Former Wilmington Men’s Soccer Striker Shining with Swedish Division II Professional Club
Monday, June 25, 2012 - New Castle, DE
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2009 Senior Captain Anthony Allison, formerly known as Sargbah Tarpeh
Former Wilmington University men’s soccer 2009 captain Sargbah Tarpeh is continuing to make a name for himself as he recently signed with a Swedish Division II Norrland club, Harnosands FF, moving up from the Swedish Division III ranks a season ago.
Tarpeh, who now is formerly known as Anthony Allison, started all four seasons for head coach Nick Papanicolas and the Wildcats, scoring 56 goals and 26 assists for 138 career points. He tallied a career best 21 goals and 12 assists as a senior in 2009, leading the Wildcats to a perfect 11-0 record in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference and an overall record of 19-3-1.
After finishing his college career at Wilmington, Allison signed his first professional contract with the Puerto Rico Islanders win 2010 before heading to Sweden and signing with IFK Sundsvall last season.
In his first season with IFK Sundsvall in Sweden’s Division III League, Allison scored 24 goals in 21 matches to win Sweden’s Division III Mellersta Norrland Golden Boat Award.
Allison returned home to train in the off-season with Junior Lone Star FC in Philadelphia, a team he helped to a U-23 State tile and a subsequent U-23 Regional title in 2008, before heading back to Sweden in late January. After training with the GIF Sundsvall of Sweden’s Allsvenskan and Karlstad BK of Sweden’s Division I for two weeks, Allison agreed to a deal with Harnosands FF.
So far this season, Allison leads the team with nine goals and has helped the team to a 6-4-1 record as the team sits in third place.
During his time at Wilmington, Allison was named a NSCAA and NCAA Daktronics First Team All-America selection; CACC, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the NCAA Daktronics East Region Player of the Year; a First Team All-Region selection and a four-time All-CACC First team member.