Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of September 19

Academy on campus

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In the club's ongoing effort to keep you, the supporters of the
club, as up to date as possible with what is going on with the first
team and beyond, below in a weekly update on how the Red Bull Academy products are fairing playing for their respective collegiate sides.  Academy products are translating the success they had in the
Academy system to the collegiate level.  Below is the update though matches of Sunday, September 19.

There are 37 Academy products playing collegiate soccer, representing 18 Universities, incuding several in the national polls.

Issa Tall- Adelphi
University-
Adelphi University Men’s soccer had a fantastic week with two
shut out wins against Iona and VMI. The
Panthers will look to continue this winning streak as they travel to Princeton, New
Jersey to compete in the Princeton Tournament. Their
first match in the tournament comes against Penn on September 24. Tall tallied
a goal in each of the Panther’s wins.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- #13 BC began the
week with another double overtime draw against Fairfield and ended the week
with a 4-0 blanking of rival Boston University. The Eagles continue conference
play on September 24 against Duke in Durham,
North Carolina. Hot started both
matches this week, playing all 110 minutes in the match against Fairfield and 60 minutes
against BU. 

David NajemColumbia
– With two road losses this week, the Lions’ record rests at 1-4-1 before their
first home match of the season against Seton Hall on Tuesday, September 21.
Najem started both matches this week, registering one assist in the loss
against Fordham. 

Brandon PaulUniversity
of Delaware
–Delaware’s record was extended to 1-2-1 this
week after a 1-3 loss after a last game surge by Navy. Paul, a sophomore goal
keeper, has yet to enter a game for the Blue Hens, but is expected to compete
for the starting role throughout the season.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield
– Fairfield continued its scoreless streak with
a 0-0 draw against Boston
College and an 0-1 loss
against Northeastern this past week bringing their season record to 1-2-3.
O’Keefe has started all six games this season and recorded five saves in the
draw against BC.

Matt UyFairfield
– Fairfield continued their scoreless streak with
a 0-0 draw against Boston
College and a 1-0 loss
against Northeastern this past week bringing their season record to 1-2-3. Uy
has played in all six games so far this season.

Jon GonzalezFDU- FDU came away with their
second victory of the year with a 2-1 double overtime win over the Temple Owls.
Gonzalez has become a dominant force for the Knights’ side. Gonzalez has
started all five matches for the Knights and registered one shot against the
Owls.

Jason WellsFDU- FDU came away with their
second victory of the year with a 2-1 double overtime win over the Temple Owls.
Wells has started each game for the Knights’ and remains a key part of the
Knights’ defense. He recorded his first shot against Temple.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – The Hawks’ difficult
season continued this week with two losses against Niagara and Albany this past week. This leaves them with
a 0-5-1 record so far this season. Amaya scored his second goal on the season
and the lone goal in the Hawks’ 2-1 loss to Niagara.

Sam Adjei Iona – Iona
had a busy week beginning with a 2-0 loss to Adelphi on the road. The Gaels
also traveled to Columbia, South
Carolina for the adidas Gamecock Classic where they faced South Carolina and Kentucky.
Iona left the tournament with a double overtime draw against South
Carolina and a 2-1 win against Kentucky. 
Adjei started the match against Kentucky.

Mario Rios Iona – Iona
had a busy week beginning with a 2-0 loss to Adelphi on the road. The Gaels
also traveled to Columbia, South
Carolina for the Adidas Gamecock Classic where they faced South Carolina and Kentucky.
Iona left the tournament with a double overtime draw against South
Carolina and a 2-1 win against Kentucky. 
Rios registered his third assist of the year against South Carolina and has started all six games
thus far.

Matt Kassell Maryland
– The Terps added two wins to their tally this week including a 3-0 blanking
over Loyola (Md.) and a 3-1 win over North Carolina State. The two wins helped them to move
up to #7 in the national polls. Kassell notched his third assist of the year in
the win over NC State and started both games over the week.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland
– The Terps added two wins to their tally this week including a 3-0 blanking
over Loyola (Md.) and a 3-1 win over North Carolina State. The two wins helped them to move
up to #7 in the national polls. Saint Cyr did not see action for the Terps this
week.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer’s record fell
to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next match
will come against Burlington
on Thursday, September 23.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer’s record
fell to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next
match will come against Burlington
on Thursday, September 23.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer’s record fell
to 2-2-0 this week with a road loss to Bryannt & Stratton. Their next match
will come against Burlington
on Thursday, September 23..

Dylan Mencia Michigan
– The Wolverines improved their record to 3-1-5 this week with a win over Oakland and two draws with
Notre Dame and Marquette in the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge. Mencia saw action
in Michigan’s double over time draw with Marquette. He recorded
three shots after he came into the match. 

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – The Monmouth Hawks
have remained undefeated with two decisive wins over Seton Hall and NJIT. The
wins launched the Hawks to a #5 National ranking this past week. Blacido came
into the match against NJIT and scored his first goal of the season in the shut
out.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth – The Monmouth
Hawks have remained undefeated with two decisive wins over Seton Hall and NJIT.
The wins launched the Hawks to a #5 National ranking this past week. Vazquez
has seen the field in each of the six matches for the Hawks as a starter.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats came away with a win and a loss
this week against Gonzaga and Holy Cross respectively in the Lakeside Classic
held in Evanston, Illinois. This makes Northwestern’s record
3-5-1 for the season. They begin conference play against Michigan State
on September 26. Gendron saw action in both games during the Classic.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers
improved its record to 4-1-2 over the past week as they continued their five
game home stand. The Rutgers shut out Long Island
University by a score of 2-0 and
defeated Hartford
in a thrilling 2-1 double overtime match. McLarney started both games this week
and recorded four shots in the win over LIU.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall
dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Battistesa registered his fourth assist on
the season in the match against Monmouth.

Kevin Bonder 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Bonder had four
saves and two allowed goals in the loss against Monmouth.

Jack Freeman 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Freeman made his
third start for the Pirates.

Adriano Gabrielle 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2. Gabrielle did not see action this week for the Pirates.

Chris Garcia 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Garcia
registered his first shot this match against Monmouth.

Kemal Gurel  Seton
Hall
– Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a
score of 1-2.  Gurel recorded six minutes
of playing time in the Pirates’ loss to Monmouth.

Victor Manosalvas 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this week
by a score of 1-2.  In his third start
for the Pirates, Manosalvas scored his first goal on the season which was also
the Pirates’ lone goal of their 1-2 loss to Monmouth.

Hayden Morris 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Defender Morris
played all 90 minutes of the match for the Pirates.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped
their match against #5 Monmouth this week by a score of 1-2.  Rose played all 90 minutes of the match for
the Pirates in his fourth start.

George Velasquez 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Velasquez did
not see action this week for the Pirates.

Andrew Welker 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall dropped their match against #5 Monmouth this
week by a score of 1-2.  Welker played 77
minutes for the Pirates, registering his second shot in his fourth start for
the season.

Walter Hines 
St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for
the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford
and LIU. 

Conner Lade  St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for
the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford
and LIU. 

John Tardy  St John’s – St. John’s added to wins to their tally for
the season. Both were shutouts against Hartford
and LIU.  Tardy notched his first two
goals of the season in St. John’s 5-0 win over Long Island State University.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – Syracuse
is still looking for their second win of the season after a 1-2 loss to American University on September 18. Their record
is now 1-4. Brode had two shots on goal in the match, his fifth start of the
season.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova secured
two wins for the season this past week, recording 1-0 and 2-0 shutouts against
Penn and Princeton respectively. They face St. Joseph’s on September
22. Garcia started both matches this week and scored his first goal on the
season in his six starts in the win over Princeton.