Leading the way is Payton Blynn, an outside back from Connecticut. He led South Kent School to a 54-3 record and back-to-back national championships during his three years with the team.
Sanoussi Sangary and Ryan Miller, both of whom played alongside Blynn in the High School All-American Game this past December in Orlando, will look to make immediate impacts on the defensive end of the pitch for the Johnnies.
Sangary, a local product, captained Martin Luther King to its second-straight New York City PSAL A title at Belson Stadium in November, while Miller solidified a reputation as one of the best young shot stoppers in the nation at C. Milton Wright High School just outside of Baltimore.
In addition, two more soon-to-be Johnnies were recognized as State All-Stars, as Brandon Knapp was named one of the top players in Maryland while Luke Hansen earned a spot among the Garden State’s best.
The St. John’s men’s soccer team will host an ID Clinic on August 11, looking to identify the next generation of talented student-athletes.
The clinic will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will be available to prospective student athletes entering grades 9-12.
Head coach Dr. Dave Masur, one of just seven active Division I coaches with more than 400 victories, and assistant coach David Janezic will run the clinic at Belson Stadium.
One of the most successful programs in this history of college soccer, St. John’s has been to 20 NCAA Tournament in the last 27 years, including four College Cups and a National Championship in 1996.