Louis Greenway-Tambini continues to be “big factor” for men’s soccer team
Edgar Ayala – Sports Writer
Sophomore Louis Greenway-Tambini has been red-hot this season in the men’s soccer team with three game-winning goals and seven goals in his first nine games, according to coach Tom Lang.
The Owls have yet to lose a game with Greenway-Tambini being the leading goal-scorer for Southern.
“He’s doing very well for us,” Coach Lang said. “He has come in and adjusted to our style of play, which really suits his strengths. He has scored goals and won some games for us, so he’s been a big factor for us thus far.”
A transfer student from the University of New Haven, Greenway-Tambini had his UNH reunion when the Owls visited the Chargers on Sept. 23. But his reunion was short lived as he went on to win and score the lone 1-0 goal against his ex-team.
He also had a crucial goal in overtime against Franklin Pierce University. This improved the Owls to 4-3 while registering his first brace of the season that night.
“It was obviously a great feeling, but I’m more focused on winning the game,” Greenway-Tambini said. “Scoring the goal to win the game 3-2 was great, but I would of been happy if any of teammates scored.”
One of his teammates, sophomore Sean Black, said there is still more to come from Greenway-Tambini, and noted in training the one thing that stood out in him.
“He’s able to hold the ball under pressure,” said Black. “He is always positive and drives forward at opponents. I find it easy to play with him, so I’m sure we’ll see more goals from him.”
Greenway-Tambini came to America from Nottingham, England at the age of 19. He decided to attend UNH then later came to play under the lights of Jess Dow Field.
In his freshman year at UNH, he managed to achieve the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team selection and even won a National Championship at Nottingham School.
For the Owls, Greenway-Tambini is averaging 3.11 shots and 1.56 points per game through the first nine games of the season.
Despite joining the Chargers’ cross-city rivals, Greenway-Tambini said Coach Lang was a big part of his decision to transfer to the Owls.
“I wanted a change; I wanted something new,” said the forward. “I spoke to the coach, came here, and liked the ways things were running, so I decided to join Southern.”
At age 16, Greenway-Tambini left his high school in Nottingham to pursue a career as a professional soccer player. And at that age, he started playing for the “under 18’s” of Leicester City F.C., an English club in the Barclays Premier League.
He said even though he played for a club like Leicester, he was never called up to the senior side, just in and around the fringes of the team.
According to Greenway-Tambini, it’s that professional experience that he possesses which has made him the player he is today.
While the experience is there, there is still the question of what Southern supporters can expect from Greenway-Tambini.
“I like to excite the fans,” he said, “so I’m going to do tricks and other things you might not see other players do. I’m going to score goals, create chances, and hopefully have a good year to finish off the season well.”
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