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Nearly 40 Orlando City Youth Soccer Players Commit on National Signing Day

For the third straight year, dozens of academy products make their college selections as Orlando City continues to help athletes reach the collegiate level.

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Today was a huge day for Orlando City's academy today, as nearly 40 players from Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) announced their universities of choice as part of the NCAA's annual National Signing Day.

For the third consecutive year, the club hosted a special ceremony to recognize these student athletes and to honor their commitment to their schools of choice. The ceremony was held at the Lake Mary Mariott and OCYS athletes committed to schools far and wide, including local Rollins College, which received three commitments, the University of Miami, the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina, and other fine schools.

"We couldn't be prouder of each player who pledged their commitments today, as it takes an incredible amount of hard work and dedication to get to the next level," said OCYS Girls' Academy Director Alan Hough in a club press release. "From a club perspective, we're pleased with the number of players who have signed with various colleges today. To have nearly 40 players on National Signing Day for the third year in a row displays that OCYS is fully focused on not only preparing players for the professional level, but also for the collegiate ranks as well. We look forward to building on this for many years to come."

Some of these athletes may come back after their collegiate careers to play professionally in Orlando City's system or for the Orlando Pride. Here are the commitments from today:

Name

School

Abigail Foels

Rollins College

Alexandra Rost

Rollins College

Alexis Castellano

University of Miami

Amanda Raleigh

University of South Carolina Upstate

Ashley Kreinbring

Eckerd College

Brandon Bartel

University of Pennsylvania

Carlos Cuevas

Drexel University

Chloe Vanbart

Minot State University

Claire Callan

Washington / Carnegie Mellon

Cormac Begley

University of North Florida

Eric Brody

Newberry College

Gabriella Siegfried

Adelphi University

Hadley Bucken

Niagara University

Haillie Lower

University of Florida

Heather Nulty

Daytona State College

Jacquelyn Hagan

Missouri Baptist University

Jocelyn Cintron

Belmont Abbey College

Jonathan Rosales

University of South Florida

Jordan Power

Erskine College / Lincoln Memorial

Josie Banks

Westminster College

Kaitlyn Sims

Concordia University

Kiana Zangeneh

Florida Tech

Kristina Fisher

University of Miami

Lauren Jackson

University of Tampa

Logan Laskey

Rollins College

Madison Dilgard

Daytona State / Southeastern

Makenzie Burton

Florida Atlantic University

Maria Munoz

Florida Tech

Marianna Shurina

East Carolina University

Mercedes Sapp

University of Missouri

Miranda Lucas

Armstrong University

Natalie Fouque

Villanova University

Natasha Castellano

Mars Hill University

Nathaniel Adamolekun

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Olivia Printy

Manhattan College

Payton Hamilton

Troy University

Sam Pyle

Mars Hill University

Stephanie Cawthorne

Lincoln Memorial University

Vanessa Pajotte

Southeastern University

Veronica Nobles

West Virginia Tech

Victoria Dorr

Florida Gulf Coast University