BRONX – Fordham University men’s head coach Carlo Acquista Tuesday announced the addition of three more players for the fall season, joining the four student-athletes that signed in the early period.
The Rams have added Josh Levine (Rockvile Centre, N.Y./South Side (Penn State)), James Burris (Easton, Conn./Fairfield Prep), and Dominick Commesso (Summit, N.J./Morristown Beard).
The trio joined early signees Sebastian Fabrin (Hellerup, Denmark/Øregård Gymnasium), Galen Flynn (West Hartford, Conn./Kingswood Oxford), Max Rogers (Sydney, Australia/St. Ignatius College), and Gianluca Sciortino (Maple, Ontario/St. Joan of Arc).
A 6-3 goalkeeper, Levine spent the past four years at Penn State, and will play as a graduate transfer at Fordham in 2020. He appeared in 32 games for the Nittany Lions the last three seasons, playing almost 3,000 minutes and accounting for 153 saves and a 1.39 goals-against average.
A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2018 and 2019, Levine earned a spot on the conference All-Tournament team in 2017, and twice been named the conference’s defensive player of the week. Levine also served on the executive board of PSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board as treasurer and was recognized by the Penn State Athletics Department for academic excellence for five consecutive semesters.
Levine played club soccer for Dix Hills Elite, and trained with the Region I ODP and Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association ODP teams. He also led South Side High School to a Nassau County Class A Championship as a junior and was the Nassau Class A player of the year and an All-State selection as a senior.
Burris, a 6-3 defender, was a three-year varsity starter at Fairfield Prep. He helped the team to the 2018 Southern Connecticut Conference championship and was the team captain in 2019. He plays club for Connecticut Football Club United of the ECNL and was listed as a CFC Player to Watch in 2017. Burris is a two-time Magna Cum Laude recipient and a member of the National Honor Society.
Commesso, a 5-10 defender-midfielder, is a two-year captain at Morristown Beard School, where he has been an All-State, All-County and All-Conference performer and recipient of the Crimson Award. He plays club soccer for the Cedar Stars Academy, which rated No. 1 in the nation at the end of year rankings and won the EDP and State Championship, while making the semifinals of the Dallas Cup.