FCD College Round-up: September 21, 2011
The FC Dallas Player Development system continues to provide college programs around the country with players that have refined their skills through the FC Dallas Youth program. Our new bi-weekly series will keep track of a select number of former FCDY players and monitor their progress through the college soccer ranks.
*Editor’s note: FC Dallas would like to dedicate the inaugural edition of College Round-up to Academy graduate Jose Perez, who passed away in a car accident last week on his way to practice at San Jacinto College near Houston. The San Jacinto Coyotes started the season with a win, a draw and two losses before Perez’s tragic passing. San Jacinto College Head Men’s Soccer Coach Dr. David Santesteban suspended play following the tragedy, but stated the team will play all remaining conference games to honor Perez’s memory.
Baylor University – Natalie Huggins (Freshman, Forward), Catie McGowan (Senior, Goalkeeper)
The Baylor Bears have started the season 7-2-1, posting victories against North Texas and Louisville. Freshman Natalie Huggins has started all 10 matches for the Bears and has three goals and two assists already this season. She is tied for the team lead in points with eight. Senior goalkeeper Catie McGowan has yet to appear in a game this season.
Furman University – Holly Reilly (Freshman, Goalkeeper)
Furman has started the season 5-4-0, winning matches against Clemson and North Florida. Holly Reilly has appeared in one game this year, making two saves and playing 41 minutes in a 2-0 win over Stetson University.
Hardin Simmons University – Eliza Keegan (Freshman, Forward)
Hardin Simmons has started the season 4-1-0, beating Southwestern and the University of Texas at Tyler. Freshman forward Eliza Keegan has played in all five matches, tallying one goal on two shots.
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne – Jacob Gerondale (RS Freshman, Defender)
The Mastadons (3-5-1) were up at halftime to No. 15 ranked Kentucky but fell 4-2 to the Wildcats, allowing three second half goals. Freshman defender Jacob Gerondale has played in seven matches for IPFW and has recorded three shots on the year.
Iowa State University – Lindsay Frank (Freshman, Defender), Catherine Reese (Freshman, Midfielder)
The Iowa State Cyclones have started the year 6-3-1, beating No. 23 Washington and taking the loss against No. 22 Milwaukee. Freshman Catherine Reese has played 20 minutes in two games this year and freshman Lindsay Frank has played in nine matches, totaling 558 minutes.
McNeese State University – Tori Lasiter (Freshman, Midfielder), Haley Lyons (Freshman, Midfielder/Forward), Krista Steinbeiser (Freshman, Midfielder), Jordan Leinweaver (Junior, Defender), Megan Rogers (Junior, Midfielder/Defender), Jordan Grimes (Freshman, Midfielder)
The McNeese State Cowgirls have started the year 4-5-0, winning matches against Louisiana Tech and University of Louisiana-Monroe. Freshman Tori Lasiter has appeared in seven matches this year, taking three shots. Freshman Haley Lyons and junior Megan Rogers have both played in nine matches this year for the Cowgirls. Freshman midfielder Krista Steinbeiser has played in five matches and has four shots on target this season. Junior defender Jordan Leinweaver has played in two matches with one start, and freshman Jordan Grimes has not yet seen time this year for the Cowgirls.
Midwestern State University – Salomon Moctezuma (Freshman, Goalkeeper)
The MSU Mustangs (4-1-0) have allowed only two goals while scoring 14 in their four wins this season. Freshman goalkeeper Salomon Moctezuma has not yet appeared in a game this season.
Old Dominion University – Skylar Hagan (Freshman, Midfielder)
The No. 22 ranked ODU Monarchs (4-0-0) beat two nationally ranked teams in the Stihl Soccer Classic. The Monarchs beat No. 19 East Tennessee State University 4-0 and followed that win by beating No. 13 Monmouth 3-1. Freshman midfielder Skylar Hagan has played in all four games this year. Hagan scored his first goal of the year against Houston Baptist in a 6-0 win.
Otero Junior College – Kevin Pineda (Freshman, Defender)
Otero Junior College has run out to a 5-1-1 record, beating Kansas Wesleyan, Western Wyoming and Dodge City. Otero Junior College is ranked No. 7 (NJCAA) after becoming the first Junior/Community College in Colorado to offer a varsity level soccer program.
Southern Methodist University – Chris Figueroa (Sophomore, Midfielder), Jaime Ibarra (Sophomore, Goalkeeper)
SMU has dropped out of the top 25, losing to No. 3 Connecticut at the Hurricane Classic. The Mustangs have started the year 3-3-0, winning matches against Duke, Oakland and Dartmouth. Sophomore goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra has played well for the Mustangs, giving up only three goals in his five starts while making 21 saves. Sophomore midfielder Chris Figueroa has not yet seen game action this year.
University of Arkansas – Allie Tripp (Freshman, Forward)
The Arkansas Razorbacks have compiled a 2-5-0 record so far this year, winning a game against SMU. Freshman forward Allie Tripp has appeared in all seven matches this year recording 175 minutes. She has one assist and has taken one shot on target for the season.
University of Indiana – Jack Coleman (Freshman, Midfielder)
The No. 9 Hoosiers (5-0-2) have started the year by beating Dayton and Bucknell, and tying then-No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 14 St. John’s. Freshman midfielder Jack Coleman played in Indiana’s game against Dayton, helping them win in a 6-0 rout.
University of Maryland – London Woodberry (Junior, Defender/Midfielder)
The No. 1 ranked Terps sport a 7-0-0 record, beating No. 8 ranked Boston College 4-0 on September 9. Junior defender London Woodberry has started all seven games, recording the second most minutes (636) behind only the starting goalkeeper. Woodberry has helped keep the Terps opponents out of the net, allowing less than one goal per game.
University of Memphis – Sam Watson (Freshman, Defender)
The No. 16 Memphis Tigers have started the season 8-0-0, allowing only four goals through eight matches. Freshman defender Sam Watson has played six minutes off the bench for the Tigers this year.
University of North Carolina – Boyd Okwuonu (Freshman, Defender)
The No. 8 ranked Tar Heels (4-1-0) knocked off then-No. 1 ranked Louisville to claim the top spot in the coaches’ poll before losing it to Maryland. Freshman defender Boyd Okwuonu has started all five games for UNC this year, collecting an assist against Louisville.
University of North Texas – Michelle Young (Junior, Forward)
The North Texas Mean Green has started the year 5-3-1 with the help of junior forward Michelle Young. Young has started eight of the nine matches this year, recording five goals and three assists and is tied for first on the team in points with 13. Young registered a hat trick on August 26 in a 5-0 win over Texas Southern.
University of South Carolina – Bradlee Baladez (Sophomore, Midfielder/Forward)
The Gamecocks have started the year 2-4-1, with a victory against No. 21 ranked Charlotte. Sophomore midfielder/forward Bradlee Baladez scored in a 3-2 loss against the College of Charleston. Baladez leads the team in shots taken with 17.
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