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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 10.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- Adelphi’s lone match of the week was a win over Hartwick on Saturday, October 9. Tall started the match for the Panthers for his sixth start of the season. This brings the Panthers’ record to 6-6-0 and snapped the three game losing streak. Adelphi looks to break .500 later this week in the conference matchup with Longwood.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- The #17 The Eagles notched a 1-1 draw with Clemson this week after scoring early. After a scoreless 60 minutes and 16 seconds, the Tigers tied it at 1-1, which would be the last score in the double overtime match. Hot did not play for the Eagles this week. BC faces Holy Cross on Tuesday, October 12.

David NajemColumbia – The Columbia Lions recorded one loss this week coming at the hands of #23 Penn in Philadelphia on October 9. Najem had his 11th start of the season and played all 90 minutes for the Lions. Najem registered a shot off of a corner kick, searching for the equalizer, but his shot was blocked. This was the second straight road loss to a ranked opponent for Columbia. They look to bounce back this weekend against Princeton in their return to Columbia Soccer Stadium.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware – In their lone match of the week, UD fell to #25 James Madison, 2-4. Paul made his fourth start of the season and had eight saves on the night. But the strong James Madison squad overpowered the Hens leading to their second straight conference loss. The Hens face Drexel next on October 13.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield – The Stags took on the squad from Niagara and came away with 1-0 win this week. O’Keefe made six saves on the day to complete the shutout. Fairfield will return home for their next two matches coming against Siena and Marist.

Matt UyFairfield – The Stags took on the squad from Niagara and came away with 1-0 win this week. Fairfield will return home for their next two matches coming against Siena and Marist. Uy made his eighth start for the Stags against Niagara.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The Knights brought their losing streak to three this week with two shutout losses to #10 Monmouth and Mount St. Mary’s.  Gonzalez came into the match for the Knights against Monmouth and registered one shot and made his tenth start on the season against Mount St. Mary’s. FDU returns to the pitch on October 15 against Robert Morris.

Jason WellsFDU- The Knights brought their losing streak to three this week with two shutout losses to #10 Monmouth and Mount St. Mary’s.  Wells did not see action for the Knights this week. FDU returns to the pitch on October 15 against Robert Morris.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – Hartwick suffered a loss at home to Adelphi with a score of 0-1. This brings Hartwick’s record to 2-8-1 for the season. Amaya started the match for Hartwick and registered one shot during the match. Hartwick returns to conference play against Bowling Green University on October 16.

Sam Adjei Iona – In their first match on the week, Iona dropped a 1-2 decision to Niagara but followed it up with a shut-out, 1-0, win over Canisius in conference play. Adjei came in as a substitute in the loss to Niagara and started the match against Canisius. Adjei scroed the lone goal of the win over Canisius and was assisted by fellow Academy member, Mario Rios. The Gaels return home for their next three matches and continue conference play against Marist on October 15.

Mario Rios Iona – In their first match on the week, Iona dropped a 1-2 decision to Niagara but followed it up with a shut-out, 1-0, win over Canisius in conference play.  Rios started the match against Niagara and came into the game late against Canisius, registering an assist on the lone goal scored by Academy member, Sam Adjei. The Gaels return home for their next three matches and continue conference play against Marist on October 15.

Matt Kassell Maryland – The Terps had two matches this week; both were convincing shutout wins. #6 Maryland upset #2 UConn, 1-0, and had a decisive 7-0 victory over Virginia Tech. In his start in the match against Virginia Tech, Kassell registered his fifth goal of the season and his fourth assist. Maryland takes a break from conference action for their next match against Lehigh on Tuesday, September 12.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – The Terps had two matches this week; both were convincing shutout wins. #6 Maryland upset #2 UConn, 1-0, and had a decisive 7-0 victory over Virginia Tech. Saint Cyr did not see the field for the Terps this week. Maryland takes a break from conference action for their next match against Lehigh on Tuesday, September 12.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer saw two wins in their other two matches coming over Salem and Monroe (Rochester). They return home this week against the Bucks on Monday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer saw two wins in their other two matches coming over Salem and Monroe (Rochester). They return home this week against the Bucks on Monday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer –  Mercer saw two wins in their other two matches coming over Salem and Monroe (Rochester). They return home this week against the Bucks on Monday, October 11 at 6 p.m.

Dylan Mencia Michigan – Michigan continued their winning ways this week with two wins over Cincinnati (2-0) and conference rival Wisconsin (3-2). This brings the Wolverines’ record to 7-3-3 this season. Mencia played in both matches for UofM and started against Cincinnati. The Wolverines will face Valparaiso next when they return home on October 13.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – #10 Monmouth came away with a 4-0 win over FDU and a double overtime scoreless draw with Sacred Heart this week. Blacido registered an assist for the Hawks in the win over FDU and started both matches. The Hawks travel on the road again to face Long Island in conference play on October 15.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth –#10 Monmouth came away with a 4-0 win over FDU and a double overtime scoreless draw with Sacred Heart this week.  Vazquez notched his first goal on the season in the 4-0 routing of FDU. Vazquez also started both matches for the Hawks. The Hawks travel on the road again to face Long Island in conference play on October 15.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – Northwestern notched two wins this week including a win over DePaul (3-2) and an exciting upset over #15 Ohio State. The Wildcats now sit on a 6-4-1 record for the season. Gendron did not see action this week. Gendron and the Wildcats look to take more points in a local showdown with Northern Illinois University on October 13.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers brought their losing streak to five this week with two losses to NJIT and BIGEAST rival Louisville. McLarney played in both matches, starting against Louisville. He also registered one shot on the week’s matches. Rutgers will take on Villanova on the road this week on October 13.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Battistesa started the match with Princeton and came into the match late against Connecticut. He registered one shot on the week. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Kevin Bonder  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Bonder started his third and fourth matches for the Pirates and made six saves on the week. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Jack Freeman  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Freeman saw action against the Huskies and registered his first shot of the season. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Adriano Gabrielle  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Gabrielle made his second start for the season in the match with UConn and played for 30 minutes in the loss to Princeton. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Chris Garcia  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Garcia started both matches this week and notched one shot. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Kemal Gurel  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Gurel registered one shot, and saw playing time in both matches. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Victor Manosalvas  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Manosalvas started both matches for the Pirates and also had his second assist of the season in the match against Princeton. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Hayden Morris  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Morris started both matches for the Pirates. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Rose did not see action for the Pirates over these two matches. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

George Velasquez  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Velasquez came into the match as a substitute this week against UConn. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Andrew Welker  Seton Hall – After a great week last week, Seton Hall Men’s Soccer dropped two matches to Princeton and #2 Connecticut this week. Welker made his sixth season start in the match with UConn, but really made his presence known when he came in as a substitute in the Princeton match. Welker registered three shots and his first assist on the season. Seton Hall continues conference play against Georgetown in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 13.

Walter Hines  St John’s – The Red Storm suffered two heartbreaking shutout losses this week, bringing their losing streak to three games. St. John’s lost on the road to Brown (0-1) and fell to Cincinnati in their return home (0-2). They look to bounce back against Syracuse on October 13. Hines started both games this week for the Red Storm.

Conner Lade  St John’s – The Red Storm suffered two heartbreaking shutout losses this week, bringing their losing streak to three games. St. John’s lost on the road to Brown (0-1) and fell to Cincinnati in their return home (0-2). They look to bounce back against Syracuse on October 13. Lade started both matches this week for the Red Storm.

John Tardy  St John’s – The Red Storm suffered two heartbreaking shutout losses this week, bringing their losing streak to three games. St. John’s lost on the road to Brown (0-1) and fell to Cincinnati in their return home (0-2). They look to bounce back against Syracuse on October 13. Tardy started both matches for the Red Storm this week.

Mark Brode  Syracuse – In their match against #24 Colgate this week, the Orange pulled an upset in overtime, winning the match 3-2. Brode was spectacular, scoring his first two goals of the season in the match. They finished their week with a double overtime scoreless tie against DePaul. Brode was an offensive threat this match as well, registering four shots. Syracuse goes on to face St. John’s this week on October 13.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Villanova remained scoreless this week with a 0-1 loss to Penn State and a 0-0 draw with USF. They will search for their first win since October 2 against Rutgers on October 13. Garcia registered six shots on the week and started both matches for the Wildcats.