Former Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Standout Shane Recklet Joins VFC Plauen

PLAUEN, Germany – Former Quinnipiac University men's soccer standout Shane Recklet (Shelton, Conn.) has extended his stay over in Germany, as the 24-yearold has signed a new contract with VFC Plauen. Recklet enjoyed a season with SV Germania Schöneiche, but announced on Friday, July 6, 2012 that he will represent a new club for the next season.

Recklet appeared in 28 matches with Schöneiche last season, developing into a primer figure in the middle of the field. Recklet collected one goal from his defensive midfield role, giving him two career goals in 42 career appearances.  

"I am very happy to see Shane's Professional playing career continue to blossom," said Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Head Coach Eric Da Costa. "He continues to impress and is working his way up the professional divisions in Germany. I have no doubt he will have another successful year and become an impact player and leader for his new club."

Recklet came to terms with a one-year agreement for VFC Plauen, a club in the Regionalliga Nordost (Northern Regional). The 2012-13 season will mark the fourth year that VFC Plauen has competed in the Regionalliga Nordost, the fourth tier of the German Football League system.  Also joining VFC Plauen from Schöneiche is newly appointed manager, Dirk Berger, who is fresh off an impressive season just a year ago.

The two-time All-Northeast Conference honoree begins competition with his new club in August.

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