MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- The Auburn University at Montgomery men's soccer team and head coach Wulf Koch is pleased to announce the addition of Alexander Neubarth and Daniel Grobelny for the 2012 season.
Both German natives, Neubarth is a 6-1, 175-pound, defender/midfielder from Bremen, while Grobelny is a 6-4, 190-pound central defender from Sindelfingen. Each player will be a freshman at AUM.
Neubarth joins the Warhawks from SG Aumund-Vegesack, the Club currently ranked No.7 in the Bremen Liga. A team captain, he has scored five goals and assisted on two others so far this season. He graduated high school from Oekumenisches Gymnasium zu Bremen and plans to major in economics at AUM.
"We are extremely pleased to add Alex to our roster for the 2012 season," Koch said. "He has tremendous physical attributes and will continue the strong tradition of left-footed players at AUM. He comes from a strong German soccer family, as his father, Frank Neubarth, played 317 times for Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga (First Division). Alex is technically and tactically well education and will be a tremendous asset to our team."
Grobelny has been a two-year starter for Vfl Sindelfingen in the U18/U19 Oberliga. He graduated from Johann Friedrich von Cotta Gymnasium and will likely major in business administration at AUM.
"Daniel will give us a tremendous presence in the back with his size," Koch said of Grobelny. "He is very technical and tactically astute."
The duo joins Tim Kayser (5-6, 145/Sophomore/Outside Back/Starnberg, Germany), Atli Johannsson (6-4, 190/Sophomore/Defender/Reykjavik, Iceland), Axel Vignisson (5-10, 170/Sophomore/Left Defender-Midfielder/Reykjavik, Iceland) and Agust Arnarson (5-11, 170/Forward/Reykjavik, Iceland) as new additions to the Warhawks for the 2012 season.