News Release

Erin Harvey, Asst. Dir/Compliance/SWA
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

Wilmington's Tarpeh Signs Contract With IFK Sundsvall FC in Sweden

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - New Castle, DE

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Anthony Allison

Wilmington University is pleased to announce that men’s soccer standout Sargbah Tarpeh (Overbrook HS/Philadelphia, PA) has signed a professional contract to play with IFK Sundsvall FC in Sweden. 

Now known as Anthony Allison, he played last season for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and they captured the NASL Championship in his only season with the team.

A National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and NCAA Daktronics First Team All-American selection, Allison, a forward, was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and NCAA Daktronics East Regional Player of the Year.  He was a First Team All-Region selection, and a four-time First Team All-CACC award winner. 

Allison was the catalyst of the Wildcat offense as a senior and led the ‘Cats in almost every offensive category, including goals (21), assists (11), and game winning goals (7). He also led the CACC in points, goals, assists, shots, points per game and assists per game. His offensive contributions ranked 6th in Division II in points per game and assists per game, and 7th in the nation in goals per game. His 54 points this season were a single-season CACC record.

“I am very excited to continue my professional playing career with IFK Sundsvall.  It is a great thrill to be competing in Europe, and I am looking forward to what lies ahead”, stated Allison.  “I am also thankful for the support I continue to receive from my former coaches and teammates at Wilmington.”

Currently, Allison leads the team in scoring, as the squad has just completed their preseason.  He was able to find out about the opportunity in Sweden through his uncle, Dulee Johnson, who played professionally in the country.

“Having Anthony sign another professional contract, especially one in Europe, is a huge accomplishment for our program and for the University”, stated head coach Nick Papanicolas.    “He is an example of how hard work can pay off.  I am extremely happy for Anthony and wish him the best of luck as he continues to pursue his dream of playing at a high level professionally.”