CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia’s head men’s soccer coach, George Gelnovatch, announced Friday (Feb. 16) the addition of five players to the squad including four transfers and one freshman.

“We are happy to have this group of players join our squad in the spring,” Gelnovatch said. “These are quality players and young men that have played important roles before. We are fortunate to have these guys here in the offseason to get them integrated with the team and coaches before we start in August. We are confident they will have a positive impact in the fall for our team.”

Virginia’s five additions include:

Nick Dang| Defender | Junior
Ht: 6’2
Wt: 180
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
Club/Previous School: Lipscomb

  • Played and started all 18 games for the Bisons in 2023
  • Registered three goals and three assists in 2023
  • First-team All-ASUN, ASUN All-Tournament Team selection in 2023
  • Named 2022 ASUN Freshman of the Year
  • ASUN All-Freshman Team, ASUN All-Tournament Team selection in 2022
  • Named to 2022 College Soccer News First Team All-Freshman
  • Logged 1,546 minutes on the pitch in 2022, the third highest minute count on the squad
  • Scored four goals and recorded three assists at Lipscomb

Michael Howard| Forward/Midfield | Freshman
Ht: 6’0
Wt: 165
Hometown: Apex, N.C.
Club/Previous School: Atlanta United

  • North Carolina FC 2019-2021 Captain
  • USBNT U15 East Regional ID Centers
  • 2019 ICC Futures Best XI
  • Academy contract with Atlanta United 2
  • Training Experience with Atlanta United 2 & First Team

Luc Mikula| Defender | Senior
Ht: 6’2
Wt: 198
Hometown: State College, PA.
Club/Previous School: Coastal Carolina

  • Team captain at Coastal Carolina
  • Led Coastal Carolina in minutes played in 2022 and 2023
  • 1x Conference player of the week
  • Played the full 90 in all but three contests
  • Named CSC Academic All-District as a sophomore in 2022
  • Appeared on the President’s List four times

Drew Serafino| Forward/Midfield | Junior
Ht: 5’8
Wt: 155
Hometown: East Longmeadow, Mass.
Club/Previous School: Boston College

  • Played in 17 games in 2023 making 11 starts
  • Recorded one assist in 2023 against Syracuse
  • Missed the 2022 season due to injury
  • Played in every game in 2021, making eight starts
  • Scored one goal and recorded an assist in 2021

Cameron Yriondo| Midfield | Junior
Ht: 6’3
Wt: 180
Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
Club/Previous School: Seattle Pacific University

  • Made 33 appearances and 29 starts at Seattle Pacific
  • Logged four goals and five assists
  • Two-time first team All-GNAC selection
  • GNAC All-Academic Team Member
  • Named College Sports Communicators Academic All-District