FCD College Round-up: October 19, 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.
Baylor University (13-2-2) – Natalie Huggins (Freshman, Forward), Catie McGowan (Senior, Goalkeeper)
The Bears keep on rolling over their competition, winning their last four games and outscoring their opponents 13-2 in that span. Freshman Natalie Huggins has still seen time in every game this year, starting 16 out of 17 and registering nine points on three goals and three assists. Catie McGowan has still only seen 20 minutes of action this year. Baylor will play Oklahoma State and Oklahoma before the Big XII tournament starts on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in San Antonio.
Furman University (9-7-1) – Holly Reilly (Freshman, Goalkeeper)
The Paladins are sitting in fifth in the Southern Conference. A crucial upcoming game against the College of Charleston, who currently sit third, is followed by matches against conference bottom dwellers Wofford and the Citadel. Freshman goalkeeper Holly Reilly has played in three games, the most recent coming in a 4-3 win over Chattanooga. Reilly made four saves and faced seven shots on goal.
Hardin Simmons University (12-1) – Eliza Keegan (Freshman, Forward)
Hardin Simmons has dominated this season, winning 12 consecutive matches after losing their first. HSU has allowed just four goals the entire season while netting 73 of their own. The squad is just four games away from posting a perfect conference record for the year. Freshman Eliza Keegan has played in 12 of the 13 games this year and has scored three goals on just six shots.
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (6-7-1) – Jacob Gerondale (RS Freshman, Defender)
The Mastodons are sitting in second place in the Summit League halfway through the league schedule. Two of the three remaining league games will be played at home, where IPFW is 3-2. Red shirt freshman Jacob Gerondale has played in 12 games while starting five and has not yet recorded a point this season.
Iowa State University (7-8-1) – Lindsay Frank (Freshman, Defender), Catherine Reese (Freshman, Midfielder)
The Cyclones are still searching for their first Big XII win, going 0-5 with three conference games remaining. Freshman Lindsay Frank is one of six players on the team that has played over 1,000 minutes this year. Midfielder Catherine Reese has played in three games this year and is still looking for her first start.
McNeese State University (7-8) – 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 Cowgirls are looking to improve on their 2-3 conference record with two Southland Conference matches remaining in their last three games. Midfielder Tori Lasiter has one goal and one assist while starting eight games this year. Freshman Haley Lyons has played in all 15 games this year and has registered one goal and two assists. Freshmen Krista Steinbeiser and Jordan Grimes have appeared in 10 and one game, respectively. Defenders Megan Rogers and Jordan Leinweaver are still looking to record their first points this season and have played a combined 16 games.
Midwestern State University (9-3) – Salomon Moctezuma (Freshman, Goalkeeper)
The No. 13 Mustangs (NSCAA) are still looking for their first Lone Star Conference win, going 0-3 so far. Freshman goalkeeper Salomon Moctezuma still has not seen the field this year. MSU is in last place in the LSC.
Old Dominion University (9-2) – Skylar Hagan (Freshman, Midfielder)
No. 11 Old Dominion is slowly climbing the rankings ladder after beating a William & Mary team that received seven votes for the top 25. The Monarchs have won five consecutive matches and are tied for first in the Colonial Athletic Association. Freshman Skylar Hagan has found the back of the net once and has registered an assist in nine games this year.
Otero Junior College (9-2-2) – Kevin Pineda (Freshman, Defender)
Otero Junior College has won their last four games with a goal differential of 21-1. 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 (8-4-1) – Chris Figueroa (Sophomore, Midfielder), Jaime Ibarra (Sophomore, Goalkeeper)
The No. 21 Mustangs climbed back into the top 25 after winning consecutive overtime games against South Carolina and Florida International. Goalkeeper Jaime Ibarra has allowed 13 goals in the 12 games he has started and is 8-3-1 in the net. Midfielder Chris Figueroa has not yet seen time on the field this year.
University of Arkansas (4-11) – Allie Tripp (Freshman, Forward)
The Razorbacks have dropped six straight games since starting the year 4-5. Freshman Allie Trip has played in eight games this year and has registered one assist in her 190 minutes.
University of Indiana (8-3-2) – Jack Coleman (Freshman, Midfielder)
No. 13 Indiana fell a few spots in the polls from last week after losing to Louisville and Creighton. The Hoosiers followed those loses with wins against Butler and Michigan and play Kentucky at home on Wednesday night. Midfielder Jack Coleman hasn’t made a second appearance since helping the Hoosiers beat Dayton 6-0 early in the season.
University of Maryland (13-1-1) – London Woodberry (Junior, Defender/Midfielder)
The No. 3 ranked Terps lost their first game of the year against Virginia, but have since come back to beat Adelphi and No. 22 Duke. A mid-week game against North Carolina will see two former FC Dallas Academy defenders square off in a game of No.3 vs. No.2. Defender London Woodberry has played all 15 games and leads the team in minutes played. He has registered one assist and has taken three shots this year.
University of Memphis (15-0-1) – Sam Watson (Freshman, Defender)
The lone blemish on the No. 8 Memphis Tigers record came in a double overtime tie against SMU. Defender Sam Watson has played six minutes this season for the Tigers.
University of North Carolina (11-2-1) – Boyd Okwuonu (Freshman, Defender)
The No. 2 ranked Tar Heels recently suffered an upset loss against Davidson, which snapped a nine game unbeaten streak. Freshman defender Boyd Okwuonu has started all 14 games this year while registering one assist. The Tar Heel defense has only given up 11 goals this season.
University of North Texas (11-4-1) – Michelle Young (Junior, Forward)
The Mean Green have allowed only 15 goals this year while netting 42 of their own. Junior forward Michelle Young has done more than a quarter of the scoring, netting 12 goals and adding in three assists. Young registered a hat trick on August 26 in a 5-0 win over Texas Southern.
University of South Carolina (7-5-1) – Bradlee Baladez (Sophomore, Midfielder/Forward)
The Gamecocks have relied heavily on forward Bradlee Baladez, who has scored six goals and three assists. Coming off of two straight wins, USC will take on Florida International in Miami before going up against mighty North Carolina.
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