This is a brand new feature here on the blog with the college soccer season starting up last weekend, its appropriate to take a look at how the FCD Academy products are doing at their respective schools. I've got a fairly comprehensive list, but if I'm missing anyone that you know of, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.
London Woodberry - University of Maryland In his third year at Maryland, the outside back had a good weekend, starting both matches for the Terps. On Friday night, Woodberry and Maryland defeated St. John's 3-0 and on Monday they downed West Virginia(Sorry, Drew) 3-1. It's tough to know exactly how many minutes he played as the box scores do not reflect it, but it's good to see that Woodberry is a first choice starter for UM. He's a guy to keep your eye on after his senior year next season. UM faces Stanford and Radford this weekend.
Bradlee Baladez - University of South Carolina Bradlee Baladez and South Carolina posted a disappointing 3-2 loss to College of Charleston in a game that was rescheduled to to Hurricane Irene. It was a good day for Baladez, however, scoring his first goal of the season in the 11th minute and registering three shots on goal during the game. USC travels to Clemson for a game tomorrow night.
Chris Figueroa - SMU This is one that caught me by surprise, Chris Figueroa, the starting 2-way midfielder on the FCD '09 class has transferred to SMU from NC State. He's a decent midfield who played 8 games for the Wolfpack last year and will be ineligible for SMU this season.
Daniel Premenko - Creighton Another FCD academy product has transferred, central defender Daniel Premenko who earned All-Newcomer Team honors at Oral Roberts last season has gone to 6th ranked Creighton University.
Boyd Okwuono - University of North Carolina The UNC freshman started and played 90 minutes for the Tar Heels in their season opening 3-1 win over UNC Wilmington. It's huge to me that "OC" is starting and playing 90 minutes as a freshman. The more playing time he gets the better before FCD signs him to a homegrown deal in a year or two. UNC plays Oregon State and then a huge showdown with Louisville this weekend in the Nike Classic at Chapel Hill.
Jacob Gerondale - IPFW After redshirting at Wisconsin last season, Gerondale has moved on to Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. In his redshirt freshman year, Gerondale, a defender, has seen time as a sub in their first three games, losses to Bradley and Bowling Green as well as a win over Milwaukee.
Jack Coleman - Indiana Did not play in Indiana's 0-0 draw against Notre Dame to open the season. Coleman did start their final exhibition game against Xavier and with two games this weekend, I'd expect him to see some time on the pitch.
Jamie Ibarra - SMU Backup goalkeeper in SMU's 3-2 loss to William and Mary, did not play.
Damian Rosales - SMU Played 31 minutes in the 3-2 loss
Skylar Hagan - Old Dominon Season opener against Navy was postponed but the freshman outside back featured as a substitute in ODU's exhibition against George Washington
Byron Knowles - Lubbock Christian Started Lubbock Christian's 2-0 win over University of the Southwest
Did I miss anyone? Let me know.