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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 Monday, November 15, as some seasons ended, and others prepare for the NCAA tournament.

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

Issa Tall- Adelphi University- This week, the Adelphi Panthers captured their second straight Atlantic Soccer Conference tournament championship by defeating NJIT in the semifinals and then Houston Baptist in an overtime finals thriller. Adelphi closed their season with a record of 11-6-2. Tall finished the season with four goals and 36 shots in his sophomore campaign.

Sacir Hot- Boston College- After defeating Duke by a score of 1-0, BC fell to North Carolina, 0-1, in the ACC Semifinals. But the Eagle’s season is not finished as they travel for the first round of the NCAA tournament to face Brown in their continued hunt for the National Title.

David NajemColumbia – Despite a great effort by Najem and the rest of the Lions, Columbia’s season ended with a scoreless tie against Cornell. Najem ends his first year at Columbia with three goals and three assists in 17 starts.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware – #4 Delaware was defeated by #1 William & Mary in the semifinals of the CAA tournament this week by  a score of 0-1. This ends UD’s season with a record of 6-9-3.   Paul made seven saves in the match and ends the season with a total of 42 saves in seven starts.

Jon GonzalezFDU- FDU’s season ended with a 0-1 loss to Monmouth in the Northeast Conference Tournament. They end the season with a 9-7-2 record. Gonzalez finished his freshman year with 10 starts and one goal.

Jason WellsFDU- FDU’s season ended with a 0-1 loss to Monmouth in the Northeast Conference Tournament. They end the season with a 9-7-2 record. Wells saw the field quite a bit this season for the Knights making one start in his sophomore campaign.

Sam Adjei Iona – The Gaels ended their season in the Championship round of the MAAC Tournament. Iona defeated Siena in the semifinals but went on to fall to Saint Peter’s in the final, 1-2. They end their season 9-9-1. In the match against Siena, Adjei scored one goal, bringing his season tally to five goals, and four assists in eleven starts.

Mario Rios Iona – The Gaels ended their season in the Championship round of the MAAC Tournament. Iona defeated Siena in the semifinals but went on to fall to Saint Peter’s in the final, 1-2. They end their season 9-9-1. In the match against Siena, Rios scored one goal bringing his season tally to three goals, seven assists, 34 shots, and 19 starts.

Matt Kassell Maryland – The Terps continue their quest for a National Title after capturing the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship this week. The title was secured off Kassel’s penalty kick goal against North Carolina. The chance to win the tournament came after the Terps beat Clemson and Virginia for the right to face UNC in the finals.  Next up for the Terps is a match on November 21 against either Bucknell or Penn in the NCAA Tournament.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland - The Terps continue their quest for a National Title after capturing the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship this week. The title was secured off Kassel’s penalty kick goal against North Carolina. The chance to win the tournament came after the Terps beat Clemson and Virginia for the right to face UNC in the finals.  Next up for the Terps is a match on November 21 against either Bucknell or Penn in the NCAA Tournament.

Dylan Mencia Michigan – The Michigan Wolverines battled their way to the school’s first ever Big Ten Title. The earned the right to face USF/UCF in the NCAA second round by defeating Michigan state (2-1), Wisconsin (1-0), and Penn State (4-1). This match will come on November 21 at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Cesar Blacido Monmouth –  Monmouth took home two victories against FDU and Saint Francis (PA) to secure the 2010 Northeast Conference Tournament, earning the #11 Hawks a berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks will face Dartmouth on November 18 in the first round of the tournament. Blacido registered one goal in the victory over FDU this week.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth - Monmouth took home two victories against FDU and Saint Francis (PA) to secure the 2010 Northeast Conference Tournament, earning the #11 Hawks a berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Hawks will face Dartmouth on November 18 in the first round of the tournament. Vazquez had a great week registering five shots and one assist in the two matches.

Nick Gendron Northwestern  – The Wildcats’ season ended in a loss to Penn State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Wildcats end the season at 8-8-2. Gendron finished his sophomore campaign with one goal and one assist.