A mid-season addition to the roster, Alhaji Tambabu comes with a great youth soccer resume.  A product of the Atlanta United Academy, he earned the Club’s Best Player Award in 2016.  A midfielder with huge potential, Alhaji is an exciting prospect for the team and will certainly be a dangerous player in 2019.  In 2018 he made 7 appearances, contributing 1 assists.  Returning to Georgia Southern for his second year, Alhaji solidified himself in the starting line-up making 17 appearance with 13 starts.  A strong GSU advanced to the Sun Belt Championship Game.

 

Vladik Margolin was a mid-season transfer from Duluth FC where he spent two seasons.  From Shelomi, Isreal, the center back played an important role in the club after the loss of Andy White.  With his previous NPSL experience, Vlad was able to seamlessly integrate himself into the starting CB position.  He made 7 appearances and had a crucial assist in our 3-2 playoff victory over the New Orleans Jesters.  During his junior year at the University of Montevallo, he started in all 16 games, scoring a goal with 2 assists.

Wesley Sprague finished his high school career in Napersville, IL where he was named to the 2017 All State Team.  As a freshman at Gordon College, he was selected to the All-Conference Team and named the CCC Rookie of the Year.  Joining the Revs in 2018, Wes entered as the #3 GK, but with an amazing work ethic and instinct for stopping shots, Wes worked his way into the starting GK position for our last 4 games including both playoff games. He saved the Revs NPSL season with an amazing PK stop, securing our playoff victory in New Orleans.  Returning to Gordon College, Wes started all 16 games for the CCC Conference Champs.

Matthew Sharman is a Sandwich England native who began his US playing career at Parkland College where he was named a NJCAA All American and Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016.  Although he saw limited action with the Revs in the NPSL, Matt  made an appearance in our victory over Inter Nashville.  Finishing his college career at the University of North Georgia, he appeared in all 15 games and had 89 saves for the Nighthawks.  He was selected to the Peach Belt All Conference Team for the second year in a row.

Georgia Revolution FC Summa Sportswear Partnership

The Georgia Revolution FC is proud to announce Summa Sportswear as the club’s official uniform provider.

Summa Revs Store: https://www.summasportswear.com/georgia-revolution-fc.html

“Our partnership with Summa Sportswear is another step forward for the Club.  As we grow and continue to develop a network of partners, our priority is that they share the Revs’ vision of growing grassroots soccer while providing value to our community.  Summa is the perfect fit.  The quality of all the Summa products is exceptional and we’re certain our players, families and fans will be happy with all the sportswear options Summa offers.”-Georgia Revolution FC

“We are truly excited to announce our partnership with Georgia Revolution FC.  It became very clear over the past number of months that Summa Sportswear and the Revs have very similar goals in how we want to impact the world of soccer.  We are excited for the future and excited to help Georgia Revolution FC build their soccer club into something very special.”-Summa Sportswear

Georgia Revolution FC is a professionally managed soccer club located in Henry County, Georgia.  The club is dedicated to the grassroots growth of soccer by providing local players of all skill levels a soccer community and the opportunity to play at the highest level.  The Revs have teams in Youth Recreation, Youth Academy, Adult Amateur for Men and Women, and the senior men’s team competes in the National Premier Soccer League.

Summa is an Irish sportswear brand focused on promoting sports clubs and athletes in order to help them make the most out of their sporting experience. Summa provides an income stream for clubs and athletes, while growing their exceptional brand. Summa’s goal is to profit share with their partners by providing the club an incentive to encourage their members and fans to purchase their clubs’ merchandise and brand. Partnering with clubs and growing together as one community is the end goal and a formula where everyone wins.