SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly men's soccer team strengthened both its attack and defense for future seasons on Wednesday afternoon with the announcement from fourth-year head coach Steve Sampson and the Mustang Athletics Department that the program has signed three Major League Soccer academy players to National Letters of Intent.
Set to join Cal Poly for the 2018 season are forward Reagan Mugame-Rice (Las Vegas, Nev. / Sporting Kansas City), center back Brecc Evans (Frisco, Texas / FC Dallas) and goalkeeper Trevor Mowry (Greeley, Colo. / Colorado Rapids).
The Cal Poly program will announce its second round of additions – including two Division I transfers – later this spring.
Brecc Evans (Defender)
A four-year player with the FC Dallas academy program, the 6-4 Evans (right, far left in image) has been invited to two of the last three camps held by the United States U-19 Men's National Team. Evans helped his age-group squad to both a 2016 United States Soccer Development Academy national championship and a title at the 2017 Dallas Super Cup. A student at Lone Star HS (Frisco, Texas), Evans intends to major in biological science.
"Brecc is one of the finest and one of the most complete defenders in the country," Sampson said. "He's the captain at one of the finest MLS academy programs, FC Dallas, and is a national champion. Brecc will compete in the center back position and we expect him to contribute significantly as a freshman."
Trevor Mowry (Goalkeeper)
A member of the United States National Team U-17 player pool with two national team invitations, Mowry (right) is also a four-year player for the Colorado Rapids academy program. Having trained with Colorado's first team on multiple occasions, Mowry has captained Rapids youth squads during the 2014-15 and 2016-17 terms. A four-year honor roll selection at University Schools (Greeley, Colo.), Mowry is leaning toward majoring in economics.
"Trevor is an outstanding goalkeeper, has exceptional reflexes and is a great shot stopper," Sampson said. "He'll add to an outstanding list of goalkeepers at Cal Poly who our goalkeeper coach, Ignacio Hernandez, and I are very much looking forward to working with."
Reagan Mugame-Rice (Forward)
Part of Sporting Kansas City's academy setup for the past two years, Mugame-Rice (right, blue shirt) finished as the top scorer at Allen Village HS last season. The Uganda native is undeclared on a major.
"Reagan comes from another outstanding MLS academy program in Sporting Kansas City," Sampson said. "Aside from being a forward, Reagan can also play in the midfield. He has exceptional pace and the ability to get in behind defenses and score goals. Reagan will add an attacking attitude to the Mustang offense this season and we also expect him to contribute significantly."