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.
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|
|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|
|First Name||Last Name||Year||College||Position||GP/GS||Minutes||GA/Saves|
|Rafael||Calderon||Fr.||Holy Names Univ.||GK||7/2||332||15/16|
|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