Syracuse Men’s Soccer Bolsters Roster with Addition of Two Players
By Christian De Guzman
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Ian McIntyre and the Syracuse men’s soccer team announced on Thursday afternoon that Hugo Delhommelle and Djimon Johnson have joined the Orange. Both men will participate in spring practices with their new teammates this semester.
Delhommelle, a forward from Rennes, France, is a transfer from Division II Lander University. He recorded 13 goals and 14 assists in two seasons with the Bearcats. The forward helped Lander appear in the 2015 and 2016 Division II National Tournament. Delhommelle also played with Reading United in the Premier Development League, where he scored 3 goals in 13 games to help Reading secure the 2016 Mid Atlantic Division title. He joins Syracuse with two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Johnson, a midfielder and forward from Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be a freshman next fall at Syracuse University. He most recently was a part of the South Kent Cardinals in Connecticut. Johnson was also a member of Beachside Soccer Club in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He started in 25 of the 28 games he played in for the club.
Delhommelle will look to help a Syracuse attack that finished tied for 40th in the NCAA in scoring offense. The Orange lost leading goal scorer Chris Nanco to graduation at the end of the season. Johnson will replenish some depth at midfield for Syracuse after captains Liam Callahan and Oyvind Alseth graduated.
Syracuse finished the 2016 season at 12-4-4. The Orange were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 after losing to North Carolina 1-0.