8.31.15 : The NCAA Division I College Season kicked off this past weekend, and former FC Wisconsin players made an immediate impact. FC Wisconsin had players representing over 10 different Division I Programs within 8 Conferences across the country.
FC Wisconsin Alums Make Immediate Impact in College Opening Weekend
8.31.15 --For Immediate Release: The NCAA Division I College Season kicked off this past weekend, and former FC Wisconsin players made an immediate impact. FC Wisconsin had players representing over 10 different Division I Programs within 8 Conferences across the country.
- Patrick Hodan coming off a Junior year where he was 1st Team All-American, ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a Herman Trophy Semi-Finalist started both games as #4 Notre Dame opened up on Friday evening with a 0-0 tie with #13 Maryland and then defeated #14 Indiana on Sunday 1-0 in OT.
- After a tough 1-0 loss in OT at Oregon State, Marquette bounced back on Sunday with an excellent 4-2 rout of Portland. Sophomore Alex McBride (Big East All-Rookie Team 2014) scored one and senior Kelmend Islami notched two goals to help the Eagles improve to 1-1 for the season.
- UWM opened the season with a 5-2 win over Evansville with sophomores Nick Moon and Reid Stevenson both picking up an assist. UWM’s record fell to 1-1 for the season with a tough 4-0 loss at #6 Creighton in front of a crowd of 2,284 with Moon accounting for Milwaukee’s one shot on target in the contest.
- Wisconsin had a tough opening weekend losing 1-0 against Big East contender Butler and suffering a 2-0 loss to #19 Xavier on Sunday. A positive for the badgers was the impressive displays of sophomore Alex Masbruch who played every minute in both games which lead Coach Trask to comment after the Butler game, “The continued maturity of Alex Masbruch stood out to me tonight".
- Freshman Buran Huseini picked up his first Collegiate win in UW-Green Bay’s 1-0 win over Drake University on Sunday. UW-Green Bay bounced back from a tough 1-0 loss in Double Over-Time at NIU on Friday night to improve to 1-1 for the season with Huseini playing every minute of both games. Senior Forward Cheenuj Shong also saw minutes in both games.
- Freshman Ryan Machonga started for IUPUI in their 1-1 tie at Detroit and recorded a shot on goal for the Jaguars. Machonga has also had an impressive Pre-Season starting the previous two scrimmages against UIC and Evansville.
- #22 St Louis University had an impressive start to the season with a 1-0 win at Tulsa in Double Over-Time. Sophomore Max Karcher started at Center Back and helped the Billikens earn the shutout and first victory of the season. Incoming Freshman Brady Lenius has also impressed during Pre-Season playing 45 minutes in the previous two warm-up games versus UIC and #4 Notre Dame.
- Marcus McCreary coming of a Freshman campaign in 2014 which earned him Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors started both games over the weekend as Ohio State started the season 1-1. On Friday night the Buckeyes defeated Call State Fullerton 2-0, but were edged out by Binghamton Sunday 1-0. McCreary recorded a shot in both contests.
- Sophomore Goalkeeper Alex Cagle started both games and helped Temple University go undefeated over the weekend. Temple defeated Manhattan 2-1 in OT in their opening game and then followed up Sunday with a hard fought 1-1 tie with Northeastern.
- Logan Ketterer helped Bradley University go 1-1 on the weekend starting both games.
With the NCAA Division II and III seasons also starting this week we will continue to give updates throughout the year.
Best of luck to all of our Alums this season and the Club couldn’t be prouder of your successes!!
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