Conference Championships, National Tournament Bids and Player Awards; FC Wisconsin Alums Finding Success at the Collegiate Level
Conference Championships, National Tournament Bids and Player Awards; FC Wisconsin Alums Finding Success at the Collegiate Level
11.20.17 --For Immediate Release: FC Wisconsin continues to have more College Alums than any other Club in the State of Wisconsin. With over 90 current alums playing college soccer across the US at every level, FC Wisconsin players are making a big imprint when they move to the next stage of their careers.
As the College season reaches its conclusion FC Wisconsin Alums have seen unprecedented success with Regular Season Conference Championships, Conference Tournament Championships, Nation Tournament bids as well as individual player awards.
Check out all of our FC Alums successes below:
NCAA Division I:
- Wisconsin: Are having one of their best seasons in school history and currently stand at 12-4-5 coming off a huge NCAA 2nd round win over the #12 ranked Notre Dame on November 19th to reach the ‘Sweet Sixteen’. The Badgers earned an NCAA bid by winning the Big Ten Conference Tournament Championship by defeating the #15 ranked Michigan 4-0 and out lasting #4 ranked Indiana on PK’s to claim the schools first ever Big Ten Title. Alex Masbruch (Sr) has started all 19 games adding 2 assists for the Badgers from center back and leads the team in minutes played this season. Nikola Atlija (Jr) has seen action in 5 games and has one goal on the season in the thrilling 4-5 loss to Maryland. The Badgers will face Akron on November 25th for a place in the NCAA Elite Eight.
- University of Wisconsin – Green Bay: The Phoenix had their best ever Horizon League finish with a 7-1-1 record winning the Regular Season Conference Championship title. Green Bay also advanced to the Horizon League Tournament Final with a 3-1 win over Detroit before losing in the Final to UIC. Junior Buran Huseini earned Horizon League 2nd All-League Honors. Huseini started 16 games on the season, with 1 goal and 1 assist and was 3rd on the team for total minutes played on the season. Robleh Omar (So) saw action in 17 games, starting 7. Omar scored 2 goals and had 1 assist on the season. Fellow Sophomore Michael Carreon saw action in 16 games, also starting 7, and adding 1 assist. Junior Brady Lenius in his first year after transferring from St Louis played in 17 games and had 2 goals and 2 assists on the year including the OT winner against Wright State. Freshman Antonio DeCastro saw action in 1 game so far this season.
- University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: Senior Nick Moon helped lead the Panthers to their first winning season since 2013 with a 10-5-4 record. Moon earned Horizon League First Team All-League honors for his efforts scoring 6 goals and leading the team with 6 assists on the season for 18 points. Fellow Senior Reid Stevenson was joint 4th on the team in points with 3 goals and 2 assists on the season for 8 points overall. Stevenson had 2 game winning goals on the year also earning the Horizon League MVP of the week in October. Jamie Colon (Jr) was also joint 4th on the team with 3 goals and 2 assists. Colon started all 19 games on the season and had two game winning goals. Alec Sykes a red-shirt freshman saw action in 4 games on the year. Ryan Berger a fellow red-shirt freshman made his collegiate debut seeing action in 1 game keeping a clean sheet and making 6 saves in the process.
- Marquette: The Golden Eagles Just missed out on making the Big East tournament falling at DePaul 3-1 in the final game of the season. Marquette finished the season 3-11-2 overall and 3-5-2 in the Big East. Freshman, Tode Atlija played in 11 games earning 1 assist on the year. Atlija made his first start for the Golden Eagles against St Louis University and earned his assist in the 4-2 win against Big East rival Seton Hall. Jordan Palmer (Fr) coming off a redshirt year due to injury saw action in 8 games on the season.
- Wright State University: Finished the season with a 10-7-1 overall record and went 6-3 in Conference for a joint 3rd finish in the Horizon League. Sophomore Stefan Rokvic started 17 games for the Raiders earning Horizon 2nd Team All-League honors. Rokvic led the Raiders with 8 goals on the year and led the team overall in points with 17 on the season. Rokvic also had 3 game winning goals on the season, most recently in the 1-0 win over Northern Kentucky. Freshman Alex Hummel saw action in 14 games, starting 9, which was the most of any freshman this year.
- Ohio State University: The Buckeyes season was ended by #4 Indiana in the semi-finals of the Big Ten Tournament for an 8-10-1 record on the year. Senior Marcus McCrary helped the Buckeyes to an upset win in the Quarter Finals of the Big Ten Championship with an assist in the 2-1 win over 8th ranked Michigan State. McCrary saw action in 17 games adding 1 assist on the season.
- Temple University: Alex Cagle (Sr) started the first 7 games of the season for the Owls until injury ended his season. In those 7 games Cagle earned a 1.37 Goals Against Average making 12 saves. Cagle in his time at Temple was named to the Presidents Honor Roll and was awarded the American League Soccer Goalkeeper of the week twice in 2016.
- Northern Kentucky University: Abdul Kooistra (Jr) helped Northern Kentucky to a 7-6-4 record in Coach Riddle’s first year with the program. Red Shirt Sophomore Koositra a transfer from the University of Wisconsin saw action in 17 games starting 15 on the year. The Defender also added 1 assist on the season in the 3-1 win over IUPUI.
NCAA Division II:
- The University of Wisconsin – Parkside: The Rangers were well represented by former FC Wisconsin players with no fewer than 8 players on the 2017 roster. Juniors Evan Garcia and Petar Krecak helped lead the team to a 5-7-2 Conference record. Sophomores Leo Villa and Burim Huseini both started in all 16 games this season. Defender Villa led the team in total minutes played and added 2 assists on the year. Huseini had 4 goals on the year and 3 assists. Fellow sophomore Jack Krenzien started 16 games at defense adding 1 goal and 1 assist and was 3rd on the team in total minutes played. Stevi Krecak (So) saw action in 13 games starting 11 and added 1 goal and 1 assist on the year. Freshman Goalkeeper Noah Prokash saw action in 4 games and kept his first shutout in the 4-0 win over Quincy.
- Barry University (FL): Junior, Antonio Amaya has helped the Buccaneers to a 5-5-2 season. Amaya started 11 games and lead a strong defense that only conceded 9 goals on the year. Amaya helped marshal the team to 6 shutouts on the year including the penultimate game of the season in a 1-0 conference win over Florida Southern.
- Northern Michigan University: Freshman Brady Kronenberg saw action in 13 games this year for the Wildcats. Kronenberg played more minutes than any other freshman on the year and helped the team to a 6-11-2 record and their first post-season appearance in the GIALC Tournament. Fellow freshman Lance Janowski also played in 6 games on the year. Both saw action recently in the thrilling 3-3 tie with Ashland University.
- Cedarville University: The Yellow Jackets finished at .500 for the season with a 9-9-1 record. Sophomore Levi Haight started 17 games and led the team in total minutes played on the year. Haight was also 3rd in points with 4 goals and 1 assist on the season for 9 points overall. Haight had 1 game-winning goal in the 3-2 Conference win over Ohio Dominican.
- Upper Iowa University: Freshman Cameron Bosacki and Tate Lofdahl both helped Upper Iowa to a 7-10 record in Coach McGowan’s first season with the program. Bosacki started all 17 games leading the backline and was 2nd on the team for total minutes played. Lofdahl saw action in 17 games adding 1 goal and 2 assists to his name.
NCAA Division III:
- Concordia University: Following on from last year’s success, Concordia finished the season with a 11-4-3 record winning the NACC Regular Season Title. Freshman Cristian Tyrpak played in 17 games for the Falcons scoring 7 times and adding 2 assists for 16 points on the year. Tyrpak finished 4th in scoring for the team and had 1 game winner on the year in the 1-0 win over Benedictine University. Fellow freshman and goalkeeper Josh Bobke saw action in goal in 3 games only conceding 1 goal with a 0.86 Goals Against Average.
- Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE): Senior Braden Andryk led the Raiders to a 12-7 record with 16 goals and 12 assists for 44 points on the season and 5 game winning goals on the year. Andryk for the fourth year in a row was named to the All-NACC First Team. During the season Andryk broke his brother (Logan’s) and fellow FC Alums All-Time goalscoring record at MSOE and he now also sits 2nd in MSOE history for all time points and assists. In 2015 and 2016 Andryk was also an NSCAA All-American. Sophomore Nathan Weiss also saw action in 5 games for the season.
- St Norbert College: Finished 8-0-1 in Conference and 14-4-2 overall and the Green Knights tied a school record by winning 10 consecutive games. The Green Knights shared the MWC Title with Knox College and earned a #23 National Ranking. Junior Ryan Hansen started 17 games scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists. Freshman Domenic DeMaria played in 17 games adding 1 goal and 1 assist on the season. DJ Dickson (So) played in 6 games tallying 1 assist.
- University of Wisconsin – Platteville: Sophomore Ivan Khamenka helped UW-Platteville to a 12-4-2 record earning an NCAA Tournament bid for the first time since 2012. Khamenka started all 18 games and recorded 3 goals and 6 assists for 12 points on the season. Khamenka helped the Pioneers win their 1st Round NCAA game 5-0 over Westminster notching 2 assists. The Pioneers fell in the 2nd round 1-0 to North Park.
- University of St Thomas: After losing in the NCAA Division III National Semi-Final in 2016 the Tommies had another stellar year with a 22-2-0 record, and a perfect 10-0 Conference record to win the MIAC Regular Season Championship and Conference Tournament Championship. The #4 ranked Tommies earned a bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, winning the first 3 rounds before losing in the Elite Eight to North Park 1-0. Junior Aiden Hogan started 22 games for the Tommies conceding only 12 goals for a 0.58 Goals Against Average on the season. Hogan was also a First Team All-MIAC Honoree. Freshman Nik Martensson also made his collegiate debut in goal starting in the NCAA 2nd Round game when Hogan was unavailable. Martensson posted a shutout to help the team to a 1-0 win to advance to the ‘Sweet Sixteen’. Christian Elliehausen finished out his senior year starting 21 games scoring 3 goals, adding 4 assists and having 1 game winner on the season.
- Kenyon College: Finished the season with an impressive 16-3-3 record. The Lords won the NCAC Regular season Conference Title for the 3rd straight season. Billy O’Neil in his senior year saw action in 21 games adding 2 assists on the season. O’Neil was also named Academic All-District and helped the Lords reach the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament before falling 3-2 to Otterbein University.
- Loras College: Ranked #25 in the country finished the season with a 14-6-1 record, going 6-2 in Conference. The Duhawks won the IIAC Tournament Championship defeating #1 seed Luther on PK’s. Javi Simon who in his first season with the Duhawks tallied 13 goals and 2 assists for 28 points earned First Team IIAC Honors. Simon led the team in goals and points and had 3 game winning goals on the season, which included the recent 4-2 NCAA First Round win over Cal Lutheran.
- Wartburg College: The Knights finished the season with an 8-5-5 record. Freshman Sam Thomann and Will Hamilton both played in 18 games in their first collegiate season. Thomann started 7 games, adding 2 goals and 1 assist on the season. Hamilton started 5 games and notched 1 goal on the season. Paul Koebke Barsic (Jr) started 4 games on the season with a 1.18 GAA for the year.
- Carthage College: Sophomore Jorge Triana notched three goals on the year and scored two goals in the 3-1 win over St Olaf University to help the Crusaders to a 13-7-2 record overall. Triana saw action in 9 games this season helping the team reach the CCIW Tournament final. Freshman Goalkeeper Andrew Ochoa saw action in 3 games this year earning his first collegiate shutout.
- Carroll University: Freshman Andy Golden started all 17 games on the season notching 1 assist on the year in the recent 3-0 win over Augustana College.
- Wisconsin Lutheran College: The Warriors finished the season with a 6-11-1 record. Junior Ken Sutton played in 14 games scoring 1 goal on the season. Freshman Mario Caldwell featured in 13 games tallying 3 assists.
- Virginia Wesleyan College: Finished the season with a record of 8-8-1. As a freshman Deryck Burczyk saw action in 12 games for the Marlins making 4 starts.
- Claremont – Mudd – Scripps College: Freshman Nate Brody made 8 appearances for the Stags as they recorded a 4-11-1 record. Defender Brody had 2 assists on the season.
- Augsburg College: The Auggies finished the season with a 8-9-1 record, going 3-6-1 in conference. Freshman Michael Henry played in 7 game notching 3 assists on the season.
- Cardinal Stritch: FC Wisconsin Coach Jamie Bladen and the Stritch Wolves season continues to roll on after defeating the #1 ranked Rio Grande 5-4 in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament. With the win Stritch improves to 16-3-2 on the season and will advance to the Round of 16. The Wolves are having the best season in school history winning both the CCAC Regular season Championship and the Conference Tournament Championship. FC Wisconsin Coach Jamie Bladen earned the CCAC Coach of the year award for the team’s success. Before a season ending injury Senior Captain Bobby Saskowski started the first 10 games and captained the team. Freshman forward Salvador Nunez has seen action in 20 games netting 7 goals and 4 assists for 18 points on the season. Luke McVeigh has seen action in 19 games adding 1 goal. Junior Mike Weiss has made 3 appearances on the season. Juan Soriano (Fr) in his first season has made 1 appearance to date. FC Wisconsin Junior Academy Coaches Liam Heyward (10) and Teren Schuster (9) have combined for 19 goals and 9 assists between them for 47 points on the season. Heyward was named the CCAC Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference, while Schuster was awarded 2nd Team All-Conference Honors.
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