Red Bulls Academy on Campus

Update through matches of October 31

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 31.

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

Issa
Tall- Adelphi
University-

In their lone match of the week, Adelphi blanked NJIT in an exciting 4-0 win.
The match came on the heels of a sweep of ASC weekly awards by the Panthers.
With two matches left before the ASC Playoffs begin on November 11, the
Panthers look to continue their playoff push with wins over Columbia and Houston Baptist. In his tenth
start of the season, Tall scored two goals for the Panthers on their Senior
Night. The goals were his second and third of the season.

Sacir Hot- Boston
College-
The #18 Eagles went .500 this week with a 2-1 win
over Dartmouth and a 3-4 loss to Wake Forest.
After the loss to Wake Forest,
BC’s conference record fell to
1-2-4 on the season. Hot, a sophomore, did not see action this week. The Eagles
look to improve on this conference record with their final game coming against
Virginia Tech on November 5.

David Najem – Columbia
Columbia had
one match this week against conference rival Yale. Despite fantastic efforts by
both teams, the match ended in a 0-0 draw after going into double overtime.
Najem played all 110 minutes for the Lions, but was unable to score against
Yale. The Lions have two matches remaining in the regular season, both coming
against conference members in Harvard and Cornell.

Brandon Paul – University of DelawareUD had
two wins this week, both by a score of 1-0. The two wins coming over Towson and UNC Wilmington
improved the Blue Hen’s record to 5-8-3 overall and 4-4-2 in the conference.
Paul started both matches, earning the two shutouts with six saves against Towson and seven against
UNC Wilmington. The Blue Hens end their regular season this week with a match
against Virginia Commonwealth.

Michael O’Keefe – Fairfield
After earning a 4-1 win over Manhattan
College, Fairfield suffered a Halloween defeat
yesterday against Saint Peter’s at home by a score of 0-2. O’Keefe started both
matches this week making ten saves and earning one win and won loss. The Stags
are now 4-7-5 overall and 3-4-0 in the conference. Fairfield has two games remaining in the
regular season the first of which comes against Loyola on November 5.

Matt Uy – Fairfield
After earning a 4-1 win over Manhattan
College, Fairfield suffered a Halloween defeat
yesterday against Saint Peter’s at home by a score of 0-2. Uy earned his second
assist on the season in the loss to Saint Peter’s. The Stags are now 4-7-5
overall and 3-4-0 in the conference. Fairfield
has two games remaining in the regular season the first of which comes against
Loyola on November 5.

Jon Gonzalez – FDU- The Knights faced Bryant
this week in conference play, coming away with the win by a score of 2-1. The
win brought FDU’s record to 9-6-1 on the season. Gonzalez did not play for the
Knights this week. The Knights return to action on November 6 in the last match
of the season at home against Sacred Heart.

Jason Wells – FDU- The Knights faced Bryant
this week in conference play, coming away with the win by a score of 2-1. The
win brought FDU’s record to 9-6-1 on the season. Wells did not play for the
Knights this week. The Knights return to action on November 6 in the last match
of the season at home against Sacred Heart.

Steven Amaya – Hartwick With a loss to Western Michigan this week, Hartwick’s losing streak was
extended to six games. The Hawks will need extra effort to snap this losing
streak when they face National powerhouse Akron
on November 6. Amaya started the match for the Hawks for his 17th
start o the season.

Sam Adjei – IonaIona saw themselves on both
sides of a shutout this week in their two conference matches against Saint
Peter’s and Manhattan.
On their first stop of the road trip, the Gaels dropped a match against St.
Peter’s 0-1 following it with a great Halloween victory over Manhattan College,
3-0. Adjei started his seventh match of the season against Manhattan. The Gaels return home to face
Rider and Loyola in their last two matches of the regular season.

Mario Rios – Iona Iona saw themselves on
both sides of a shutout this week in their two conference matches against Saint
Peter’s and Manhattan.
On their first stop of the road trip, the Gaels dropped a match against St.
Peter’s 0-1 following it with a great Halloween victory over Manhattan College,
3-0. In his 15th start of the season, Rios scored his second goal in
the victory over Manhattan.  The Gaels return home to face Rider and
Loyola in their last two matches of the regular season.

Matt Kassell – Maryland
Maryland held steady at #3 this week as they
faced and defeated Virginia
in their last conference match of the regular season. By a score of 2-0, the
Terps extended their winning streak to eight matches, a streak that lasted
through the entire month of October. The Terps will face the Tribe of William
& Mary this Tuesday, November 2. Kassell continued to be an offensive
threat, registering an assist for the Terps this week, his seventh of the
season.

Widner Saint Cyr – Maryland
Maryland held steady at #3 this week as they
faced and defeated Virginia
in their last conference match of the regular season. By a score of 2-0, the
Terps extended their winning streak to eight matches, a streak that lasted
through the entire month of October. The Terps will face the Tribe of William
& Mary this Tuesday, November 2.

Kadeem Dacres – Mercer Mercer will advance
to the District Semifinals versus Monroe (Rochester) this week after winning their Region XIX
Championship versus Burlington
on October 30 by a score of 1-0. Mercer advanced from the Region XIX Semifinals
after winning the match against Essex in
penalty kicks, 5-4. Their match against Monroe
will take place on November 6 at 1 pm at Massasoit CC in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Sheldon Parkinson – MercerMercer will
advance to the District Semifinals versus Monroe
(Rochester) this week after winning their Region
XIX Championship versus Burlington
on October 30 by a score of 1-0. Mercer advanced from the Region XIX Semifinals
after winning the match against Essex in
penalty kicks, 5-4. Their match against Monroe
will take place on November 6 at 1 pm at Massasoit CC in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Frank Tweneboa – MercerMercer will advance
to the District Semifinals versus Monroe (Rochester) this week after winning their Region XIX
Championship versus Burlington
on October 30 by a score of 1-0. Mercer advanced from the Region XIX Semifinals
after winning the match against Essex in
penalty kicks, 5-4. Their match against Monroe
will take place on November 6 at 1 pm at Massasoit CC in Brockton, Massachusetts.

Dylan Mencia – Michigan
In two matches at home this week, Michigan
came away with two wins. The Wolverines defeated the Bowling Green Falcons
decisively by a score of 5-1, which was followed by a thrilling overtime
victory over #23 Michigan
State on October 30. The
Wolverines look to finish their regular season strong as they face Northwestern
on November 6 in Evanston,
Illinois. In the match against
BG, Mencia registered his first assist of the season on a goal by senior Alex
Wood at the end of the first half.

Cesar Blacido – Monmouth –  The #12 Hawks pulled off two wins this week
against opponents at home to extend their unbeaten streak to eight matches.
Monmouth started the week with an overtime 2-1 win over Saint
Francis University
(Pa.) and a
3-0 shutout of Robert Morris. The Hawks have two regular season contests left
before heading into the Northeast Conference Tournament. The first of the
remaining matches comes against Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, November 5. Blacido
started both matches for the Hawks this week.

Anthony Vazquez – Monmouth - The #12 Hawks
pulled off two wins this week against opponents at home to extend their
unbeaten streak to eight matches. Monmouth started the week with an overtime
2-1 win over Saint Francis
University (Pa.)
and a 3-0 shutout of Robert Morris. The Hawks have two regular season contests
left before heading into the Northeast Conference Tournament. The first of the
remaining matches comes against Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, November 5. Vazquez
started both matches for the Hawks this week.

Nick Gendron – Northwestern  – Northwestern suffered a loss this week
against #25 Indiana University in Bloomington,
Indiana. The Wildcats came close
to an upset but fell 2-3 against the nationally ranked Hoosiers. Their final
regular season match comes this week on November 6 against Michigan.

Rob McLarney – RutgersRutgers
fell 1-2 and 0-2 in their final two matches to USF and DePaul respectively. The
Scarlet Knights saw their season come to an end with a 4-11-1 overall record
and a 1-8-0 record in the BIG EAST. McLarney started both matches for Rutgers.

Christian Battistesa – Seton Hall The
Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to Providence
and Marquette.
Seton Hall ended their season with a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST
play. Battistesa played in both games for Seton Hall this week and started the
match with Marquette.
Battistesa started 11 games this season, registering nine shots and two
assists.

Kevin Bonder  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. Bonder started the match against
Marquette and came in as relief for Sean Carr in
the second half of the Providence
match. Bonder, a freshman keeper, made 33 saves this season and started nine
matches.

Jack Freeman  –
Seton Hall
 The Pirates ended
their season this week with two losses to Providence
and Marquette.
Seton Hall ended their season with a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST
play. Freeman completed his sophomore campaign with four starts.

Adriano Gabrielle  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. Gabrielle started for the
Pirates as a midfielder two times this season and had three assists.

Chris Garcia  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. Garcia made a great impact
during his freshman campaign starting in eight matches for the Pirates. The
defender looks to fight for a full time starting spot next season.

Kemal Gurel  – Seton
Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to Providence and Marquette.
Seton Hall ended their season with a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST
play. Gurel did not see action this last week for the Pirates but the freshman
midfielder will look to build on his 11 shots and two starts next season.

Victor Manosalvas  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. The freshman midfielder had a
great first season with the Pirates making ten starts and registering 13 shots,
one goal, and three assists.

Hayden Morris  –
Seton Hall – 
The Pirates ended
their season this week with two losses to Providence
and Marquette.
Seton Hall ended their season with a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST
play. Morris finished off his career with the Pirates making 14 season starts
and scoring one goal.

Steven Rose – Seton Hall The Pirates ended
their season this week with two losses to Providence
and Marquette.
Seton Hall ended their season with a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST
play. Rose started the match against Providence
this week rounding out his senior year. The midfielder was an integral part of
the Pirates offense this season with ten starts, thirteen shots, five goals and
two assists.

George Velasquez  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. The Seton Hall freshman finished
off with three starts and one goal on the season.

Andrew Welker  –
Seton Hall
The Pirates ended their season this week with two losses to
Providence and Marquette. Seton Hall ended their season with
a 3-13-1 record and went 1-8 in BIG EAST play. Welker, a senior, started for
the Pirates against Providence
and finished his career at Seton Hall with an eleven start, one goal, one
assist, and 17 shot season.

Walter Hines  –
St John’s
St. John’s topped off
their regular season with two shutout wins over Villanova and USF. The last
time an opponent has scored on the Red Storm was when Cincinnati scored two goals on October 9. St. John’s will face Marquette
in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament on November 3 at 7:30 pm at home.
Hines registered an assist in the match against Villanova and started both
matches this week.

Conner Lade  – St John’s St. John’s topped off their
regular season with two shutout wins over Villanova and USF. The last time an
opponent has scored on the Red Storm was when Cincinnati scored two goals on October 9. St. John’s will face Marquette
in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament on November 3 at 7:30 pm at home.
Lade started both matches this week.

John Tardy  – St John’s St. John’s topped off their
regular season with two shutout wins over Villanova and USF. The last time an
opponent has scored on the Red Storm was when Cincinnati scored two goals on October 9. St. John’s will face Marquette
in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament on November 3 at 7:30 pm at home.
Tardy started both matches this week for the Red Storm.

Mark Brode  – Syracuse The Orange was unable to break
their streak to end the season this week with two loses against #2 Louisville and Cincinnati.
The streak was seven matches long and came all in conference play, eliminating Syracuse from postseason
action. Brode heads into his junior season next year on the heels of a
phenomenal 32 shots, three goal, 17 start sophomore campaign.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova ended
their season with two losses coming against St. John’s
and #2 Louisville.
Despite these losses, the Wildcats will host Providence in the BIG EAST opening round on
November 3. This is the third year in the row Providence and Villanova will meet in this
round. Garcia remains an offensive threat for the Wildcats and will look to
continue his dominance on the pitch this week.