Red Bulls Academy on Campus
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 Monday, December 6.
Three Red Bull Academy products met in the national semifinals as Maryland played Michigan, with a spot in the NCAA College Cup on the line.
Overall, there are 37 Academy products playing collegiate soccer, representing 18 Universities, incuding several in the national polls.
Matt Kassell – Maryland – After a dominant run
in the NCAA Playoffs, the Terps fell to Michigan in the Quarterfinals, 2-3, in
double overtime. Maryland finishes the season with a record of 19-3-1. Kassell
had an assist in the match and finished the season with 44 shots, 15 SOG, 9
goals, 10 assists, and 22 starts. Kassell will play his senior season next
Widner Saint Cyr – Maryland - After a dominant
run in the NCAA Playoffs, the Terps fell to Michigan in the Quarterfinals, 2-3,
in double overtime. Maryland finishes the season with a record of 19-3-1.
Dylan Mencia – Michigan – The Wolverines will
compete in their first ever College Cup after defeating #3 Maryland in double
overtime in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. The victory came off a stunning
goal scored by Fabio Pereira at 103:18. UM will face Akron in the College Cup
Semifinals in Santa Barbara, California on Friday, December 12.