Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of October 17

Academy on campus

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RBNY

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 17.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- The Panthers
went 1-0-1 over this past week in conference play with a 0-0 draw in double
overtime against Longwood and 2-0 win over Howard. Adelphi continues play this
Wednesday, October 20 in Lewisburg,
Pennsylvania against Bucknell
before returning home against NJIT. Tall suited up for both matches, starting
for the Panthers against Longwood.

Sacir Hot- Boston College-
BC stayed at home this week with two matches
against Holy Cross and North Carolina.
The Eagles came away with a shutout win against Holy Cross, but despite late
chances in overtime, the home team earned a 1-1 tie with UNC. Hot played in the
match against UNC and sat out the match against Holy Cross this week. 

David NajemColumbia
– Columbia returned home this week to face
conference rival Princeton in a match at
Columbia Soccer Stadium on Saturday, October 16. After a hard fought battle,
the Lions fell to Princeton by a score of 2-3.
In his twelth start, Najem scored his second goal of the season in the loss. Columbia takes on Dartmouth
on Saturday, October 23. The match will be at home and will be Alumni Day for
the Lions.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware – UD
went 1-0-1 this week with a win over Drexel and a 0-0 tie against Hofstra. UD
will continue their stretch of conference games with a match up against George Mason
University on October 20.
Paul did not see action this week for the Blue Hens.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield
– In their two home matches this week, the Stags came away with a 1-3 loss to Siena and a 3-1 win over
Marist. O’Keefe made his tenth start of the season with six saves and only one
goal allowed in the win over Marist. The Stags take on Iona
next on the road on October 23.

Matt UyFairfield
– In their two home matches this week, the Stags came away with a 1-3 loss to Siena and a 3-1 win over
Marist. Matt Uy started both matches registering a shot in the match against
Marist. The Stags take on Iona next on the
road on October 23.

Jon GonzalezFDU- Farleigh Dickinson began
the week with a strong effort in a double overtime draw with Robert Morris.
They concluded the week with a 1-0 win over Saint Francis (PA). Gonzalez came
into the game as a substitute against Saint Francis (PA). FDU takes on Central Connecticut State
on the road, October 21.

Jason WellsFDU- Farleigh Dickinson began
the week with a strong effort in a double overtime draw with Robert Morris.
They concluded the week with a 1-0 win over Saint Francis (PA). Wells did not
suit up for FDU this week. FDU takes on Central Connecticut
State on the road,
October 21.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – After suffering a
0-1 loss to Adelphi last week, Hartwick Men’s soccer fell to Bowling Green by the same score in MAC
competition on October 16. They look to rebound and get their first win since
October 2 when they face Brown in Providence,
Rhode Island on October 19. Amaya
started both matches for Hartwick, registering two shots, one in each match.

Sam Adjei Iona – Iona
suffered a loss this week against Marist by a score of 0-2 in their first of
three home matches. Iona rebounded later in the week with a 2-0 shutout win
over Siena.
Adjei saw action in both matches for the Gaels this week. Iona returns to
action for their Homecoming game against Fairfield
on Saturday, October 23.

Mario Rios Iona – Iona
suffered a loss this week against Marist by a score of 0-2 in their first of
three home matches. Iona rebounded later in the week with a 2-0 shutout win
over Siena. Rios
notched his sixth assist of the season in the win over Siena
after he sent a cross to Roberto Hernandez-Raaen who then headed the ball past Siena’s goalkeeper. Iona
returns to action for their Homecoming game against Fairfield on Saturday, October 23.

Matt Kassell Maryland
– With a 7-0 win over Lehigh and a 3-2 over Clemson, Maryland
has extended their winning streak to five games. In those five matches, the
Terps have only allowed two goals, both coming against Clemson. Kassell
registered his fifth and sixth assists on the season in the win over Clemson.
Kassell also was a starter in both matches. The #4 Terps will take on Colgate
on October 19.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland
– With a 7-0 win over Lehigh and a 3-2 over Clemson, Maryland
has extended their winning streak to five games. In those five matches, the
Terps have only allowed two goals, both coming against Clemson. Saint Cyr did
not see action for the Terps this week. The #4 Terps will take on Colgate on
October 19.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer extended their
winning streak to five games with a 6-0 shutout of Bucks and a 3-1 win over
Essex (MD). They will face Montgomery (MD) on October 18.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer extended
their winning streak to five games with a 6-0 shutout of Bucks and a 3-1 win
over Essex (MD). They will face Montgomery (MD) on October 18.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer extended
their winning streak to five games with a 6-0 shutout of Bucks and a 3-1 win
over Essex (MD). They will face Montgomery (MD) on October 18.

Dylan Mencia Michigan
– The Wolverines went 1-1 this week. In nonconference action, UM faced Valparaiso, winning the
match-up by a score of 4-2. All four goals came in the second half to lead the
Wolverines to victory. On October 16, the Wolverines took on conference rival Indiana University, with the Hoosiers coming away
with the 2-1 victory. Mencia started both matches for Michigan
and registered one shot in the loss to Indiana,
which ended their four-game win streak.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth –  The #12 Hawks moved to 2-0-2 in conference
play with a double overtime 1-1 draw with Long Island
and a 4-0 win over St Francis College (NY). Blacido started both matches for
the Hawks. The Hawks will begin a three game homestand this week against Bryant
on October 24.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth - The #12 Hawks
moved to 2-0-2 in conference play with a double overtime 1-1 draw with Long Island and a 4-0 win over St Francis College (NY).
Vazquez scored his second goal of the season in the draw with Long
Island, which was also the lone goal scored by the Hawks in the
match. The Hawks will begin a three game homestand this week against Bryant on
October 24.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – Northwestern went 0-1-1 this week with an
0-2 loss to Northern Illinois and a double overtime 1-1 tie with conference foe
Penn State. Gendron did not play for the
Wildcats this week who are now 1-1-1 in the Big Ten. NU will take on Loyola
Chicago this week on October 20.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers’ losing
streak was extended to seven matches this week with a pair of losses to Villanova
(0-1) and Pittsburgh
(0-3). McLarney played in both matches this week and started for Rutgers in the
loss to Pittsburgh.
Rutgers will look to earn their first win since September 19 in their BIGEAST
matchup with St. John’s.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall
suffered two losses this week against conference opponents Georgetown (0-6) and
Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back against Notre Dame with only four
conference games remaining. Battistesa started in the match against Georgetown and notched
one shot. He also came into the match against Cincinnati as a substitute.

Kevin Bonder 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Bonder started
both matches for the Pirates this week, recording 16 saves and six goals
allowed.

Jack Freeman 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Freeman saw
action in both matches for the Pirates this week.

Adriano Gabrielle 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Gabrielle came
into both matches as a substitute this week.

Chris Garcia 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Defender Chris
Garcia started both matches and played all 180 minutes for the Pirates this
week.

Kemal Gurel  Seton
Hall
– Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Gurel did not see
the field for the Pirates this week.

Victor Manosalvas 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Manosalvas
started in the match against Georgetown,
his tenth start of the season.

Hayden Morris 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Hayden Morris did
not see action this week for SHU.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered
two losses this week against conference opponents Georgetown
(0-6) and Cincinnati
(1-2). They look to bounce back against Notre Dame with only four conference
games remaining. Rose made his seventh start this season in the match against Cincinnati.

George Velasquez 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Velasquez came
into both matches for the Pirates this week and registered his first shot of
the season against Georgetown.

Andrew Welker 
Seton Hall – Seton Hall suffered two losses this week against conference
opponents Georgetown (0-6) and Cincinnati (1-2). They look to bounce back
against Notre Dame with only four conference games remaining. Welker started
both matches for the Pirates this week.

Walter Hines 
St John’s – St.
John’s Men’s Soccer had a difficult week with two double overtime 0-0
ties with conference opponents Syracuse and Connecticut. With four
conference games left in the regular season, St. John’s is looking to get their first win
since September 28. They face Rutgers in Piscataway,
New Jersey on October 20. Hines
started both matches this week and registered one shot in each.

Conner Lade  St John’s – St. John’s
Men’s Soccer had a difficult week with two double overtime 0-0 ties with
conference opponents Syracuse and Connecticut. With four
conference games left in the regular season, St. John’s is looking to get their first win
since September 28. They face Rutgers in Piscataway,
New Jersey on October 20. Lade
started both matches, playing all 220 minutes this week.

John Tardy  St John’s – St. John’s
Men’s Soccer had a difficult week with two double overtime 0-0 ties with
conference opponents Syracuse and Connecticut. With four
conference games left in the regular season, St. John’s is looking to get their first win
since September 28. They face Rutgers in Piscataway,
New Jersey on October 20. Tardy
started both matches for St. John’s
and recorded two shots on the week.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – The Syracuse Orange began the
week on October 13 against St. John’s
with a double overtime 0-0 tie. They finished the week with a 0-3 loss against Marquette. Brode did not
see the field in the match with St. John’s but started
for the 13th time this season in the loss to Marquette in which he also registered one
shot.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova went 1-1
on the week with a 1-0 win over Rutgers and a 1-3 loss to Georgetown. 
The Wildcats will face Syracuse
at home this Wednesday, October 20. Garcia started both matches for Villanova.