Several Orlando City academy products attend college to further their development with hopes of eventually making it to the first team. This week many of those player were in action for schools around the country.
This past week, 15 players represented schools spanning several levels of college soccer. Here's a look at how those players did.
Drew Trautmann - Sophomore - GK - Rollins College
Started and played 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Eckard College Saturday.
Kyndall Cobb - Sophomore - GK - Coker College
Started and played 92:29 in a 2-1 overtime loss to Mars Hill Saturday, conceding one goal and making three saves.
Noah Franke - Sophomore - MF - Creighton University
Started and played 40 minutes in a 4-0 win over Missouri State Tuesday night.
Started and played 80 minutes in a 1-0 win over DePaul Saturday, recording one shot.
Zachary King - Sophomore - GK - Lenoir Rhyne University
Started and played 91 minutes in a 2-1 overtime win over North Georgia Wednesday night, recording four saves and conceding one goal.
Started and played 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss to Queens Saturday, making three saves and conceding four goals.
Eli Lockaby - Freshman - MF - Virginia Commonwealth University
Started in a 1-1 draw at George Mason Saturday.
Michael Melvin - Sophomore - MF - Clemson University
Played 25 minutes in a 4-0 win over Gardner-Webb Tuesday night.
Played two minutes in a 2-0 win over Virginia Tech Saturday.
Johnny Nartowitcz - Freshman - MF - Rollins College
Started and played 82 minutes in a 2-1 win over St. Leo Wednesday night, recording an assist.
Started and played 34 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Eckard College Saturday.
Sean Reilly - Sophomore - D - Cedarville University
Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Mercyhurst Wednesday night.
Started and played 82 minutes in a 4-2 loss to Alderson Broaddus Saturday.
Dennis Zapata - Freshman - MF - Florida Gulf Coast University
Started and played 64 minutes in a 4-0 win over Jacksonville Wednesday night.
Started and played 49 minutes in a 2-0 win over Stetson Saturday.
Gorka Apperibay - Freshman - F - University of Central Florida
Played 12 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Florida International Tuesday night.
Played five minutes in a 2-1 loss to SMU Friday night.
Nicholas O'Callahan - Freshman - D - Elon Univeristy
Started and played 90 minutes in a 4-1 loss to William & Mary Wednesday night.
Jaiden Fortune - Freshman - F - Elon University
Played 45 minutes in a 4-1 loss to William & Mary Saturday night, recording an assist.
Charles Lynch - Freshman - MF - Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Started in a 4-0 win over Defiance on Sunday.
Alex Doyle - Freshman - MF - Barry University
Played 19 minutes in a 2-0 win over Florida Southern Saturday.
Aaron Kleinart - Freshman - D- University of California, Riverside
Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to UC Davis Thursday night.
Started and played 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over Sacramento State Saturday.
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Name: Michael Melvin
School: Clemson University
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: Nease High School
Prior to joining the Orlando City academy, Melvin played for the youth club Jacksonville United FC. He joined the club's U-15/16 team and continued as a key part of the academy through the U-18 team.
Melvin began contributing during his freshman year at Clemson, playing in 13 games during the 2014 season. He assisted the golden goal in the ACC Tournament final against Louisville, winning the school its first ACC Tournament title since 2001.
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As Orlando City's academy continues to grow, more and more graduates are taking part in college soccer. Stay tuned each week as we keep you up to date on how these academy products are doing.