Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College men's soccer rookie Eduardo Velez-Perez (Toa Baja, Puerto Rico) has been recalled by the Puerto Rican national men's soccer squad for the upcoming CONCACAF U-20 World Championships in Florida next month.
"What an honor for Eduardo to be recalled into the Puerto Rican National Team," said Head Coach Mike Pilger (15th season). "What an honor for our program as well. His teammates love him. So do all his coaches. He's always smiling, laughing, and making us laugh."
Velez-Perez played in all 15 games for Trinity this fall, including 10 starts. He notched an assist for his first career point against Eastern Connecticut State in September.
"The kid loves life and is going to be a great NESCAC player," added Pilger. "He's only 17 and with the pace of NESCAC and the crazy schedule with game after game and no breaks; it was a little shocking for him. Now he only gets one day off until training starts for the tournament. Plus his first game is against USA! Wow!"
Velez-Perez and the Puerto Rican national team open play on November 1 versus USA in Bradenton, Fla.