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Croatian Eagles set roster ahead of Sunday's Great Lakes opener

05/08/2015, 5:30pm CDT
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The Croatian Eagles announced their 30-man roster for the inaugural season of the Great Lakes Premier League, which kicks off Sunday afternoon when the Eagles visit fellow Croatian club and longtime rival RWB Adria in Chicago.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at the recently renovated Kroc Center.

Manager Alex Toth's roster is an experienced group, with four current college players and an average age of 24.7 years. Forward Aaron Lauber (Franklin/UW) is the elder statesman at 36, while teammate Sean Tabbert (Wind Lake/Milwaukee Pius) is half Lauber's age.

At least five players have professional experience: Lauber played for the Milwaukee Rampage, defender Andrew Stone (Green Bay Preble/UW-Milwaukee) spent last season with Indy Eleven in the North American Soccer League, midfielder Andrew Wiedabach (Mequon Homestead/UW-Milwaukee) was with NASL club Minnesota United's reserve team last summer and Philip Suprise (Milwaukee Pius) and Connor Brehm (Racine St. Catherine's) played with Wiedabach on the Milwaukee Wave over the winter. Brehm also had a stint with pro clubs in Northern Ireland last summer.

The active college players are Tabbert, who was a freshman at NCAA Division II South Dakota School of Mines last fall, and the Marquette trio of forward Kelmend Islami (South Milwaukee), midfielder David Selvaggi and goalkeeper Brady Walsh.

The Croatians' roster also includes many of the players who have helped the team contend for titles in the Wisconsin Soccer Leagues Major Division and state, regional and national U.S. Adult Soccer Association competitions in recent years.

Toth will select an 18-man roster for gameday, and teams are allowed to make five substitutions in GLPL matches. The Eagles' home opener is May 23 against AFC Ann Arbor, with kickoff at 3 p.m. at Croatian Park in Franklin.

Croatian Eagles 2015 GLPL schedule


No. Name Pos. Hometown Previous Team
1 Josh Rohde GK Waukesha UW-Whitewater
2 Dusty Page D Germantown Northern Illinois
3 Greg Jones M Milwaukee UW-Oshkosh
4 Aaron Cranfill D New Berlin UW-Milwaukee
5 Donnie Crego D Brookfield Brookfield East HS
6 Aaron Schroeder D Milwaukee Milwaukee Pius HS
7 Ilya Ksenidi M-F West Allis UW-Green Bay
8 Joe Anderson D Racine Wisconsin
9 Mike Narciso D Livingston, N.J. Providence
10 Andrew Wiedabach M-F Mequon UW-Milwaukee
11 Edison Crespo F Milwaukee UW-Milwaukee
12 Tony Patterson M-D Menomonee Falls UW-Green Bay
13 David Selvaggi M Elmhurst, Ill. DePaul
14 Philip Suprise F-M Milwaukee Quininnipac
15 Scott Raymonds M Brookfield UW-Green Bay
16 Aaron Lauber F Franklin Wisconsin
17 Andy Huftalin F Rockford, Ill. Marquette
18 Connor Brehm F Racine Bellarmine
19 Sean Tabbert M Wind Lake Milwaukee Pius HS
20 Chris Kurth D Green Bay UW-Oshkosh
21 Andrew Stone D Green Bay UW-Milwaukee
22 Kelmend Islami F-M South Milwaukee South Milwaukee HS
23 Brady Walsh GK Grayslake, Ill. Warren Township HS
24 Gustavo Mena M Milwaukee Milwaukee Hamilton HS
25 Nick Grbavac M Chicago UW-Milwaukee
26 Austin Toth D Milwaukee UW-Milwaukee
27 Luke Goodnetter M Brookfield UW-Milwaukee
28 A.J. Patterson M Menomonee Falls UW-Green Bay
29 Richard Rowell M Middleton UW-Platteville
30 Bryce Boyd G-F Mequon UW-Milwaukee

Manager: Alex Toth

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