RED BULLS ACADEMY ON CAMPUS UPDATE

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In Red Bulls Readers’ 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, we add Red Bulls Academy On Campus to our galaxy of stars.  Academy products are translating the success they had in the Academy system to the collegiate level.  After the jump is the report for November 4-November 10.

Sacir HotBoston College – The Eagles finished the regular season strong by winning against Virginia Tech, 2-0.  BC scored quickly after halftime and secured victory with a goal in the last minute.  Sacir returned from injury in the second half against the Hokies.  The Eagles also defeated Duke, 1-0, in overtime in the ACC Championship Quarterfinals.  This victory marked BC’s fifth win over a team ranked within the nation’s top 15.  The Eagles finished the regular season third in the ACC with a 5-3 in conference record.

Matt UyFairfield University – The Stags started the week at home against Niagara.  After a scoreless first half Niagara broke the tie with a penalty kick early in the second half and rode that momentum to defeat the Stags, 0-3.  Fairfield was able to bounce back against Canisius in the Stags’ final game of the regular season.  Fairfield started quickly with a goal in the 3rd minute.  The Stags added another before half time and held on to win, 2-0.  Fairfield finished the regular season third in the MAAC with a 5-2-2 record (9-6-2 overall) and will host Loyola (MD) in the first round of the MAAC tournament Friday.  Matt started both matches for the squad and provided the offense with one shot.

Jason WellsFarleigh Dickinson University – The Knights secured a NEC tournament berth with a win this week at Sacred Heart.  Each half saw a goal from FDU as they won, 2-0.  FDU needed to win five straight to qualify for the tournament and did just that to lock up the fourth spot in the conference.  The Knights take on #8 Monmouth in the first round of the NEC tournament on Friday at Monmouth.

Kevin FinneganGeorgetown University – The Hoyas suffered another disappointing loss in the Big East tournament this week.  Georgetown had the lead twice in the game but could not hold on against DePaul who tied the game, 2-2, before winning on penalty kicks, 1-3.  The Hoyas finish the season with a 9-8-2 record and now hope for an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament.

Steven AmayaHartwick College – The Hawks final regular season game was against #1 ranked Akron.  Hartwick played well and had a, 2-1, lead at halftime, but Akron stormed back late to win, 2-3.  The Hawks played the final 12 minutes a man down after Michael Cunningham was given a straight red in the 78th minute.  Akron took advantage and scored the winner in the 83rd.  The Hawks maintain their second place conference ranking, and go into the MAC tournament to face Western Michigan in Akron on Friday.  Steven started the game for the Hawks and his hard work almost paid off in what would have been a tremendous upset.

Mario RossIona College – The Gaels were at home this week with games against Canisius and Niagara.  They continued their strong conference play and defeated Canisius, 2-1.   The squad then wrapped up the MAAC regular season title by shutting out Niagara, 1-0 and finishing the season with an 8-1 conference record.  Iona will face Niagara again on Friday in the first round of the MAAC tournament at Fairfield University.  Mario started both games for the Gaels and contributed a shot in each.

Widner St. CyrUniversity of Maryland – The Terps won their regular season finale against College of Charleston, 2-1.  Charleston took the lead in the 62nd minute but Maryland came back to win.  The win moved the Terps up to sixth nationally but Maryland dropped a 1-0 decision to Virginia in the first round of the ACC tournament and now await the NCAA Tournament selection.

Matt KasselUniversity of Maryland – The Terps won their regular season finale against College of Charleston, 2-1.  Charleston took the lead in the 62nd minute but Maryland came back to win.  The win moved the Terps up to sixth nationally but Maryland dropped a 1-0 decision to Virginia in the first round of the ACC tournament and now await the NCAA Tournament selection.  Matt started both matches.

Anthony VazquezMonmouth University – The Hawks secured their fifth straight NEC regular season title this week by defeating Mount St. Mary’s, 3-1.  The team climbed another spot in the national rankings to eighth overall.  Monmouth’s eight league wins is the highest total in conference play for any NEC team since 2002.  They will host the NEC tournament and start with a game against Farleigh Dickinson on Friday.  Anthony anchored the back line again and will lead them into the playoffs.

Ryan KinneMonmouth University – The Hawks secured their fifth straight NEC regular season title this week by defeating Mount St. Mary’s, 3-1.  The team climbed another spot in the national rankings to eighth overall.  Monmouth’s eight league wins is the highest total in conference play for any NEC team since 2002.  They will host the NEC tournament and start with a game against Farleigh Dickinson on Friday.  Ryan scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season on a free kick from 25 yards.

Cesar BlancidoMonmouth University – The Hawks secured their fifth straight NEC regular season title this week by defeating Mount St. Mary’s, 3-1.  The team climbed another spot in the national rankings to eighth overall.  Monmouth’s eight league wins is the highest total in conference play for any NEC team since 2002.  They will host the NEC tournament and start with a game against Farleigh Dickinson on Friday.  Cesar started the game for the Hawks.

Nick GendronNorthwestern University – The Wildcats ended the regular season with a victory over Michigan State, 1-0.  A goal in the sixth minute was all they needed as they held on for the shutout.  The win moves them up to the 16th spot nationally and tied for second in the Big Ten conference.  They will face the Spartans again on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament at Indiana University.

Sam ArcherRutgers University – The Scarlet Knights delivered a first-round upset of West Virginia in the Big East tournament, winning 2-0.  Two first half goals were enough to secure the victory.  Their season came to an end, however, as they lost, 0-3, at the hands of St. John’s in the second round.  They finish the season 5-6 in the Big East and 9-10 overall.

David McVaneRutgers University – The Scarlet Knights delivered a first-round upset of West Virginia in the Big East tournament, winning 2-0.  Two first half goals were enough to secure the victory.  Their season came to an end, however, as they lost, 0-3, at the hands of St. John’s in the second round.  They finish the season 5-6 in the Big East and 9-10 overall.  David saw action in both games and had a shot against West Virginia.

Tevin JacksonSt. Francis University – The Terriers defeated Long Island, 4-1, on Senior Day this week to claim the second seed in the Northeast Conference.  The game was tightly contested for most of the game but three goals in the last 17 minutes put the game away and led to the Terriers finishing the regular season with a 7-2-1 conference record (10-6-1 overall).  They will face Quinnipiac on Friday in the first round of the NEC tournament at Monmouth University.  Tevin started the game and had the assists on St. Francis’ second and fourth goals.

John TardySt. John’s University – After receiving a bye in the first round of the Big East tournament, the Red Storm showed no rust in a 3-0 victory over Rutgers.  After a scoreless first half, the Red Storm came out strong to put away Rutgers in the second half.  They now move on to face Providence in the semi-finals.  The win also moved them up to 24th nationally.  John gave the Red Storm a spark off the bench assisting on the first goal and scoring the second.

Walter HinesSt. John’s University – After receiving a bye in the first round of the Big East tournament, the Red Storm showed no rust in a 3-0 victory over Rutgers.  After a scoreless first half, the Red Storm came out strong to put away Rutgers in the second half.  They now move on to face Providence in the semi-finals.  The win also moved them up to 24th nationally.  Walter started the game and had three shots.

Conor LadeSt. John’s University – After receiving a bye in the first round of the Big East tournament, the Red Storm showed no rust in a 3-0 victory over Rutgers.  After a scoreless first half, the Red Storm came out strong to put away Rutgers in the second half.  They now move on to face Providence in the semi-finals.  The win also moved them up to 24th nationally.  Connor helped shut down the Scarlet Knights, earning a shutout, and also had three shots.

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