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2017 Orlando City Academy College Roundup

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This year, several Orlando City youth academy graduates played key roles for college teams across the nation.

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With the College Cup occurring this weekend, it’s a good time to look back at how Orlando City’s academy graduates fared in college soccer this year.

Boys Academy Graduates

Raul Aguilera (Freshman, FW, University of North Carolina):

Played in 12 games, recording one goal and one assist in 287 minutes.

Gorka Aperribay (Junior, FW, University of Central Florida):

Played in 15 games, starting nine, recording one goal and one assist.

Marcos Arroyo (Senior, MF, Army West Point):

Played in 17 games, recording three assists.

Brandon Bartel (Sophomore, MF, University of Pennsylvania):

Started 17 games, recording one assist in 1,518 minutes.

Cormac Begley (Sophomore, MF, University of North Florida):

Started eight games, recording one assist.

Brandon Braumuller (Senior, FW, Lipscomb University):

Played in 11 games, starting one, and recording 236 minutes.

Alex Chopra (Senior, D, Rollins College):

Played in 11 games, starting two, and recorded one assist.

Isaque Couto (Freshman, MF, Eastern Florida State College):

Played in eight games, recording two goals and three assists.

Alex Doyle (Junior, MF, Barry University):

Played in 13 games, starting eight, recording one assist.

Juan Fajardo (Senior, GK, University of North Florida):

Played in 11 games, conceding 19 goals with 48 saves.

Jaiden Fortune (Junior, FW, Elon University):

Played in 10 games, starting nine, recording three goals and two assists.

Noah Franke (Senior, MF, Creighton University):

Played in 18 games, starting 17, recording three goals and four assists.

Cameron Hardington (Senior, D, Amherst College):

Played in 15 games, starting nine, recording nine shots.

Juan Hernandez (Freshman, FW, Appalachian State University):

Played in 15 games, starting 14, recording two goals and two assists.

Tristin Johnson (Sophomore, MF, Rollins College):

Played 15 games, starting 14, recording two assists.

Zach King (Senior, GK, Lenoir-Rhyne University):

Played 17 games, conceding 18 goals and recording 64 saves.

Logan Laskey (Sophomore, MF, Rollins College):

Played in two games, recording two shots.

Eli Lockaby (Junior, MF, Virginia Commonwealth University):

Played in 19 games, recording three assists.

David Loera (Freshman, MF, North Carolina State University):

Started 18 games, recording one goal and five assists.

Braeden Luna (Sophomore, GK, Stetson University):

Played in two games, conceding seven goals and recording seven saves.

Charles Lynch (Junior, MF, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology):

Played in 17 games, starting nine, recording two assists.

Jack McCloskey (Freshman, D, University of Central Florida):

Started 11 games, recording 988 minutes.

Michael Melvin (Senior, MF, Clemson University):

Played in 19 games, recording four assists.

Johnny Nartowicz (Junior, MF, Rollins College):

Played in 17 games, starting 15, recording three goals and three assists.

George New (Junior, D/MF, Rollins College):

Played in 12 games, starting four, recording two goals and two assists.

David Norris (Freshman, D, North Carolina State University):

Started 18 games, recording 1,677 minutes.

Daniel O’Brien (Junior, FW, Stetson University):

Played in 16 games, starting four, recording two goals and two assists.

Nicholas O’Callaghan (Junior, D, Elon University):

Started 16 games, recording two assists.

Sean Reilly (Senior, D, Cedarville University):

Played in 13 games, starting 10, recording 999 minutes.

Jonathan Rosales (Sophomore, D, University of South Florida):

Started 15 games, playing 1,333 minutes.

Brandon Scherr (Junior, D, University of the Cumberlands):

Started 18 games, recording 1,590 minutes.

Cyrus Siminou (Junior, D/MF, Rollins College):

Played in 26 games, starting three, recording two goals.

Drew Trautmann (Senior, GK, Rollins College):

Played in 10 games, conceding 12 goals and recording 26 saves.

Aidan Wixted (Sophomore, D, Stetson University):

Played in 13 games, starting 12, recording two shots.

Dennis Zapata (Junior, MF, Florida Gulf Coast University):

Played 13 games, recording five goals and five assists.

Girls Academy Graduates

Sarah Aikens (Freshman, GK, Nova Southeastern University):

Played in two games, recording 15 minutes.

Alison Backel (Sophomore, D, West Virginia University Institute of Technology):

Played in 18 games, starting 15, recording 1,206 minutes.

Becky Brown (Junior, D, University of West Georgia):

Started 17 games, recording one goal.

Hadley Bucken (Sophomore, D, Niagara University):

Played in 19 games, starting 18, recording two assists.

Abbie Camargo (Senior, MF, Stetson University):

Played in 16 games, starting one, recording three assists.

Briana Camargo (Senior, MF, Stetson University):

Played in 16 games, starting one, recording one goal and two assists.

Lexi Castellano (Junior, MF, University of Miami):

Started 16 games, recording one goal.

Natasha Castellano (Sophomore, D, Mars Hill University):

Started 16 games, recording one assist.

Stephanie Cawthorne (Sophomore, MF, Lincoln Memorial University):

Played in nine games, starting four, recording two goals.

Jocelyn Cintron (Sophomore, MF, Belmont Abbey College):

Played in six games, starting five, conceding seven goals and making 17 saves.

Ashely Cole (Senior, MF, Warner University):

Started 16 games, recording two goals.

Sarah Combs (Junior, MF, Tusculum College):

Played in 15 games, starting eight.

Rachel Condrey (Freshman, D, Huntingdon College):

Played in three games.

Victoria Covas (Senior, D, Saint Leo University):

Played in 12 games, starting nine, recording four goals.

Carolyne Davidson (Freshman, MF, Princeton University):

Played in 15 games, starting two, recording three goals and one assist.

Chyanne Dennis (Freshman, D, University of South Florida):

Played in 17 games, starting 13, recording one assist.

Nicole Doolittle (Senior, MF, Converse College):

Played in 16 games, starting 14, recording six goals.

Kristina Fisher (Junior, MF, University of Miami):

Started 16 games, recording two goals and five assists.

Natalie Fouque (Sophomore, MF, Villanova University):

Played in 18 games, starting 17, recording 14 shots.

Jewell Gentry-Mickelson (Freshman, FW, Polk State College):

Started three games, recording one goal and one assist.

Bella Giuliano (Freshman, D, Rollins College):

Played in six games, starting one.

Anna Griessler (Junior, FW/MF, Florida Southern University):

Played in 15 games, starting seven, recording seven goals and four assists.

Jackie Hagan (Sophomore, D/MF, Missouri Baptist University):

Started 18 games, recording one goal and four assists.

Jessica Hamrick (Senior, MF, University of South Florida):

Started 19 games, recording one goal.

Samantha Hilsee (Freshman, MF, Emory University):

Played in 18 games, starting 16, recording six goals.

Samantha Hoffman (Freshman, MF/D, Johns Hopkins University):

Played in 22 games, recording four shots.

Kimberly Keenan (Senior, MF, Heidelberg University):

Played in seven games, starting four, recording five shots.

Lynsey Kelly (Junior, MF, Southeastern University):

Played 21 games, starting 19, recording one goal and one assist.

Brooke Lazarus (Senior, D, High Point University):

Played in 11 games, starting two, recording 324 minutes.

Rachel Lemay (Junior, GK, Covenant University):

Started 16 games, conceding 11 goals and making 64 saves.

Sabrina Magno (Senior, D, Valdosta State University):

Played in 17 games, starting 16, recording one assist.

Madison Mascheri (Freshman, MF, Valdosta State University):

Played in one game, recording 12 minutes.

Marisa Maynes (Freshman, MF, Stetson University):

Started 16 games, recording one assist.

Jensen Meaux (Junior, MF, Brenau University):

Played in 16 games, recording one goal.

Gabriela Miranda (Freshman, FW/MF, Concordia College):

Played in five games.

Kiara Montenegro (Freshman, FW, Lees-McRae College):

Played in 19 games, starting 13, recording five goals.

Maria Munoz (Sophomore, MF, Florida Institute of Technology):

Started 20 games, recording six goals.

Evelyn Neidert (Junior, FW, Towson University):

Started 19 games, recording one goal and one assist.

Veronica Nobles (Sophomore, D, West Virginia University Institute of Technology):

Played in 19 games, starting 18, recording two goals.

Heather Nulty (Sophomore, FW, Daytona State College):

Started 14 games, recording 13 goals and four assists.

Brianna Palmer (Junior, MF, Winthrop University):

Played in 17 games, starting 13, recording two assists.

Lindsey Pinder (Junior, MF, Palm Beach Atlantic University):

Played in 12 games, starting eight, recording one goal.

Naomi Powell (Freshman, MF, North Carolina State University):

Played in 11 games, recording three assists.

Jordan Power (Sophomore, FW, Coker College):

Played in two games, starting one.

Olivia Printy (Sophomore, GK, Manhattan College):

Played in seven games, starting four, conceding six goals and making 21 saves.

Samantha Pyle (Sophomore, D, Mars Hill University):

Started 16 games, recording six shots.

Amanda Raleigh (Sophomore, D, University of South Carolina – Aiken):

Started 17 games, recording one goal.

Ally Rost (Sophomore, D, Rollins College):

Started 15 games, recording one assist.

Rocio Sanders (Freshman, MF, Auburn University):

Played in 19 games, starting five, recording two goals and one assist.

Marianna Shurina (Sophomore, MF, East Carolina University):

Started 18 games, recording one goal and one assist.

Gabriella Siegfried (Sophomore, D, Mars Hill University):

Played in 16 games, starting 15, recording one goal.

Olivia Simmons (Freshman, D, Vanderbilt University):

Played in 21 games, starting five, recording three goals and two assists.

Emily Stearns (Junior, FW, Troy University):

Played in 18 games, starting eight, recording two goals.

Lillie Sumrall (Freshman, D, Birmingham Southern College):

Played in 18 games, starting 11, recording one shot.

Sarah Thrush (Freshman, FW, University of Nebraska):

Played in three games, recording one shot in 28 minutes.

Kaley Verpaele (Freshman, MF, University of Alabama):

Played in nine games, starting eight, recording two assists.

Sammy Vitols (Freshman, MF, Florida Atlantic University):

Played in 21 games, starting 13, recording one goal.

Molly Von Eschenbach (Freshman, D, Rollins College):

Played in 14 games, starting nine, recording one assist.

Kiana Zanganeh (Sophomore, D, Florida Institute of Technology):

Played in 20 games, starting 17, recording two goals and two assists.


Orlando City’s investment in its youth academies have begun to bear fruit, as seen with its successful college players. It’s only a matter of time before we see some of these players playing in purple.