The Cincinnati Dutch Lions hosted a meet and greet event at the House of Orange in Covington, Kentucky on Sunday afternoon. Fans and sponsors got the chance to mingle with members of coaching staff and front office personnel. Additionally, newly minted head coach Paul Nicholson introduced 6 players to those in attendance.
Michael Vogt recently finished his freshman season for the Colonels of Centre College. The center back from Covington Catholic High School and Kings Hammer Soccer Club earned 13 starts and 19 appearances for the Colonels in 2017.
Charlie Maciejewski tallied a goal and an assist in his sophomore season for Bowling Green State University. The midfielder, who attended high school at Summit Country Day, is no stranger to the PDL. Maciejewski played for the Dayton Dutch Lions in 2017.
Austin Smythe is another product from Summit Country Day. Smythe is a midfielder at the University of Cincinnati.
Ryan Melink, a native of Loveland, Ohio, is making his return to the Cincinnati Dutch Lions. The midfielder for the University of Cincinnati was named to the 2016 American Athletic Conference All-Rookie team.
Keyarash Namjoupanah is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky. Namjoupanah will play outside back for the Dutch Lions.
Aime Mabika is a redshirt freshman at the University of Kentucky. At 6’5″, Mabika will be a presence at center back and holding midfielder for Cincinnati.