Junior Lone Star FC is pleased to announce that the club has signed Mohamed Conteh of New Jersey City University for the 2013 National Premier Soccer League season.

Conteh, who played for I-95 fierce rivals Trenton FC, has been monitored by Junior Lone Star FC’s head coach Bobby Ali for the past three years.

Conteh is a graduate of West Windsor High School where he earned a 19-2 record in his senior year and also helped his school advance to the semi-finals of the state tournament.

He attended Mercer County Community College for two years and while there he won the Region 19 title and was named on the All-GSAC First Team and the All-Region Team. He was also awarded the NSCAA Second Team All-American honors.

He transferred to New Jersey City University last year. In his first season as a transfer, Conteh played and started in all NJCU’s 22 games, scoring three goals and giving three assists as the Gothic Knights advanced to the ECAC Division III Metro semi-finals where they were eliminated by Richard Stockton.

“Mo is a versatile player who plays in defense and midfield," Coach Bobby Ali stated. "His talents are known to us because we have been monitoring him for the past three years. He adds another dimension to our squad and we know he will help us in our quests of winning the NPSL title this season.”

“It’s an honor to sign and play for Junior Lone Star FC," Conteh added. "It was a very hard decision leaving Trenton FC to join Junior Lone Star FC knowing about the fierce rivalry between the two clubs, but I feel it’s time to do what’s best for me as a player.”

“I have utmost respect for all the players and staff at Trenton FC but I couldn’t pass this opportunity to develop myself and play soccer at the next level. I’m now looking forward to pre-season and winning championships with Junior Lone Star FC.”

"I have watched Mo develop since high school and I coached him in 2010 at Mercer County Community College," NJCU head men’s soccer coach Patrick Snyder declared. "His dedication to being a good player is second to none. Since high school he has become a more complete player, not just relying on his athletic ability. The sky is the limit for him in his career and playing in the NPSL should help that continue."

Junior Lone Star FC will begin preseason training in less than 30 days on Monday, March 4, 2013. The Stars’ first league game is away to Greater Binghamton FC on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 6:00pm.

Photo Credit: NJCU Athletics