Academy Top Grad Performers 2017
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ACADEMY: Top Five Academy-Product Performances in 2017 NCAA Season

FRISCO - The FC Dallas Academy had 26 products see time with NCAA D-I schools during the 2017 college soccer season. With the regular season officially in the books, let’s take a look at some of the top performers with FCD roots - all of whom could make their way back to Frisco down the road.

5. Ryan Barlow (M - RS-So.), University of Denver
    19 GP, 16 GS, 1456 Minutes, 3 Goals, 2 Assists

After coming on slowly during his Redshirt-Freshman season, the Coppell-native saw the field in every single match for the Pioneers in 2017, starting in 16 of them and logging five times the number of minutes he did a year ago. With three goals and two assists en route to a 11-6-2 record, Barlow is poised to take another leap at Denver in 2018.

4. Ben Hale (GK - RS-Fr.), Furman University
    19 GS, 1708 Minutes, 18 Goals Against, 43 Saves, 6 Shutouts

Unable to compete last season while dealing with lingering ACL issues from the 2016 U-18 National Championship, Hale returned to form at the collegiate level playing in 19 of 20 games for the Paladins with six shutouts and a 0.95 goals against average

3. Mark Salas (D - Fr.), North Carolina
    16 GP, 12 GS, 1234 Minutes, 1 Assist

The freshman followed in his older brother Martin’s footsteps heading to Chapel Hill, but the younger Salas didn’t take long to make a name for himself. Starting 12 games for the No. 2 team in the nation during his true freshman season with 1234 minutes played.

2. Jordan Cano (D - Sr.), SMU
18 GP, 18 GS, 1643 Minutes, 2 Goals, 4 Assists

Cano was named the American Athletic Conference’s Defender of the Year after leading the Mustang back line to a 15-2-1 record en route to a conference title. SMU had the nation’s seventh-best defense in 2017 allowing just 10 goals all season, while Cano added two of his own on the other end of the pitch.

1. Brandon Servania (M - Fr.), Wake Forest
    18 GP, 17 GS, 1120 Minutes, 2 Goals, 11 Assists

Not only did the freshman midfielder step right into a starting role with the College Cup runners up from a year ago, but he was their second-leading assist man with 11 helpers on the season. He played in all but two games for the Demon Deacons in 2017 as they enter the NCAA Tournament as the nation’s top seed.

Honorable Mentions

Gio Montesdeoca (F - RS-Fr.), North Carolina
12 GP, 1 GS, 271 Minutes, 4 Goals, 1 Assist

Although not as dramatic of a first-year impact as Hale, Salas or Servania, a case can be made for Gio Montesdeoca’s four goals in 12 appearances for the Tar Heels. Super Sub numbers like that can only mean good things for the forward’s future.

Brandon Terwege (D - Fr.), UCLA
16 GP, 16 GS, 1337 Minutes

For the second straight year, an FC Dallas product was staple of the UCLA back line as a freshman. After Reggie Cannon signed with the pro club last December, Terwege took his talents to LA and played in all but two games for the Bruins, who finished with a 7-10-1 record.

Blake Willis (D - Fr.), Columbia
16 GP, 16 GS, 2 Assists

On the surface, Willis’ freshman year might not stand out, but the defender started all 16 games for Columbia, who notched the nation’s second-best defense with just six goals allowed (.360 per game).

2017 NCAA Seasons for FCD Products:

First Name Last Name Year College Position GP/GS Minutes G/A
Cesar  Murrillo Sr. College of Charleston D 18/9 1008 0/1
Beto Carrillo Fr. Columbia Univ. M 14/6 -- 2/4
Blake Willis Fr. Columbia Univ. D 16/16 -- 0/2
Alejandro  Martinez So. Dominican College M 15/15 -- 1/0
Kamar Marriott** Sr. Florida Gulf Coast Univ. M 0/0 0 0/0
Benji Granillo Fr. Fort Hayes State Univ. D 13/4 562 1/3
Alex  Radilla Jr. Grand Canyon Univ. M 16/12 937 0/3
Christian Ramirez  Jr. Grand Canyon Univ. F 0/0 0 0/0
Dorhian Funga-Mukaba* RS-Fr. Midwestern State Univ. F 0/0 0 0/0
Jacob Goyen Fr. Ohio State Univ. D 9/0 119 0/0
Adrian Ramos Fr. Ohio State Univ. M 10/0 -- 0/0
Corey  Cantor RS-Sr. Oral Roberts Univ. M 16/16 -- 4/1
Jose Castro Fr. Oral Roberts Univ. M 13/11 -- 1/2
Eric  Davies Jr. Saint Louis Univ. D 9/7 -- 0/1
Jordan Cano Sr. Southern Methodist Univ. D 18/18 1613 2/4
Eddie  Munjoma So. Southern Methodist Univ. D 15/9 908 0/2
Phillip  Ponder So. Southern Methodist Univ. D 18/17 1522 1/0
Toshiki  Yasuda So. Southern Methodist Univ. M 3/0 58 0/0
Brandon Terwege Fr.  Univ. of California Los Angeles D 16/16 1337 0/0
Ryan  Barlow RS-So. Univ. of Denver M 19/16 1456 3/2
Miguel  Ojeda Jr. Univ. of Incarnate Word M 14/8 649 0/1
Gio  Montesdeoca RS-Fr. Univ. of North Carolina F 12/1 271 4/1
Martin Salas Jr. Univ. of North Carolina M 3/0 59 0/0
Mark Salas Fr. Univ. of North Carolina D 16/12 1234 0/1
Kris Reaves Sr. Univ. of Porland D 17/17 -- 0/0
Juanito Ramirez So. UT – Rio Grande Valley F 14/6 676 1/2
Brandon Servania Fr. Wake Forest University M 18/17 1120 2/11
Aldo Quevedo Fr.  Yale University F 15/7 -- 3/1
First Name Last Name Year College Position GP/GS Minutes GA/Saves
Ben  Hale RS-Fr. Furman Univ. GK 19/19 1708 18/43
Rafael Calderon Fr. Holy Names Univ. GK 7/2 332 15/16
Charlie Furrer RS-So. Stanford Univ. GK 2/0 23 0/2
Matthew Karisinski So. Univ. of Tulsa GK 0/0 0 0/0

Italicized - NCAA Division II School
* - Redshirted in 2017
** - Injured all year, redshirting and returning in 2018