Congratulations to Upper 90 College APAC client Connor Wilkinson on his commitment to Mercyhurst University Men's Soccer (NCAA D2, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)! Connor was selected for the Central Coast Soccer representative program at age 11 and has played at this level every year since. He has primarily played in Midfield and for the past 2 seasons forCentral Coast Mariners Youth and Central Coast Lightning Men’s First Grade where he has been playing at Right Back and Centre Midfield.
Connor will be joining Upper 90 College APAC recruit Michael Blancato at Mercyhurst under the guidance of 2nd year Head Coach Nenad Vidakovic, a former Yugoslavian National Team player, his experience includes playing in the European Cup and Olympic game qualifiers.Along with his experience on the Yugoslavian National Team, Vidakovic also enjoyed a 15-year professional career in the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, France and Cyprus. He has 24 seasons of coaching experience at the club, high school, collegiate, and professional levels and currently holds the NSCAA National Coaching Certificate.
The 'Lakers' went 9-8-1 in 2015, and Connor has been brought in by the coaching staff with the view to make a big impact in his Freshman year come this August. Very thankful for our Recruiting Director Bradley Walker, the team and I to have worked with such a great family and I know Lisa and Dean (Mum and Dad), brothers Lachlan & Cameron (who currently plays for Goldey Beacom, NCAA D2), your family and friends are all very excited for you on this journey into college soccer in the US!