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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 29

With eight teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament, two teams (and three Red Bulls Academy alums) are still seeking the national title, as both Mayland and Michigan advanced to the Quarterfinals.  The two sides meet this week for a spot in the national semifinals.

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

Matt Kassel – Maryland Kassel has been an integral part of the Terps’ success this season with a team-high 28 points this season. After coming off of a torn hip labrum at the end of last season, Kassel has stepped up to a leadership position for Maryland as they continued their journey towards a second national title during his tenure.  The Terps took down Penn State on November 28, 1-0, to continue their run at this year’s title. They will face Michigan on December 4 at home.  Kassel started and played all 90 minutes, registering two shots.  No. 2 seed Maryland will face Michigan in the NCAA Quarterfinals next Saturday (Dec. 3) at 1 p.m.

Widner Saint Cyr – Maryland - The Terps took down Penn State on November 28, 1-0, to continue their run at this year’s title. They will face Michigan on December 4 at home.  Saint Cyr did not dress for the match.  No. 2 seed Maryland will face Michigan in the NCAA Quarterfinals next Saturday (Dec. 3) at 1 p.m.

Dylan Mencia – MichiganThe Wolverines took on and defeated #18 South Carolina last week to advance to the Quarterfinals in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the history of the program. They defeated the seventh-seeded Gamecocks by a score of 3-1, with Mencia coming off the bench as a substitute.  Michigan will face No. 2 seed Maryland in the NCAA Quarterfinals next Saturday (Dec. 3) at 1 p.m.