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 the beginning of the collegiate seasons.

Issa TallAdelphi University– Adelphi University Men’s soccer began their season with two thrilling double overtime victories against Fordham and Syracuse. The Panthers recorded two losses in their following matches bringing their season record to 2-2 thus far. Tall has started all four games in the season as a sophomore and has seen many great scoring chances. Tall and the Panthers face Iona in their next match on Tuesday, September 14, 2010.

Sacir HotBoston College– The Boston College Eagles have begun the 2010 season with a record of 2-0-1. Predicted to finish 6th in the ACC, the Eagles are now ranked fifth nationally. Hot has been a vital member of the Eagles team so far this year after a fantastic summer season. Hot captured the 2010 Milk Cup as a member of the United States’ U-20 Men’s National Team. The U.S. secured the victory with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland.

David NajemColumbia – The Columbia Lions have started their season 1-2-1. Najem, a true freshman has started all four games thus far and has registered at least one shot on goal (SOG) in each of his starts. The Lions next match is set for Wednesday, September 15 against Fordham University.

Brandon PaulUniversity of Delaware – Beginning the season 1-1-1, the Blue Hens were picked to finish the season tied for 10th in the CAA. Paul, a sophomore goal keeper, has yet to enter a game for the Blue Hens , but is expected to compete for the starting role throughout the season.

Michael O’KeefeFairfield – Fairfield is beginning the season with a seven game home stand in which they have gone 1-1-2 thus far recording their first win against Albany who went 0-13-3 in 2009. O’Keefe has started all four games in the season and has posted a save percentage of .737.

Matt UyFairfield – Fairfield is beginning the season with a seven game home stand in which they have gone 1-1-2 thus far recording their first win against Albany who went 0-13-3 in 2009. Uy has played in all four games as well and has recorded one shot this season. He is coming off a year where he was named to the All-MAAC first team and the National Soccer Coaches Association of American second team.

Jon GonzalezFDU- The FDU Knights have gotten off to a difficult start with a 1-3-0 record but are looking to bounce back Sunday, September 19 versus Temple. Gonzalez has become a dominant force for the Knights’ side. He has registered seven shots and four shots on goal this season so far and scored a goal in the Knights’ match against Manhattan.

Jason WellsFDU- The FDU Knights have gotten off to a difficult start with a 1-3-0 record but are looking to bounce back Sunday, September 19 versus Temple. Wells has started each game for the Knights’ and remains a key part of the Knights’ defense.

Steven Amaya Hartwick – The Hawks have begun their season with an 0-3-1 record with their lone draw coming against Columbia in the Mayor’s Cup. Amaya has started all four games for the Hawks with 5 shots for the season and 1 goal against Cornell. Hartwick looks for their first win of the season against Niagra on Wednesday, September 15.

Sam Adjei Iona – Although only a freshman, Adjei has made his presence known for the Gaels. Adjei scored two goals in the team’s win against Harwick and two assists in the Gaels’ loss to Hofstra. Adjei was also recently named the MAAC Rookie of the Week. The Gaels currently hold a 1-1-1 record on the season.

Mario Rios Iona –Rios has been making great contributions to the Gaels’ offense, feeding well off his teammates. Rios registered two assists in the team’s match against Hartwick and has started all 3 games this season. The Gaels currently hold a 1-1-1 record on the season.

Matt Kassell Maryland – After falling in the NCAA Quarterfinals last season, the Terps are looking to get the season off to a good start early. Ranked #9 nationally, they are currently sitting on a 1-1-1 record before facing Loyola (MD) on Thursday, September 14. Kassell has been extremely productive for the Terps this season recording a goal and an assist in both the Michigan State and the Northeastern matches. He has started each match thus far.

Widner Saint Cyr Maryland – After falling in the NCAA Quarterfinals last season, the Terps are looking to get the season off to a good start early. Ranked #9 nationally, they are currently sitting on a 1-1-1 record before facing Loyola (MD) on Thursday, September 14. Saint Cyr has yet to see action for the Terps this season.

Kadeem Dacres Mercer – Mercer has started the season 2-1-0, recording decisive victories over Del Tech Stanton and Del Tech Terry. Mercer’s next match against Nassau has been postponed.

Sheldon Parkinson Mercer – Mercer has started the season 2-1-0, recording decisive victories over Del Tech Stanton and Del Tech Terry. Mercer’s next match against Nassau has been postponed.

Frank Tweneboa Mercer – Mercer has started the season 2-1-0, recording decisive victories over Del Tech Stanton and Del Tech Terry. Mercer’s next match against Nassau has been postponed.

Dylan Mencia Michigan – The Wolverines have gone 2-1-1 so far this season and look to notch more wins as conference play starts against rival Ohio State on September 25.  Mencia has played in 2 games this season so far and started 1 of those against #14 Drake. The freshman has registered 1 shot on the season.

Cesar Blacido Monmouth – The Monmouth Hawks are off to a great start going undefeated in their first four games including a thrilling double overtime victory over West Virginia to start the season. The #7 National team looks to continue their winning ways against Seton Hall on September 17. Blacido has made great contributions thus far, starting 3 of the Hawks’ 4 games and registering 2 shots on the season.

Anthony Vazquez Monmouth – The Monmouth Hawks are off to a great start going undefeated in their first four games including a thrilling double overtime victory over West Virginia to start the season. The #7 National team looks to continue their winning ways against Seton Hall on September 17. Vazquez was named to the Save Face WVU Classic Tournament all-tournament team. The Save Face WVU Classic was won by the Hawks. Vazquez also recorded his first career assist in the Hawks’ win over American University.

Nick Gendron Northwestern – Northwestern was ranked as the #9 team Nationally in the preseason NCSSA poll and were also chosen to finish 3rd in the Big Ten. But the Wildcats have gotten off to start of 2-2-0 after going 0-3-1 in exhibition games including a scoreless tie against Villanova. Gendron has played in all four games for the Wildcats and scored his first goal of the season in the win against Oregon State.

Rob McLarney Rutgers – Rutgers earned its first win on the season and its first win under new head coach, Don Donigan, over St. Peter’s. The Scarlet Knights are now 1-1-1 for the season. McLarney has started all games so far for the Knights and registered an assist in the games against Delaware and St. Peter’s.

Christian Battistesa Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17.

Kevin Bonder Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Bonder recorded his first collegiate victory and shutout against FDU making 6 saves in a brilliant effort.

Jack Freeman Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Freeman has started two games so far for the Pirates.

Adriano Gabrielle Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Gabrielle has started one game for the Pirates and recorded an assist in the game against Wake Forest.

Chris Garcia Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17.

Kemal Gurel Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Gurel has been a contributing member of the Pirates side with five shots for the season.

Victor Manosalvas Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Manosalvas has started two games for Seton Hall, scoring an assist in the game against FDU.

Hayden Morris Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Morris has played in all four games for the Pirates this season, starting three. He also scored his first goal of the season against #3 Wake Forest.

Steven Rose Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Rose has proved to be an offensive threat this season with three goals and an assist so far including two goals coming in the Pirates’ win over FDU.

George Velasquez Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Velasquez has started two games for the Pirates’ thus far.

Andrew Welker Seton Hall – Seton Hall, a team loaded with Red Bulls Academy talent, has started season with a 1-2-1 record and will continue the search for their second win against #7 Monmouth on Friday, September 17. Welker, a senior, has played in every game so far this season.

Walter Hines St John’s – St. John’s, another collegiate program with several Red Bulls Academy players, has seen their season get off to a great start. 3-1-0, the Red Storm looks to continue their winning ways against Hartford on September 17. Hines has played in all four games so far. Hines also registered an assist in St. John’s win over FDU.

Conner Lade St John’s – St. John’s, another collegiate program with several Red Bulls Academy players, has seen their season get off to a great start. 3-1-0, the Red Storm looks to continue their winning ways against Hartford on September 17. Lade has started each game for the Red Storm and had an assist in their win against FDU.

John Tardy St John’s – St. John’s, another collegiate program with several Red Bulls Academy players, has seen their season get off to a great start. 3-1-0, the Red Storm looks to continue their winning ways against Hartford on September 17. Tardy’s junior campaign has started off well as he has started two games for the Red Storm and registered two shots on the season.

Mark Brode Syracuse – Syracuse looks to get their second win of this season on September 18 against American University. Despite two overtime thrillers, Syracuse has started the season with a 1-3-0 record. Brode has made great contributions to start his sophomore campaign, starting all four games thus far and recording 5 shots on the season.

Kevin Garcia – Villanova – Garcia and Villanova have begun their season with a 1-2-1 record before beginning conference play on September 25 against Seton Hall. Garcia has started each game for Villanova, recording seven shots in just four games.

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