Red Bulls U: September 15 | Goals aplenty from Academy products as college season gets underway

Every couple of weeks, will compile a list of standout performances by Red Bulls Academy products in college to keep updated on the latest player news.

The 2015 college soccer season is underway with most teams having a few matches under their belts. The following is a list of Academy products with notable performances in the opening weeks of the 2015 college soccer season:

Akron: Adam Najem* (MID) – Scored the game-winning goal against formerly No. 7 Georgetown, a 1-0 win. Scored in the next match against Maryland, a 3-2 win for Akron. Tallied his third goal of the season to tie the match last weekend vs. Saint Louis on a 25-yard free kick en route to a win, 3-2.

Bucknell: Chris Thorsheim* (DEF/MID) – Recorded one goal and an assist in season opening win vs. La Salle, then started and played 88 minutes in a loss to No. 15 Syracuse, 1-0 OT. Last weekend, Thorsheim scored his second goal of the season and tallied two assists against Seton Hall, a 4-0 victory.

Columbia: Frederick Elliot (FWD), Antonio Matarazzo (MID) – Frederick Elliot scored the game-winning goal in the season opener against UMASS, 1-0. Antonio Matarazzo also started in the match and recorded three shots in the game. Elliot provided the game-winning assist last weekend against No. 18 Providence in double-overtime, 2-1.

No. 25 Georgetown: Brandon Allen* (FWD), Alex Muyl (FWD), Arun Basuljevic (MID/FWD), Christopher Lema (MID), Kyle Zajec (MID) – In the second match of the season, all five Academy products featured together for the first time this season in a loss vs. University of South Florida, 2-0. Georgetown defeated No. 1 UCLA, 3-1. Basuljevic had one goal in the match. Last weekend against Radford, Muyl and Allen both recorded two goals and one assist while Basuljevic also grabbed an assist in a 5-2 win.

Holy Cross: Diego Ceron (DEF) – Started in opener vs. Hartford and helped maintain a shutout, 0-0. Held No. 18 Providence to one goal in a draw, 1-1 OT 2. Last Friday, Ceron recorded two assists and helped maintain a clean sheet vs. Sacred Heart en route to a 5-0 win.

Marist: Cameron Harr (FWD) – Scored a goal in the opening match vs. Saint Joseph’s, a 3-2 victory for Marist. Cameron recorded five shots and two shots on goal. He also started the next game, a 2-1 loss to New Hampshire. Last weekend, Harr scored his second goal of the season, a game-winning goal against Binghamton, 1-0. This week, Harr was named MAAC Rookie of The Week.

No. 4 Maryland: Mael Corboz (MID) – Corboz is enjoying a three-game point streak. He started and tallied an assist in a win vs. St. John’s, 4-0. The midfielder scored his first goal of the season against No. 1 UCLA, a 2-1 win for the Terps. Maryland lost to Akron, 3-2, but Corboz supplied both assists in the loss. Faced Academy products Evan Louro, Billy Stevens, Marcello Borges and the Michigan Wolverines last Friday, a scoreless draw, and provided the game-winning assist in the 84th minute against Navy on Monday. Corboz also featured in’s 2016 MLS SuperDraft Preview.

Michigan: Evan Louro (GK), Billy Stevens (DEF), Marcello Borges (DEF) – Michigan lost opener to No. 6 Creighton, 1-0. Louro allowed one goal and made seven saves in the match. Stevens started and played 77 minutes, while NYRB II’s Borges made his regular season debut as a substitute. Borges played 55 minutes and recorded one shot on goal. Michigan rebounded with a win vs. West Virginia, 3-1. Louro made four saves, Borges started and played 61 minutes, and Stevens tallied an assist. All three players played in a double-overtime victory against Niagra, 2-1. Borges tallied his first assist of the season to tie the match in the 71st minute. Against Mael Corboz’s No. 4 Maryland, Louro made seven saves while Borges and Stevens held the Terps maintain a clean sheet in a scoreless draw.

Northeastern: Andrew Lombard (DEF), Chris Flores (MID) – Andrew Lombard, who was recently called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team, started the season opener against Temple, a 1-1 draw. Flores also started and recorded one assist in the match. Both players started and played out a scoreless draw last weekend vs. Fairfield.

Rutgers: Brandon Tetro (DEF/MID), Erik Sa (MID) – Tetro started on defense and Erik Sa recorded two assists in the opening match of the season, a draw vs. Siena, 2-2.

Seton Hall: Eric Lagg (MID) – Started the Pirates’ opening match vs. College of Charleston, a 3-1 loss, then scored SHU’s lone goal vs. Furman in a draw, 1-1. He played 39 minutes in second game against Furman.

Siena: Alex Tejera (FWD) – Started and played the full 90 minutes vs. Rutgers, earning one assist in the opening loss, 4-2. Tejera then started and played 101 minutes vs. Hartford, a 1-1 draw. He recorded three shots and two shots on goal. Tejera earned his second assist in a 107 minute performance in a draw vs. New Hampshire, 3-3.

Tulsa: Juan Sanchez (FWD) – NYRB II’s Sanchez started his first match for Tulsa vs. Saint Louis, a 1-0 loss in 2 OT. He finished with two shots, and one on goal. In the team’s second match, Sanchez made his second start and tallied his first assist in a win vs. Sacramento State, 2-1. He started and played 75 minutes in a draw vs. Derrick Etienne’s Virginia, 1-1 OT 2. Sanchez scored his first collegiate goal and earned an assist in a win against Oral Roberts, 6-2. Last weekend, the forward scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Portland in the 97th minute, a 3-2 win for Tulsa.

Villanova: Sean Sheridan (MID) – Sheridan started and played 80 minutes in opening win vs. University of Albany, 3-0. The midfielder grabbed a brace, scoring two goals in Villanova’s second win of the season vs. Drexel, 4-3. Via, Sheridan Savors Wildcats’ Spirit and Resolve.

No. 5 Virginia: Scott Thomsen (DEF), Malcolm Dixon (DEF), Derrick Etienne (FWD), Wesley Wade (FWD) – Scott Thomsen and Malcolm Dixon started the opening game of the season and preserved a shutout vs. No. 18 UNC Charlotte, 1-0. NYRB II’s Derrick Etienne played his first regular season in a 26 minute substitute appearance. Against Juan Sanchez’s Tulsa, Etienne started and played 110 minutes in draw, 1-1 OT 2. Dixon started also started and Wesley Wade made a 10 minute substitute appearance.

No. 14 Wake Forest: Kevin Politz (DEF), Steven Echevarria (MID) – Politz scored, thanks to an assist from fellow RBNY Academy product Echevarria, in a win vs. Florida International University, 3-2. Politz started and played the full 90 minutes while Echevarria played 36 minutes as a substitute. Politz started and played full 90 minutes in opening shutout win vs. Santa Clara, 1-0. Politz started and helped preserve back-to-back shutouts against Florida Gulf Coast, 1-0, and UNC Asheville, 5-0. Echevarria was a substitute against FGC and started against UNC Asheville. Echevarria scored his first goal of the season last weekend against Pittsburgh, a 4-0 win.

*MAC Hermann Watch List


By submitting the information above, you hereby consent to receive additional information from Major League Soccer, its Clubs, Soccer United Marketing and its marketing partners in accordance with Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.