FC Wisconsin Leads State in College Commitments

Germantown, WI, February  5, 2014, – FC Wisconsin Nationals is proud to announce the Club's graduating seniors that have already made commitments to play college soccer in the fall of 2014. Between the U18 USSDA Program, and the U18 NPL Team the club collectively has 18 players that have committed to 15 different institutions, from NCAA Divisions I, II, II, as well as NAIA Programs across 11 different Conferences and 6 different states. This represents the most overall Boys commitments from any Club in the State of Wisconsin, as well as the most Division I commitments with a total of 6 so far.

There are also still numerous players who are currently weighing their options who will make their decisions in the coming weeks.

“We are proud of each and every one of these players. The hard work, dedication, and commitment that they have shown has been rewarded with the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level,” commented FC Wisconsin Co- Director of Coaching and US Academy Director Ben Shepherd.

 “We Pride ourselves at FC Wisconsin in providing opportunities for our players to progress to the next level, and we look forward to watching them continue to be successful within the college game”.

FC Wisconsin Nationals Class of 2014:

U18 USSDA:

Braden Andryk

  • School: Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference

Nikola Atlija

  • School: University of Wisconsin
  • Division: NCAA I
  • Conference: Big Ten

Bernardo Macais

  • School: Cardinal Stritch University (WI)
  • Division: NAIA I
  • Conference: Chicago-land Conference

Alexander Masbruch

  • School: University of Wisconsin
  • Division: NCAA I
  • Conference: Big Ten

Marcus McCrary

  • School: Ohio State University
  • Division: NCAA I
  • Conference: Big Ten

Nick Moon

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

William O’Neil

  • School: Kenyon College (OH)
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: North Coast Athletic Conference

Brian Rojas

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

Javier Simon

  • School: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Reid Stevenson

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

U18 NPL Team:

Kai Batwinski

  • School: Viterbo University
  • Division: NAIA I
  • Conference: Midwest Collegiate Conference

Izzy Betancourt

  • School: Guilford College
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: Old Dominion Athletic Conference

Adrian Castillo

  • School: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Braeden Federle

  • School: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Division: NCAA II
  • Conference: Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Michael Lesar

  • School: Dominican University (IL)
  • Division: NCAA III
  • Conference: Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference

Ian Lofdahl

  • School: Southern Indiana University (IN)
  • Division: NCAA II
  • Conference: Great Lakes Valley Conference

Bobby Saskowski

  • School: University of Wisconsin-Concordia
  • Division: NCAAIII
  • Conference: Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference

Austin Swigart

  • School: Quincy University (IL)
  • Division: NCAA II
  • Conference: Great Lakes Valley Conference