Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of October 3

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, October 3.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- Adelphi University
suffered two losses this week as they continue their nine game road
trip. The Panthers were defeated by Georgetown (2-0) and Loyola (Md)
(3-1). The two losses bring their record to 5-5-0 on the season as they
travel to Oneonta, New York to take on Hartwick on October 9. Tall
started both matches for the Panthers.

Sacir Hot- Boston College-
The #15 Eagles dropped a 2-0 decision against Connecticut on September
28, but redeemed themselves in a 4-3 win over conference rival, North
Carolina State, later in the week. The Eagles registered three
unanswered goals in three minutes, 41 seconds in the second half in the
pouring rain to clinch the victory over NC State. Hot started both
matches, playing 64 minutes against Connecticut and all 90 minutes
against NC State. Hot also tallied a goal for the Eagles in the victory.

David NajemColumbia
– The Lions came out on both ends of two shutouts this week with a 3-0
win over Delaware and an 0-3 loss against conference rival #17 Brown.
The loss in their conference opener to Brown snapped Columbia’s three
game winning streak. Najem started both matches for the Lions coming off
a week where he was named the Ivy League Men’s Soccer Rookie of the
Week.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware
In their two games this week, the Delaware Blue Hens came out 1-1 with a
0-3 loss to Columbia and a 1-0 win over Old Dominion. Paul did not see
action for the Blue Hens this week. They will face CAA rival
Northeastern on October 6 at 2 p.m.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield
– Fairfield’s record came to 1-3-5 this week with a 0-1 loss to New
Hampshire and a 1-1 draw with Rhode Island. The loss to New Hampshire
was Fairfield’s first road loss of the season. Fairfield has two more
away matches before returning home to face Siena on October 15. O’Keefe
started both games for the Stags this week.

Matt UyFairfield
– Fairfield’s record came to 1-3-5 this week with a 0-1 loss to New
Hampshire and a 1-1 draw with Rhode Island. The loss to New Hampshire
was Fairfield’s first road loss of the season. Fairfield has two more
away matches before returning home to face Siena on October 15. Uy
recorded his first assist on the season as he sent a long ball to the
box allowing Jon Clements to notch the goal in the 15th minute against URI.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Farleigh Dickinson Knights
faced two division foes this weekend at home coming away with a
thrilling double overtime win against St. Francis NY and a 0-1 loss to
Long Island from an own goal. The Knights have a couple of days off
before continuing their conference schedule against Monmouth on Friday,
October 8. Gonzalez saw starts in both matches this weekend.

Jason WellsFDU- The Farleigh Dickinson Knights
faced two division foes this weekend at home coming away with a
thrilling double overtime win against St. Francis NY and a 0-1 loss to
Long Island from an own goal. The Knights have a couple of days off
before continuing their conference schedule against Monmouth on Friday,
October 8. Wells did not see action on the field for the Knights this
weekend.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick seemed
to suffer a setback after their first win of the season with a 0-1 loss
to Buffalo in their first MAC game of the season. But they quickly
redeemed themselves with a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois. Amaya
started both matches for the Hawks and recorded three shots on the week.

Sam Adjei Iona
– Iona suffered their third straight loss after dropping a 0-1 decision
to Stony Brook University at home on September 29. The Gaels put in a
good effort but couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. After a ten
day hiatus, the Gaels look to getting back to winning ways when they
face Niagara on the road on October 8. Adjei came into the match as a
substitute for the Gaels in the loss to Stony Brook.

Mario Rios Iona
– Iona suffered their third straight loss after dropping a 0-1 decision
to Stony Brook University at home on September 29. The Gaels put in a
good effort but couldn’t seem to find the back of the net. After a ten
day hiatus, the Gaels look to getting back to winning ways when they
face Niagara on the road on October 8. Rios started the match for the
Gaels.

Matt Kassell Maryland – Maryland fell to
#8 in the National Rankings after their loss to North Carolina last
week. But in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, the Terps made a big
statement by taking the win over #9 Duke in a thrilling ACC showdown.
The Terps are looking forward to and preparing for their biggest test
yet in their match against #3 Connecticut at home on October 5. Kassell
notched his fourth goal of the year off of a penalty kick that gave
Maryland the early lead in the 33rd minute.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland
– Maryland fell to #8 in the National Rankings after their loss to
North Carolina last week. But in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people,
the Terps made a big statement by taking the win over #9 Duke in a
thrilling ACC showdown on October 1. The Terps are looking forward to
and preparing for their biggest test yet in their match against #3
Connecticut at home on October 5. Saint Cyr did not see action this week
against Duke.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer –Mercer
continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on Friday,
October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three game road
trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday, October 5.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer
–Mercer continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on
Friday, October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three
game road trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday,
October 5.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer –Mercer
continued their season with a 2-1 win at home over Essex on Friday,
October 1. Their next match will mark the beginning of a three game road
trip with the first game coming against Salem on Tuesday, October 5.

Dylan Mencia Michigan
– The Wolverines made a National statement this week with an exciting
2-1 win over #24 Penn State on October 3. The game was tied until the 76th
minute when Justin Meram notched the winning goal. Mencia came into the
game as a substitute. Michigan looks to keep the momentum from the huge
win over Penn State as they face Cincinnati at home on October 6.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth
–#8 Monmouth got back to winning with a 1-0 victory over Central
Connecticut State in their first conference match of the season. Blacido
started for the Hawks against Central Connecticut State, registering
two shots in the match. Conference play continues for the Hawks against
Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, October 8.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth
–#8 Monmouth got back to winning with a 1-0 victory over Central
Connecticut State in their first conference match of the season.
Vazquez made his eight start for the season against Central Connecticut
State. Conference play continues for the Hawks against Fairleigh
Dickinson on Friday, October 8.

Nick Gendron Northwestern
– The Wildcats had two matches this week, drawing with Notre Dame (1-1
in 2OT) at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois and winning against
Missouri State at home. Their next match comes against DePaul on October
6. The match against DePaul marks the second of five matches in a home
stand for the Wildcats. Gendron saw action in both games for the
Wildcats, coming in as a substitute both times.

Rob McLarney Rutgers
– Rutgers’ season record fell to 4-4-2 after two 0-2 losses against
Temple and BIG EAST rival, Cincinnati. The Scarlet Knights continue BIG
EAST play against Louisville on October 9 after a match with NJIT on
October 5. McLarney saw action in both matches for the Scarlet Knights
this week.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – The
Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against Saint
Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall continues
their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference match up with
Princeton. Battistesa registered an assist on Max Garcia’s game winning
goal in the 40th minute in the match against Saint Peter’s.

Kevin Bonder Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton.  In only his third start of the season, Bonder,
a freshman goalkeeper, was perfect in the 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.

Jack Freeman Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton.

Adriano Gabrielle Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton. Gabrielle notched an assist in Joe Baker’s
second half goal over Pittsburgh.

Chris Garcia Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton. In his first start of the season, Garcia played
all 90 minutes for the Pirates in the win against Saint Peter’s.

Kemal Gurel Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton. Gurel registered one shot in his first start of
the season in the match against Pittsburgh.

Victor Manosalvas Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton. Manosalvas registered an assist on Max Garcia’s
game winning goal in the 40th minute in the match against Saint Peter’s.

Hayden Morris Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton.

Steven Rose Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton. Rose now leads the Pirates with five tallies on
the season after he nailed a shot into the lower right corner of the
net in the win over Pittsburgh.

George Velasquez Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton.

Andrew Welker Seton Hall
The Pirates had a great week, earning two shutout victories against
Saint Peter’s (1-0) and division rival Pittsburgh (4-0). Seton Hall
continues their season on Tuesday, October 5 in an out of conference
match up with Princeton.

Walter Hines St John’s
St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a
win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more
game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match
comes against Brown on October 5. In his first start of the season,
Hines scored his first goal of the season as well. His tally came in the
loss to Louisville.

Conner Lade St John’s
St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a
win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more
game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match
comes against Brown on October 5.

John Tardy St John’s
St. Johns faced two 2-1 overtime matches this week coming away with a
win against Yale and a loss against Louisville. St. John’s has one more
game on their road trip before a three game home stand. Their next match
comes against Brown on October 5. Tardy had a great scoring chance in
the 45th minute of the loss to Louisville, but it was blocked just before halftime.

Mark Brode Syracuse
Syracuse continues its winless streak and ended its unbeaten streak
this week with a 2OT draw with Canisius and an 0-4 loss to USF. The
Orange have a brief break from conference play as they take on Colgate
Wednesday, October 9 before facing DePaul on October 9. Brode started
both games for the Orange this week.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova
lost one match this week, but finished the week strong. The 3-1 loss
came against Loyola (Md) on September 29. The Wildcats redeemed
themselves with a win over DePaul by the same score. In a break from
conference play, Villanova takes on Penn State in State College,
Pennsylvania on October 6. Garcia remained an offensive threat this week
as he recorded seven shots in his two starts.