FC Wisconsin Announces 32 College Commitments for Class of 2019

FC Wisconsin Leads the State for the Eighth Straight Year

FC Wisconsin Announces 32 College Commitments for Class of 2019

FC Wisconsin is proud to announce its latest graduating seniors that have made commitments to play college soccer for the fall of 2019. Collectively, the club has 31 players that have committed to 18 different institutions from NCAA Divisions I, II, III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA programs across 14 different conferences and seven different states. One player has also committed to play collegiately in England. This marks the second largest graduating class of FC Wisconsin seniors to committ to play college soccer in the club's history.  

Not only does FC Wisconsin lead the state with the overall total number of college commitments, it also has the most players committing to play at the NCAA Division I level with six players heading to play at the highest collegiate level possible. This is the eighth year in a row that the FC Wisconsin has led the state in the number of players it has developed to play within the college ranks.

“We are proud of each and every one of these players," said Co-Director of Coaching, Ben Shepherd. "The hard work, dedication, and commitment that they have shown has been rewarded with the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level. As a club, we pride ourselves on providing a pathway for committed players within all of our programs to play at the next level. It is a credit to everyone connected with the club that these commitments are from our ECNL, RCP, and our North teams - showing the level of talent within the entire club. We are extremely excited to see the success that these players will have in the future.”

Co-Director of Coaching, Billy Solberg shared, “To have 31 players committed to play at the next level is a great achievement by the players, their families, and our coaching staff who all put so much work into making this possible. It is a testament to our long-term player development model that as a club, we consistently produce players that are capable to play at the collegiate level. We look forward to seeing them continue to be successful within the college ranks.”

FC Wisconsin Class of 2019:

Braden Allen (Transfer)
•    School: Drake University
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Missouri Valley

Tode Atlija (Transfer)
•    School: University of Wisconsin – Parkside
•    Division: NCAA II
•    Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)

AJ Berndt
•    School: St. Thomas University (MN)
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Neico Caini
•    School: Cardinal Stritch University
•    Division: NAIA
•    Conference: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC)

Cayden Carlson
•    School: University of Wisconsin – Platteville
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC)

Chris Carreon
•    School: University of Wisconsin – Parkside
•    Division: NCAA II
•    Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)

Nick Chiappa
•    School: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Horizon League

Madison Conduah
•    School: Emory University
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: University Athletic Association (UAA)

Max Siade-Cox
•    School: Wartburg College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: American Rivers Conference

Antonio DeCastro
•    School: Cardinal Stritch University
•    Division: NAIA
•    Conference: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC)

Chris Estrada
•    School: University of Wisconsin - Parkside
•    Division: NCAA II
•    Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)

Timmy Flannery
•    School: John Carroll University
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Ohio Athletic Conference

Cole Goff
•    School: St. Norbert College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Midwest Conference

Colin Hogan
•    School: University of St. Thomas
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)

Austin Holtebeck
•    School: Drake University
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Missouri Valley

Nick Hummel
•    School: Concordia University - Wisconsin
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Michael Hyland
•    School: University of Chester
•    International: England
•    Conference: University Leagues

Vince Kelly
•    School: University of Wisconsin - Platteville
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Lucas Lindsley
•    School: Concordia University - Wisconsin
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference

Ivan Montes
•    School: Rockford University
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)

Gregory Pauly
•    School: St. Norbert College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Midwest Conference

Cameron Polley
•    School: Rockford University
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)

Quinn Rechner
•    School: Eastern Illinois University
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Summit League

Noah Reed
•    School: Elmhurst College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)

Nolan Rehard
•    School: Drake University
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Missouri Valley

DJ Reichel
•    School: University of Wisconsin - Platteville
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Parker Schimmers
•    School: Wartburg College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: American Rivers Conference

Brenden Shiroda
•    School: Carroll College
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)

Henry Starks
•    School: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)

Andre Wangard (Transfer)
•    School: Drake University
•    Division: NCAA I
•    Conference: Missouri Valley

Mattson Wick
•    School: Concordia University - Wisconsin
•    Division: NCAA III
•    Conference: Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC)

Alex Woulf
•    School: Bryant & Stratton College - Wisconsin
•    Division: NJCAA
•    Conference: North Central Conference (NCC)