Newman will look to earn playing time in the midfield. He was a first team all-conference selection and team most valuable player as a senior at Hillsborough High School. He also earned second team all-county honors and was a member of the Hillsborough County Senior All-Star team that defeated Pinellas County 2-1. QUOTING TOMPKINS: "Matt has quick feet, good skill and has progressed steadily. He will give us depth as a wide midfielder."