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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 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).