Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of September 26

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 26.

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 completed the week with a win
against Penn (1-0) and a loss against Princeton (0-3) in the Princeton
tournament. The win and loss this week bring their record to 5-3-0 so far this
season. Their next match comes against Georgetown
on September 29. Tall started both matches this week, continuing to be an
offensive threat for Adelphi as he recorded 10 shots against Penn and Princeton.

Sacir
Hot- Boston
College-

The Eagles began the week ranked #10 in the nation facing two tough opponents.
BC saw two shutouts on the week, winning a 2-0 match against Rhode Island and falling in a 1-0 loss to
conference rival Duke. Their loss to the Blue Devils saw a three game opponent
shutout streak come to an end and was their first defeat of the season. Hot
played 86 minutes in his start against Duke and did not see action against Rhode Island.

David NajemColumbia
– The Lions improved their record to 3-4-1 this week with two wins over Seton
Hall and Long Island. Columbia
faces Delaware
on Tuesday, September 28 for their next match. 
Najem scored his first goal of the season against Seton Hall tying the
game at 2-1 before the Lions went on to win. David also registered an assist
starting in both games this week. Najem was named the Ivy League Men’s Soccer
Rookie of the Week.

Brandon PaulDelaware – The
Blue Hens faced Saint Peter’s and Georgia State this week and came away with
two loses bringing their season record to 1-4-1. Paul saw his first action of
the season this week starting both games. Paul played all 107 minutes in the
Hens’ loss to St. Peter’s and played through the 64th minute against
Georgia State. He registered nine saves on the
week.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield
– Fairfield
played one match this week and came to a 1-1 draw with St. Francis after the
game was stopped at 70:08 due to lightening and rain. Fairfield’s
next match comes against New
Hampshire on September 28. O’Keefe started the game
against UNH and made six saves in the 71 minute match.

Matt UyFairfield
– Fairfield
played one match this week and came to a 1-1 draw with St. Francis after the
game was stopped at 70:08 due to lightening and rain. Fairfield’s
next match comes against New
Hampshire on September 28. Uy did not see action this
week for Fairfield.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Knights came away with
two victories this week against Yale and UMBC. These wins set up FDU with a
record of 4-3-0 at almost the halfway point in the season.  Gonzalez saw two starts this week,
registering a shot against UMBC. FDU stays at home next week against conference
rival St. Francis.

Jason WellsFDU- The Knights came away with
two victories this week against Yale and UMBC. These wins set up FDU with a
record of 4-3-0 at almost the halfway point in the season. Wells came into the
game for the Knights against UMBC. FDU stays at home next week against
conference rival St. Francis.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick finally got
their first win this week in a 1-0 defeat of Hartford on September 25. Earlier in the
week, Hartwick suffered their sixth defeat of the season coming at the hands of
Marist in a 2-3 loss. In his seventh and eighth starts this season, Amaya
scored a goal in each game. He also registered an assist in the loss to Marist.

Sam Adjei Iona – The Gaels faced Sacred
Heart and St. Joseph’s
this week coming away with a 1-2 and a 0-1 loss respectively. This brings Iona’s record to 3-4-2 on the season as they look to take
on Stony Brook on Wednesday, September 29. Adjei started both games this week
for the Gaels.

Mario Rios Iona – The Gaels faced Sacred
Heart and St. Joseph’s
this week coming away with a 1-2 and a 0-1 loss respectively. This brings Iona’s record to 3-4-2 on the season as they look to take
on Stony Brook on Wednesday, September 29. Rios started both games this week
for the Gaels.

Matt Kassell Maryland
– Starting the week at #5 nationally, the Terps suffered only their second loss
of the season at the hands of the #3 North Carolina Tar Heels. The 1-2 loss
brings Maryland’s
record to 4-2-1 on the season. Kassell scored the lone goal for the Terps. It
was his third on the season.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – Starting the week at #5
nationally, the Terps suffered only their second loss of the season at the
hands of the #3 North Carolina Tar Heels. The 1-2 loss brings Maryland’s record to 4-2-1 on the season.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer had three
matches this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on
the season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD
on Thursday, September 30.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer had three matches
this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on the
season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD
on Thursday, September 30.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer had three
matches this week going 2-1 in those matches making their overall record 4-3 on
the season. Their next match will come against Montgomery, MD
on Thursday, September 30.

Dylan Mencia Michigan
– The Wolverines record came to 4-3-4 this week with an overtime win over Kentucky and a loss coming against #23 Ohio State.
Mencia came in as a substitute in the game against Kentucky
and also saw action against arch rival Ohio State.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – The #4 Monmouth
Hawks suffered their first loss on the season coming against Loyola (MD). The
Hawks look to overcome their 0-2 defeat against conference rival Quinnipiac on
Friday, October 1. Blacido started the game for the Hawks.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth - The #4 Monmouth
Hawks suffered their first loss on the season coming against Loyola (MD). The
Hawks look to overcome their 0-2 defeat against conference rival Quinnipiac on
Friday, October 1. Vazquez started the game for the Hawks, registering two
shots.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats dropped two matches this week,
both shutouts, against Holy Cross and conference member, #15 Michigan State.
Northwestern looks to bounce back in an exciting match against Notre Dame on
September 29. The match will be held in Toyota
Park in Bridgeview, Illinois,
home of the Chicago Fire. Gendron came in as a substitute in both games for the
Wildcats.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers lost the Big
East match-up against Marquette
University by a score of
0-1 on September 24. McLarney started his sixth game for Rutgers against Marquette. McLarney and
the rest of Rutgers Mens’ Soccer take on Temple
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September
29.  

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall
suffered two losses against Columbia
(2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face
Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Kevin Bonder 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Jack Freeman 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Adriano Gabrielle 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2. Gabrielle registered his first assist on the year against Columbia this week.

Chris Garcia 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Kemal Gurel  Seton
Hall
– Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Victor Manosalvas 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Hayden Morris 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered
two losses against Columbia
(2-3) and conference rival, Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face
Saint Peter’s on September 28 and Pittsburgh
on October 2. Rose scored his fourth goal on the season in the Pirates’ loss to
Columbia.

George Velasquez 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2.

Andrew Welker 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses against Columbia (2-3) and conference rival,
Villanova (0-1). The Pirates return home to face Saint Peter’s on September 28
and Pittsburgh
on October 2. Welker scored his first goal of the season in the 2-3 loss to Columbia.

Walter Hines 
St John’s
– After a four game
winning streak, St John’s
fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to
their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip.
Hines saw action, coming into the game against Notre Dame as a sub.

Conner Lade  St John’s – After a four game winning
streak, St John’s
fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to
their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip.
Lade started the game for St John’s.

John Tardy  St John’s – After a four game winning
streak, St John’s
fell to Notre Dame, 0-1, on the road September 25. They look to get back to
their winning ways against Yale as they continue their four game road trip. Trady
saw action, coming into the game against Notre Dame.

Mark Brode  Syracuse
– The Orange are still looking for that elusive second win this season
after two double overtime draws with Cornell and Pittsburgh this past week.
Brode was an offensive threat for Syracuse,
testing Pittsburgh’s
keeper only 15 seconds into the match. He recorded six shots on the week in two
starts.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova Villanova extended
its winning streak to four games with victories over Saint Joseph’s and Seton Hall. All four wins
have been shut outs by Villanova. These matches have given Villanova a 5-2-1
record on the season thus far. Garcia scored his second and third goal of the
season in their victory over Saint
Joseph’s.