FC Wisconsin Alumni Making Early Impact as College Season Kicks-Off

FC Wisconsin Alumni Making Early Impact as College Season Kicks-Off

FC Wisconsin continues to have more alums playing college soccer than any other club in the state of Wisconsin. With more than 80 current alums playing college soccer across the U.S. at every level, FC Wisconsin players are making a big imprint when they move to the next stage of their careers.

With the college season now through its first weekend of games, FC Wisconsin alumni are continuing to play major roles in their team’s current successes. Club alums are continuing to make their mark in NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA competition across the country.


NCAA Division I:

  • Marquette University: The Golden Eagles had a good start to their season going unbeaten on the weekend. They opened their season with a thrilling 2-1 OT win over UAB and earned a hard fought 0-0 tie versus UC Davis. Zak Wegner as a red-shirt sophomore started in both games and recorded three shots on goal for the weekend. Wegner had an impressive 2018 season starting all 19 matches.

  • University of Wisconsin Madison: Coming off a 10-6-2 record in 2018, Wisconsin had a solid weekend going 1-1. Friday saw the Badgers fall to a strong UC Davis 2-0. However, they would bounce back on Sunday with a well-earned 2-1 victory over UAB. Red-shirt sophomore Ben Leas started and played the full 90 minutes in the opening game of the season.

  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay: The Phoenix had an unbeaten start to the season going 1-0-1 on the weekend. Seniors Robleh Omar and Michael Carreon started in the hard fought 1-1 tie with Valparaiso on Friday night. Both also saw action in the 3-1 win over Western Illinois - combining for four shots on goal, with Omar tallying his first assist for the season.

  • Wright State University: The Raiders bounced back from a disappointing 4-1 opening day loss to go 1-1 on the weekend. Stefan Rokvic, coming off an excellent 2018 scoring season, was the key contributor scoring two goals in their 4-2 win at Memphis. Sophomore Simar Perez saw action in both games tallying two shots on goal.

  • Northern Kentucky University:  Senior Abdul Kooistra missed the opening day defeat to Grand Canyon, but was back in the starting lineup on Sunday helping the Norse to a 1-1 tie with Marshall University. Kooistra would tally two shots on goal in the contest.

  • Eastern Illinois University: The Panthers had a difficult start to the season with two defeats on the road to Cincinnati and Xavier. Freshman Quinn Rechner started both games playing the full 90 minutes. Sophomore Cole Stephens also saw action in both games starting in the defeat to Xaver.

  • Drake University: The Bulldogs opened the season with two tough losses versus Oral Roberts and Milwaukee. Red-shirt sophomore and Wisconsin transfer Bradan Allen started in both games and tallied a pair of shots in both matches.


NCAA Division III:

  • Concordia University: Junior Cristian Tyrpak following on from a successful sophomore campaign by already notching his first goal of the season in the Falcons 4-1 victory over Fontbonne. Sophomore Grahm Pratt saw action in the game, posting one shot on goal and freshman Lucas Lindsley also made his collegiate debut.

  • University of Wisconsin – Platteville: The Pioneers started the season with an unbeaten weekend going 1-0-1. Freshman Cayden Carlson started both games and scored his first collegiate career goal in the 4-0 win over Fontbonne. Fellow freshmen Vince Kelly and DJ Reichel also saw action in the win versus Fonbonne.

  • St. Norbert College: Junior Domenic DeMaria and sophomore Mitchell Scholz helped St. Norbert to a solid 1-1 start on the season. Both started the opening games with DeMaria tallying three shots on goal and Scholz adding an assist in the 2-0 win over Elmhurst College.

  • Wartburg College: The Knights opened the season in dramatic style with a 3-2 OT win over Westminster. Junior captain Sam Thomann had to miss the game due to injury, but freshman Max Siade-Cox saw action from the bench in his first competitive college game.

  • Carroll University: The Pioneers started the season going 1-1 on the opening weekend. Freshman Brendan Shiroda started both games and tallied his first collegiate assist in the 5-2 win over Coe College. Sophomore Andy Golden saw action in both games starting in the win over Coe College posting a shot on goal.

  • Virginia Wesleyan College: The Marlins started the season 1-1. Junior Deryck Burczyk started in both games and notched his first assist on the season in the 3-2 win over Allegheny.

  • Claremont – Mudd – Scripps College: Junior Nate Brody has started both games as the Stags opened the season with a 1-1 start. Brody would play against fellow FC alum and Madison native, Madison Conduah in the 1-0 win over Emory.

  • St. John’s University: The Johnnies started the season going unbeaten with a 2-0 record. Sophomore Drew Engel saw action in the 3-1 win over St Scholastica.

  • MSOE: Started the season with a 1-1 tie with UW-Platteville. Sophomore Max Starks saw action in the game, which featured three other FC Wisconsin alumni.

  • Emory College: Freshman Madison Conduah helped the Eagles to a 1-1 start on the season. Conduah saw action in both games, notching one shot on goal.

  • Rockford University: The Regents under FC Wisconsin Coach Josh Rohde started the season with a double overtime win in over Principia. They are currently 1-2 overall with freshman Ivan Montes having played in all three games. Fellow freshman Cam Polley made his collegiate debut in the recent loss to Greenville.

  • Edgewood College: Sophomore Zander Hartberg helped the Eagles bounce back from an opening day defeat to beat Defiance College 2-1 in OT. Hartberg had six shots on the day and added an assist on the game-winning goal.

  • University of Wisconsin – Whitewater: The Falcons have had a strong start to the season going 2-0. Sophomore Ben Weltzien has seen action in both games have two shots on goal.



  • Cardinal Stritch University: FC Wisconsin Coach Jamie Bladen and the nationally-ranked Stritch Wolves have started the season with 1-2 record. After an impressive 2018 season, junior Salvador Nunez has already notched one goal and one assist to start the season. Sophomore Antonio De Castro, who transferred from UW-Green Bay, has started all three games and also has one goal and one assist to date. Sophomore Luis Wilson Carlos has also seen action in all three games.


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