RED BULLS ACADEMY ON CAMPUS UPDATE

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 11-November 17.

Sacir HotBoston College – The Eagles entered the post season with a record of 11-7. They squared off against Duke in the semifinals of the ACC championship. The Eagles were able to secure a win, 1-0, and a trip to the finals to play NC State. Unfortunately, NC State proved to be better team that day as they managed to hold on to a, 1-0, result. Sacir started both games in the tournament for the Eagles and helped secure a shutout in the first match against Duke. The team enters the NCAA tournament unranked and playing host to Dartmouth in the first round of games being held today, 11/19.

Matthew UyFairfield University – The Stags entered the MAAC championships with a 9-6-2 regular season record. They drew Loyola in the semifinal round, but were unable to go any further as Loyola got the win, 3-0, and the trip to the finals. Matt started the game again for the Stags and provided the offense with three shots. Matt finished the season starting all 17 games for the Stags while providing the offense with one goal and four assists, which is good enough for six points on the season.

Jason WellsFarleigh Dickinson University – The Knights finished their regular season with a record of 9-7-1. Unfortunately, they drew the red hot Monmouth Hawks in the semifinal round of the NEC championships. Monmouth maintained their momentum from the regular season and defeated the Knights, 1-0. Jason finished the season starting and playing in 16 of the Knights 18 games this season.

Kevin FinneganGeorgetown University – The Hoyas ended their regular season with a record of 9-8-1. They drew DePaul in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Championship. The game ended as a 1-1 tie, so penalty kicks were needed to decide the winner of this contest. Unfortunately, DePaul proved the more confident side in the penalty kicks and won 3-1. Georgetown did receive an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament, so the DePaul game was their last of this season.

Steven AmayaHartwick College – The Hawks finished their regular season with a record of 9-3-4. They drew Western Michigan in the semifinal round of the MAC championships. They were able to outscore and outlast Western Michigan, 3-2, in the semifinals, which gave them a chance to avenge their loss in the last game of the regular season to #1 Akron. Unfortunately, the Zips proved the better squad again as they won, 2-1. Steven started the Western Michigan game and added a goal and two assists as they needed all of those goals to win. Steven also started in the final against Akron. Steven ended the year playing in 16 of the Hawks 18 contests and contributing two goals and two assists for a total of six points on the year.

Mario RossIona College – The Gaels finished their outstanding year with a record of 14-2-2. The team entered the MAAC championships as the best team in the conference and they hosted #4 Niagara. The teams played to a tie, 1-1, which also needed penalty kicks to decide the winner. Unfortunately, the Gaels could not find the back of the net in the penalty kicks and lost, 0-3. Mario started the game for the Gaels and contributed an assist on the Gaels only goal of the game. Mario finished the season playing in all 19 contests for the Gaels and starting 18 of those games. He finished with one goal and five assists on the year, which brings his career totals to 52 games started, three goals, and 10 assists.

Widner St. CyrUniversity of Maryland – The Terps entered the post-season with a record of 12-4-2. They drew a hot Virginia squad in the semifinal round of the ACC tournament. The regular season contest between these two teams was highly contested and very exciting, and the result of that game was a tie, 0-0. Virginia would not leave anything to chance this time against the Terps and secured a victory, 1-0. Widner played in this game, but could not find the spark the team needed to find the back of the net. The defending national champion Terps find themselves in a familiar position in the NCAA tournament, but in the unfamiliar position of not being ranked. This is the first time since 2001 that the squad has not been ranked in the NCAA tournament, so they must host Loyola in the first round of games being played today, 11/19.

Matt KasselUniversity of Maryland – The Terps entered the post-season with a record of 12-4-2. They drew a hot Virginia squad in the semifinal round of the ACC tournament. The regular season contest between these two teams was highly contested and very exciting, and the result of that game was a tie, 0-0. Virginia would not leave anything to chance this time against the Terps and secured a victory, 1-0. Matt made another start for the squad, but could not find his scoring touch from the midfield. . The defending national champion Terps find themselves in a familiar position in the NCAA tournament, but in the unfamiliar position of not being ranked. This is the first time since 2001 that the squad has not been ranked in the NCAA tournament, so they must host Loyola in the first round of games being played today, 11/19.

Anthony VazquezMonmouth University – The Hawks finished their dream regular season with the record of 16-1-1. They had the second most wins in the country behind the undefeated and untied Akron Zips (18-0). They played Farleigh Dickinson in the semifinal round of the NEC championships and won, 2-0. They squared off against Quinnipiac in the final, and they were able to secure a victory, 2-1, and become the NEC champions. Anthony started in the back both games for the Hawks, and helped secure the shutout in the first match against FDU, and was strong enough to hold onto the one goal lead over Quinnipiac in the final. Unfortunately, being NEC champions and boasting a 18-1-1 record is not good enough to secure a seed and a first round bye, so the Hawks have to play University of Connecticut, who is also having a strong year, today in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Ryan KinneMonmouth University – The Hawks finished their dream regular season with the record of 16-1-1. They had the second most wins in the country behind the undefeated and untied Akron Zips (18-0). They played Farleigh Dickinson in the semifinal round of the NEC championships and won, 2-0. They squared off against Quinnipiac in the final, and they were able to secure a victory, 2-1, and become the NEC champions. Ryan started both games for the Hawks, as usual. He registered an assist in the semifinal against FDU and he registered a goal in the final to beat Quinnipiac. Unfortunately, being NEC champions and boasting a 18-1-1 record is not good enough to secure a seed and a first round bye, so the Hawks have to play the University of Connecticut, who is also having a strong year, today in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Cesar BlancidoMonmouth University – The Hawks finished their dream regular season with the record of 16-1-1. They had the second most wins in the country behind the undefeated and untied Akron Zips (18-0). They played Farleigh Dickinson in the semifinal round of the NEC championships and won, 2-0. They squared off against Quinnipiac in the final, and they were able to secure a victory, 2-1, and become the NEC champions. Cesar started both games for the Hawks and provided the midfield with plenty of energy and confidence to secure the two victories. Unfortunately, being NEC champions and boasting a 18-1-1 record is not good enough to secure a seed and a first round bye, so the Hawks have to play University of Connecticut, who is also having a strong year, today in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Nick GendronNorthwestern University – The Wildcats finished their regular season with a record of 10-3-4. They drew Michigan State in the semifinal round of the Big Ten tournament. This would be the second between these two teams in less than a week, and the Wildcats won the first meeting, 1-0. The semifinal would be highly contested and both teams would bring a tremendous amount of energy, but the result did not go Northwestern’s way as they lost, 0-1. This is not the end of the road for the Wildcats this season; however, as they received a first round bye and a ninth seed in the NCAA tournament. They play the winner of Green Bay and Notre Dame. The Wildcats have played both these teams this year. They lost to Notre Dame in a preseason scrimmage, 1-0, and they tied Green Bay in the first regular season game of the year, 3-3.

Sam ArcherRutgers University – The Scarlet Knights finished the regular season with an even .500 record of 9-9. They drew St. John’s in the quarterfinal round of the Big East championships. Unfortunately, St. John’s continued their hot streak and defeated the Scarlet Knights, 3-0. Sam ended the regular season playing in 13 of the Scarlet knights 19 contests and earning three starts. He contributed one goal and one assist, as well.

David McVaneRutgers University – The Scarlet Knights finished the regular season with an even .500 record of 9-9. They drew St. John’s in the quarterfinal round of the Big East championships. Unfortunately, St. John’s continued their hot streak and defeated the Scarlet Knights, 3-0. David saw action in this match, but could not dig the team out of the deep hole St. John’s was putting them in. David finished the year seeing action in 16 of the Scarlet Knights 19 matches and earning eight starts. He also contributed two assists this season.

Tevin JacksonSt. Francis University – The Terriers finished their regular season with a record of 10-6-1. They drew Quinnipiac in the semifinal round of the NEC championships. The two teams could not decide a winner during 110 minutes of play, and the game entered penalty kicks tied, 1-1. Unfortunately, Quinnipiac proved the better penalty kick team that day and won, 4-3. Tevin saw action in this game, but could not fid that spark to break the deadlock. Tevin finished his season playing in 15 of the Terriers 18 contest and earning 11 starts. He also contributed one goal and three assists this season.

John TardySt. John’s University – The Red Storm entered the Big East tournament with a regular season record of 7-2-8. They drew Rutgers in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament and they were able to secure a victory, 3-0. The team then traveled to West Virginia for the Big East semifinal match against Providence. Again, the Red Storm proved the stronger team, and secured another shutout victory, 2-0. The Big East final would be played in West Virginia against Notre Dame, and, again, the team secured another shutout, but this time they were also unable to score and the match ended after 110 minutes, 0-0. Penalty kicks would be needed to decide a winner and St. John’s roved the more confident side and took home the Big East title after winning, 5-3, in penalty kicks. John saw action in all three games for the Red Storm in this post season and earned one start. He provided the offense with several shots. The Red Storm were able to secure a first round bye in the NCAA tournament and they wait to play the winner of the Boston College and Dartmouth.

Walter HinesSt. John’s University – The Red Storm entered the Big East tournament with a regular season record of 7-2-8. They drew Rutgers in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament and they were able to secure a victory, 3-0. The team then traveled to West Virginia for the Big East semifinal match against Providence. Again, the Red Storm proved the stronger team, and secured another shutout victory, 2-0. The Big East final would be played in West Virginia against Notre Dame, and, again, the team secured another shutout, but this time they were also unable to score and the match ended after 110 minutes, 0-0. Penalty kicks would be needed to decide a winner and St. John’s roved the more confident side and took home the Big East title after winning, 5-3, in penalty kicks. Walter started all three games for the Red Storm this post season and returned the favor by scoring his first career post season game winner over Providence in the Big East semifinals. The Red Storm were able to secure a first round bye in the NCAA tournament and they wait to play the winner of the Boston College and Dartmouth.

Conor LadeSt. John’s University­ – The Red Storm entered the Big East tournament with a regular season record of 7-2-8. They drew Rutgers in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament and they were able to secure a victory, 3-0. The team then traveled to West Virginia for the Big East semifinal match against Providence. Again, the Red Storm proved the stronger team, and secured another shutout victory, 2-0. The Big East final would be played in West Virginia against Notre Dame, and, again, the team secured another shutout, but this time they were also unable to score and the match ended after 110 minutes, 0-0. Penalty kicks would be needed to decide a winner and St. John’s roved the more confident side and took home the Big East title after winning, 5-3, in penalty kicks. Conor started all three games for the Red Storm and played every minute on a back line that allowed 0 goals in Big East championship play. The Red Storm were able to secure a first round bye in the NCAA tournament and they wait to play the winner of the Boston College and Dartmouth.

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