Orlando, FL – The Central Florida Crusaders have announced five new players, four for the men's team and one for the women's. For the men, goalkeeper Scott Flores, defender Stephen Harrison, and midfielders Haroldo Campos and Diego Pantuza, and for the Women's team, goalkeeper Jena Tilleman.
Originally from Sheffield, England, Harrison has spent the last decade in Orlando working with Orlando City youth soccer, working currently as the Director of Youth Programs. He is also a veteran club coach, having previously led his OCSS - Seminole teams to a state championship and participation in the U13 national tournament. Prior to his time in Orlando, Harrison coached in the Sheffield United academy in England as well as with Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday. He holds a US Soccer National Youth license and FA Futsal Level 1 license. Before getting into coaching, Harrison earned 30 caps with the England National Futsal Team and represented Great Britain in the World University Games.
Hailing from Cormack, New York, Flores attended Farmingdale State College for college soccer, where he was named Second Team All-Conference his senior year in 2018. He played in USL League 2 for the Long Island Rough Riders during the 2019 season and also spent time on trial with FFCA 04 Darmstadt in Germany. As of late, Flores has the last two years with the Central Florida Panthers of NPSL, working with Crusaders Head Coach Tom Traxler. Outside of soccer, Flores is a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor.
Campos, the Belo Horizonte, Brazil native, joins the Crusaders with over 20 years of playing experience, from futsal to outdoor. After starting with Olympico E.C in 2003, Campos has gone on to play with AABB, Colégio Magnum, Atlético MG, Cruzeiro E.C. from 2005 until 2010, AABB Cruzeiro in 2011, Venda Nova F.C. in 2012, São Bernardo F.C in 2013, Recrear F.C. and Vespasiano E.C. in 2014, and Democrata SL in 2015. After moving to Florida, Campos then went on to play for OFC Barça and Atlético Orlando in 2020, Gosa Spurs in 2021, Jacksonville Lions FC, and the Iowa Demonhawks in 2022.
Another native of Belo Horizonte, Pantuza began his career with América Futebol Clube MG in Brazil, before joining Desportiva Ferroviária. In 2012, the midfielder transferred to Portugal, where he played for Benfica Castelo. He has also spent time playing in Sweden and Germany. In Orlando, he has played for OFC Barça, where he was named the 2019 UPSL MVP. He has also played for Gosa Spurs, Florida Tropics, and the Iowa Demonhawks in MASL2.
A born and raised Floridian, Tilleman attended Winter Park High School, playing on their Varsity team from 2012-2016 under Crusaders Head Coach Tom Traxler. She went on to play at Daytona State College from 2016-2018, playing in eight games and allowing only one goal. Tilleman also played for Daytona Soccer Academy WFC in the WPSL in 2017. She has recently studied at UCF for Physical Therapy.
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The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of seasoned sports team/league owners with over 50 years of ownership experience. The league features both a Men's & Women's Division, competing in double header game days over a 20-game regular season that takes place between the months of December and April. Current teams include Central FL Crusaders (Orlando), Columbus Rapids (Georgia), Fayetteville Fury, Memphis Americans, Rome Gladiators (Georgia), and Tampa Bay Strikers. The NISL is committed to promoting and supporting our member teams, while providing an avenue for players, coaches, and front office staff to develop their skills and gain exposure for opportunities at higher levels, all while providing high-quality, affordable entertainment in the communities we serve.