Red Bull College Update – September round-up

We are now a month into the college soccer season. Most teams are winding down or completed their non-conference schedule. This marks a perfect time to check in on the players we previewed at the start of the season and see where they stand. All the stats are from 9/20/2018

Red Bull College Update – September round-up


Marcelo Borges:

Marcelo was our feature player in our preview, however as a defender he doesn’t have many stats that pop off the page. The stat that does standout? His team is 5-1 with four clean sheets.

  • Ethan Lochner: The attacker has 1 goal and 1 assist in 7 appearances for the Hoyas
  • Kyle Zajec: The CM has 2 goals and 3 assists in 7 appearances for the Hoyas.
  • Juan Sanchez: The attacker has 2 goals and 3 assists coming in 7 games.
  • Henry Martin: Martin has not made an appearance for Princeton this season
  • Malcolm Dixon: The outside back has appeared in 4 games with no goals or assist.

Brian Saramago:

The attacker was one of the Juniors profiled in our preview and he has not disappointed this year. He has 4 goals and 2 assists in 5 starts. As the Greyhounds move into conference play, the goal will be to find more consistency. His 4 goals have come in only two games.

Jared Gilbey:

The midfielder has continued to start in the center for the Cardinals. He hasn’t recorded any goals or assists but he has started every game for Stanford as they have gotten off to a 3-1-3 start.

  • Sean Teixeira: Appeared in every game for Villanova but only started 1
  • Barry Sharifi: Recorded 1 goal and 1 assist in 5 starts
  • Callum Johnson: Has 1 goal and 2 assists in 5 starts and 7 appearances
  • Mason Deeds: He has made 6 appearances and 4 starts this season. 3 of his 4 starts have been losses
  • Samad Bounthong: started all 5 games for Marist recording 1 goal and 1 assist

Omir Fernandez:

Coming into the season, the question Fernandez had to answer was if he could take the step from being a super sub to a focal point of the Wake Forest offense. Six goals and one assist later, it is clear that step wasn’t a big one for Fernandez.

Not only has Fernandez stepped up as a consistent offensive threat 7 games into the season he also has been clutch. Of his 6 goals 3 have been game-winners helping Wake Forest achieve the number 1 rating in the country. Fernandez is on fire at the moment and if he keeps scoring watch for his name to be increasingly linked to a Homegrown contract come December and January.

  • Kevin O’Toole: 3 appearances 1 start no goals or assists
  • Evan Peters: 0 appearances
  • Vincent Borden: Started 2 games both were losses
  • Xavier Kennedy: Appeared in 0 games. He is the backup Goalie for the Buckeyes
  • Zach Ryan: The attacker has appeared in 6 games and started the last 4 where he has scored 2 goals and recorded 2 assists.
  • Richard Wolf: 3 games played 1 assist

John Murphy:

Murphy has played in 7 of Clemson’s 8 games, scoring one goal, and has rotated in and out of the starting lineup. I got the chance to see Murphy play live against UMass in what turned out to be a 0-0 tie. Murphy was played as a striker and had some bright moments. However, he also got frustrated easily as Clemson struggled to break down UMass in the second half.

Murphy is still a very good prospect. However, if Clemson is going to continue to play him as a striker, looking to turn pro may be best for his development. It was clear his movement and thoughts were at a higher level than a lot of his teammates.

  • Matt Frank: 0 games played
  • Sam Illin: Started the last 4 games for LIU. 1.08 GAA and a .833 save percentage
  • Ben Bograd: Started all 7 games for Princeton
  • David Philbin: 0 appearances
  • Kazu Shigenobu: 1 appearance for Princeton
  • Jordan Bailon: 5 appearances 2 starts for Dartmouth
  • Skyler Conway: Started all 6 games for Marist. 1 assist
  • Pablo Arias: 0 appearances
  • Anthony Rovito: 6 appearances 0 starts
  • JP Marin: 2 appearances and 1 start. 1 goal. His appearances have come in the last two games for seton hall so he could quickly become a regular.

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