MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery men's soccer team and head coach Wulf Koch has announced the addition of Tim Kayser and Atli Johannsson to its roster for the 2012 season.
Kayser, a sophomore outside back, joins the Warhawks from Technical University of Munich in Germany, while Johannsson played last season at Huntingdon College.
"Tim is a quality individual with a tremendous soccer background, who will contribute immediately," Koch said of Kayser. "He has great understanding of the game and has strong ambitions, academically and athletically. He is technically very capable and is strong on the ball. We are excited about Tim joining our program."
"Atli will be a great addition to our team," Koch noted of Johannsson. "Having already played one season of college soccer, the transition will be much easier than if he were a newcomer. He led his team to the conference tournament championship game and was chosen the league's Freshman of the Year last season. With the graduation of two starting defenders, Atli will compete for minutes immediately."
The 5-6, 145 pound Kayser is a native of Starnberg, Germany, and prepped at Gymnasium Starnberg. He currently plays club soccer for Ft Starnberg 09 in the Bezirksoberliga, where he helped the team to a second-place finish in the league last season. He has been a team captain past four seasons and has played with the club since 1997. Last year, he appeared in 15 games, scoring three goals and four assists in 1,350 minutes.
While at AUM, Kayser plans to study business administration.
Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, Johannsson is a 6-4, 190 pound defender. Last season with the Hawks, he was voted the Great South Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, as well as an All-Conference and All-Freshman team selection. He helped Huntingdon to the finals of GSAC Tournament and anchored its defensive unit that allowed only 1.86 goals and 9.1 shots per game.
The Warhawks finished the 2011 campaign with a 12-5-4 overall record and a No. 12 ranking in the final NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll.