Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of October 24

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 24.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- Adelphi picked
up a sweep of all three ASC Weekly Awards for the previous week as they nabbed
the ASC Player of the Week, Goalkeeper of the Week and Rookie of the Week
awards. Despite being recognized for their accomplishments, the Panthers were
unable to hold off Bucknell, suffering and 0-1 loss on October 20. They return
to conference action against NJIT on October 30 after a ten day rest. Tall
started for the Panthers in the lone match of the week.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- The #20 Boston
College Men’s Soccer Team was lifted by a pair of second-half goals to topple
Harvard 2-1 this week. This victory was followed by a 1-1 tie with #8 Virginia later in the
week. Hot made his seventh start of the season for the Eagles. Hot and the
Eagles will face Dartmouth
October 27 in their last home match of the regular season.

David NajemColumbia
– In their lone match of the week, Columbia came
away with their first Ivy League win over Dartmouth
by a score of 2-1 on Alumni Day at Columbia Soccer Stadium. Najem made great
offensive contributions to the team, setting up teammate Bayo Adafin with a
well-timed pass that allowed Adafin to get a shot off, the ball going just wide
of the net. Najem played all 90 minutes for the Lions and will look to start
again as they travel to New Haven,
Connecticut to take on Yale on
October 30.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware
– For the second straight game, UD played to a 0-0 tie with George Mason in
conference action. Later in the week, the Blue Hens continued to struggle in
getting a win, falling to William and Mary by a score of 1-2. Paul played the
second half in this match. The Blue Hens looked to earn more points in order to
keep playoff hopes alive when they take on Towson to start their final three games, all
of which are at home. 

Michael O’KeefeFairfield
– On the road this week, Fairfield fell to Iona College
by a 0-2 decision in MAAC play. O’Keefe started the match, making four saves
and allowing two goals. Fairfield begins their
final four games on the road against Manhattan
on October 29.

Matt UyFairfield
– On the road this week, Fairfield fell to Iona College
by a 0-2 decision in MAAC play. Uy started the match for the Stags. Fairfield begins their final four games on the road
against Manhattan
on October 29.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Stags recorded two
shutouts this week. The last time an opponent has scored on FDU was October 15
(Robert Morris). The first shutout came against Central Connecticut
State as the Knights
defense kept the Blue Devils at bay after FDU sophomore Dominic Reinold scored
in the 40th minute. The second shutout was secured with another
Reinold goal in overtime to hand a loss to Quinnipiac. Gonzalez came into the
match against Quinnipiac as a substitute and did not suit up for the match
against CCS. FDU’s next match comes against Bryant on October 29.

Jason WellsFDU- The Stags recorded two
shutouts this week. The last time an opponent has scored on FDU was October 15
(Robert Morris). The first shutout came against Central Connecticut
State as the Knights
defense kept the Blue Devils at bay after FDU sophomore Dominic Reinold scored
in the 40th minute. The second shutout was secured with another
Reinold goal in overtime. Wells did not see action this week for the Stags.
FDU’s next match comes against Bryant on October 29.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick had a busy
week falling to all three opponents they faced in the middle of their difficult
road trip. The Hawks faced #14 Brown (1-3), Florida International (1-3), and
Florida Atlantic (0-1). They will have one more road game against Western
Michigan before returning home for their last regular season match of the
season against Akron.
Amaya started all three matches for the Hawks, recording a shot on goal in the
match against Florida Atlantic.

Sam Adjei Iona – Iona recorded their first
back-to-back wins this season with their victory over Fairfield this week in their Homecoming match
up. Adjet added an assist to his tally on the goal scored by Rios, another Red Bull
Academy product. The
Gaels face Saint Peter’s on October 29.

Mario Rios Iona – Iona recorded their first
back-to-back wins this season with their victory over Fairfield this week in their Homecoming match
up. Rios found the net for the first time the year with a first half goal,
assisted by Adjei. Both are Red
Bull Academy
products. The Gaels face Saint Peter’s on October 29.

Matt Kassell Maryland
– #3 Maryland Men’s Soccer had a great week extending their win streak to seven
with two wins over Colgate (2-0) and Wake
Forest (3-1). Kassell
sent a ball to Townsend in the 80th minute off a corner kick who then
headed it straight past the Colgate keeper to register an assist for the Terps.
Kassell also scored in the 83rd minute against the Demon Deacons of
Wake Forest off of a free kick for the last tally in the match. The Terps take
on Virginia
this week on October 29 in their last away match of the season.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland
– #3 Maryland Men’s Soccer had a great week extending their win streak to seven
with two wins over Colgate (2-0) and Wake
Forest (3-1). The Terps
take on Virginia
this week on October 29 in their last away match of the season.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer faced
Montgomery (MD) and came away with a 6-2 win. With a Bye in the Region XIX 1st
Round, the next game Mercer will play in comes on October 25 against Essex. 

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer faced
Montgomery (MD) and came away with a 6-2 win. With a Bye in the Region XIX 1st
Round, the next game Mercer will play in comes on October 25 against Essex. 

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer faced
Montgomery (MD) and came away with a 6-2 win. With a Bye in the Region XIX 1st
Round, the next game Mercer will play in comes on October 25 against Essex. 

Dylan Mencia Michigan
– Michigan was toppled this week by top ranked
Akron University by a score of 1-7. The
Wolverines will face another MAC team in Bowling Green
on October 27 before returning to Big Ten play against Michigan State
on October 30.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth –  #13 Monmouth took on conference foe Bryant
this week coming away with a 3-0 victory. Blacido recorded an assist in the
match after he made a sliding effort, feeding the ball to Erkko Puranen who
beat the Bryant keeper. Monmouth is unbeaten in NEC play and will look to stay
that way with a match up against conference rival Saint Francis University
(Pa.) coming on October 29.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth - #13 Monmouth took
on conference foe Bryant this week coming away with a 3-0 victory. Monmouth is
unbeaten in NEC play and will look to stay that way with a match up against
conference rival Saint Francis University (Pa.) coming on October 29.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats finished the week with two wins
over Loyola Chicago (1-0) and Wisconsin
(4-3). They head to Bloomington,
Indiana on October 31 for a
match-up with Big Ten Rival Indiana University. Gendron did not see the field
this week for the Wildcats.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – After a 0-1 loss to St. John’s at home, Rutgers broke their eight game losing
streak with a win over Syracuse
in BIG EAST action on October 23. They will finish off their regular season
schedule with a pair of BIG EAST match ups against USF and DePaul. McLarney
registered a shot in his 11th start of the season in the match
against Syracuse.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – The
Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches with two losses this week.
The first game was against Notre Dame when they failed to rally from a 3-1
deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in overtime (2-3). Seton Hall
will face Providence
next on October 27.

Kevin Bonder 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in
overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

Jack Freeman 
Seton Hall –  The Pirates extended
their losing streak to six matches with two losses this week. The first game was
against Notre Dame when they failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second
loss of the week came against West
Virginia in overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence next on
October 27.

Adriano Gabrielle 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in
overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

Chris Garcia 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in overtime
(2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

Kemal Gurel  Seton
Hall
– The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches with two losses
this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they failed to rally from
a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in overtime (2-3). Seton Hall
will face Providence
next on October 27.

Victor Manosalvas 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in
overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

Hayden Morris 
Seton Hall –  The Pirates extended
their losing streak to six matches with two losses this week. The first game was
against Notre Dame when they failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second
loss of the week came against West
Virginia in overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence next on
October 27.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – The Pirates
extended their losing streak to six matches with two losses this week. The
first game was against Notre Dame when they failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit.
Rose recorded an assist in the match when Brayan Martinez connected off a
corner kick from Rose. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in
overtime (2-3). Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

George Velasquez 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in
overtime (2-3). Velasquez scored his first career goal in the 83rd
minute to tie the game, sending the Mountaineers and the Pirates to overtime.
Seton Hall will face Providence
next on October 27.

Andrew Welker 
Seton Hall – The Pirates extended their losing streak to six matches
with two losses this week. The first game was against Notre Dame when they
failed to rally from a 3-1 deficit. Welker recorded three assists in the match
against Notre Dame. The second loss of the week came against West Virginia in overtime (2-3). Seton Hall
will face Providence
next on October 27.

Walter Hines 
St John’s – St. John’s got their first win since October 2 this week
against Rutgers and followed it shortly after with another great 1-0 win over
DePaul. They finish up their conference schedule this week with two home match
ups against Villanova and USF. Hines notched the lone goal of the match with
DePaul, his second of the season.

Conner Lade  St
John’s
– St. John’s got their first win since October 2 this week against
Rutgers and followed it shortly after with another great 1-0 win over DePaul. They
finish up their conference schedule this week with two home match ups against
Villanova and USF. Lade started both matches this week.

John Tardy  St
John’s
– St. John’s got their first win since October 2 this week against
Rutgers and followed it shortly after with another great 1-0 win over DePaul.
They finish up their conference schedule this week with two home match ups
against Villanova and USF. Tardy started for St. John’s in both matches this week.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – Syracuse’s
record moved to 2-8-5 on the season with a 1-2 double overtime loss to
Villanova and an 0-3 loss to Rutgers. They
look to get back to winning ways against Louisville
on October 27 before rounding out their season against Cincinnati on October 30. Brode scored the lone
goal against Villanova and started both matches for the Orange.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – The Wildcats won in
a thrilling double overtime game against the Syracuse Orange on October 20 and
followed it with a 0-0 tie against another BIG EAST rival, Cincinnati. Garcia recorded four shots on
goal in the win over Syracuse
and saw playing time in both matches this week. They finish their schedule with
two conference matches coming against St. John’s
(October 17) and Louisville
(October 30).