FC Wisconsin Alums Making A Collegiate Impact

September 17, 2018 Update

FC Wisconsin continues to have more college alumni than any other club in the state of Wisconsin. With more than 90 current alums playing college soccer across the U.S. at every level, FC Wisconsin players are making a big impact when they move to the next stage of their careers.

With the college season now into its third week of games, FC Wisconsin alums are continuing to play major roles in their teams' current successes. Our alums are continuing to make their mark in Division I, II, III and NAIA competition across the country.

 

 

NCAA Division I

 

  • Marquette had a great in Big East Conference play - recording a huge 3-0 win over #13 ranked Villanova. This helped improve the Golden Eagles record to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the Big East. Zak Wegner, a redshirt freshman, has started the first five games and is fourth on the team for minutes played this season. Tode Atlija (So) coming off an injury is now back to action and started two games, while Leo Villa (Jr) has seen action in four games, starting three.  

  • After graduating a strong group of seniors, it has been a tough start to the season for Wisconsin who currently sits at 2-4-1. Sunday saw the Badgers fall 3-1 to #2 Indiana in its first Big Ten action of the season. Redshirt freshman Ben Leas has already seen action in two games this season. After a successful spring, fellow freshman Braden Allen is currently out of action with a knee injury.

  • The defending Horizon League Champions, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, suffered its first loss of the year going down 2-1 to a last minute goal by Northern Kentucky. It has still been an excellent start to the season for the Phoenix who stand at 4-1-1 overall and 1-1 in Horizon League play. Buran Huseini (Sr) has started all six games - playing every minute so far this season. Fellow senior Brady Lenius has also seen action in six games starting five, and has three shots on the year. Juniors Robleh Omar and Michael Carreon have both seen action in four games.

  • Wright State University has had an excellent, unbeaten start to the season under rookie head coach Jake Slemeker with a record of 4-0-1. After an excellent 2017 season, junior Stefan Rokvic continues to lead the Raiders again this year in goals and points. Currently Rokvic has four goals to his name for eight points. Simar Perez (Fr) has seen action in all five games and has his first career point with an assist in the 3-2 victory over IPFW. After a successful freshman year, Alex Hummel (So) has seen action in three games so far this season.

  • Abdul Kooistra (Sr) has helped Northern Kentucky University to a 6-1 record so far this season in Coach Riddle’s second year with the program. Kooistra, a transfer from the University of Wisconsin, has started all seven games and is fourth on the team in overall minutes played. Kooistra anchored the Norse’s backline in the recent come from behind last minute win at Green Bay.

  • Eastern Illinois has had a solid start to the season with a 2-2-2 record, picking up a big 2-1 win versus Mercer University last weekend. Freshman Cole Stephens has seen action in all six games on the season.

  • Northern Illinois improves to 4-2 with a 2-0 shutout over Western Illinois. Although he has not made an appearance yet this season, Jaden Stevenson (Fr) impressed during pre-season notching two goals in the win over St Louis College.

 

 

NCAA Division II

 

  • The University of Wisconsin – Parkside is well represented by former FC Wisconsin players with no fewer than seven players on the current roster. They stand at 4-2 for the season and 2-0 in conference after a big 2-0 win on the road over Ashland University. Seniors Evan Garcia and Petar Krecak have both started all six games and both have one goal to their names on the season. Juniors Jack Krenzien and Stevi Krecak have also started six games this season. Krecak has one goal and one assist to his name and Krenzien is third on the team in minutes played. Burim Huseini (Jr) has seen action in five games so far, and fellow junior Noah Prokash has seen action in one game.

  • Freshman Griffin Pecore made his first collegiate appearance for the #14 ranked Limestone College (SC). Pecore came on in the recent 3-0 win over Clayton State University, which helped the team to a 4-0 start on the season.

  • Upper Iowa University sophomores Cameron Bosacki and Tate Lofdahl have both helped Peacocks to a 1-1-2 record in Coach McGowan’s first season with the program. Lofdahl had a goal and an assist in the recent 2-1 win over Missouri S & T. Lofdhal has started in all four games and Bosacki has started in three games.

 

 

NCAA Division III

 

  • Concordia University currently sit at 3-3 on the year. Sophomore Josh Bobke has earned the starting spot in goal and has started the last four games. Cristian Tyrpak, following on from a successful freshman campaign, already has two goals and one assist in five games played. Both Bobke and Tyrpak started, and helped the Falcons to the recent 3-1 win over conference foe Carroll University.

  • For Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Adam Krecak (Fr) made his first collegiate appearance in the recent 4-1 win over Ripon. The Raiders currently sit at 4-2 on the season.

  • St. Norbert College has followed on from its success of 2017 by starting the season unbeaten with a 6-0-1 record. DJ Dickson (Jr) has started all seven games tallying one goal and one assist. Sophomore Domenic DeMaria has also started seven games, adding two goals and one assist on the season. Freshman Mitchell Scholz has seen action in six games and has one goal and two assists to his name.

  • After losing in the NCAA Division III National Final in 2016 and Quarter Final in 2017, the University of St. Thomas is having another stellar year with a 5-0 start on the season. Senior Aidan Hogan recorded his 26th career clean sheet in the recent 2-0 shutout of St. Mary's. The Tommies are currently ranked fourth in the nation.

  • Wartburg College have endured a difficult start to the season and are currently 2-4 overall. Sophomore Sam Thomann helped the team to its second win of the season over Westminster College. Thomann has started all six games, adding an assist on the season. Paul Koebke Barsic (Sr) has started one game, keeping a shutout for the win.

  • Carthage College junior Jorge Triana has seen action in three games tallying a goal and an assist to help the Crusaders to a 3-3 start on the season. Freshman goalkeeper Andrew Ochoa has seen action in one game, posting a shutout.

  • Carroll University has had a tough start to the season and currently stand at 0-6-1. Sophomore Andy Golden has started all seven games and leads the team in minutes played. Golden got the assist in the recent 1-1 tie with St. Norbert College.

  • Wisconsin Lutheran College stands at 1-5 on the season. Senior Ken Sutton has played in three games scoring a goal on the season. Sophomore Mario Caldwell has started all six games.

  • Loras College senior Javi Simon has helped the Duhawks to a solid 3-1 start to the season. Simon has started all four games and has a goal and an assist to his name.

  • Macalester College currently sits at 4-2-1 and 1-0 in the MIAC. Freshman Jared Holan has seen action in all seven games and has played the most minutes of any freshman this season. Holan helped the Scots to their recent 3-1 win at Carthage College.

  • Virginia Wesleyan College is currently 1-5 on the season. Deryck Burczyk (So) has featured in all six games making one start.

  • Claremont – Mudd – Scripps College sophomore Nate Brody has played in two games on the season for the Stags who have started the season 6-0 without conceding a single goal. Brody saw action in the most recent 3-0 win over Cal Lutheran.

  • St. John's University has started the season unbeaten with a 4-0-1 record. Freshman Drew Engel has seen action in two games and most recently the 3-0 win over University of Dubuque.

  • Marion College freshman Tallon Schuster has seen action in five games making three starts and helping the team to .500 start with an overall record of 2-2-1.

 

 

NAIA

 

  • FC Wisconsin Coach Jamie Bladen and the Cardinal Stritch Wolves are having another excellent season currently standing at 5-1 heading into conference play. Sophomore Salvador Nunez has seen action in five games, adding two assists. Freshman Payton Aranda notched his first career goal in the 3-2 win over Grace College. Aranda has seen action in all six games and leads the team with shots on goal for the season.

 

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