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On Campus: Sporting Academy Players Advance in National Tournament

An update on Sporting KC academy players in college.

MLS: Montreal Impact at Sporting KC Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

National tournaments in college soccer are underway with a number of Sporting Kansas City academy players in action. Three of the academy players in the NCAA first division advanced to the round of 16 after a number of upsets. Zach Wright and UNC avoided the upset as the 3rd seeded Tar Heels topped UNC Wilmington 2-1 with Wright picking up an assist. Elsewhere, Matthew Lewis and Fordham pulled off an upset of #11 seed Virginia while Wes White and Coastal Carolina topped #8 seed Clemson 3-1.

In the other divisions, Blake Levine and Baker advanced in the NAIA tournament with a 2-1 win over Grace (IN) with Levine scoring the winning goal for the Wildcats.

Here is the rest of this week’s update.

Class of 2013

Seo-In Kim (UCSB) - MF - RSr - Season over.

Wes White (Coastal Carolina) - F - RSr - Did not play in either of Coastal Carolina's games.

Class of 2014

Heath Honold (West Virginia) - F - Sr - Season over.

Mason Leonard (Drake) - D - Sr - Season over.

Blake Levine (Baker) - F - Sr - Started and had a goal in Baker's 2-1 win over Grace.

Matthew Lewis (Fordham) - D - Sr - Started and had a goal in Fordham's 3-2 win over St. Francis. Started Fordham's 1-0 win over Virginia.

Andy Lopez (North Carolina) - MF - RJr - Did not play in UNC's 2-1 win over UNC Wilmington.

Noah Mudd (Trevecca) - D - Sr - Season over.

Joey Piatczyc (West Virginia) - MF - Sr - Out for the season.

Zach Wright (North Carolina) - F - Sr - Started and had an assist in UNC's 2-1 win over UNC Wilmington.

Class of 2015

Andrew Blalock (Drake) - GK - RSo - Season over.

Robert DeWitt III (Xavier) - MF - Jr - Season over.

Jack Freeman (Furman) - D - RSo - Season over.

Bryce Gibson (Creighton) - D - Jr - Season over.

Nic Jaimes (Drake) - MF - Jr - Season over.

Ryan Krutz (Notre Dame) - GK - Jr - Did not play in Notre Dame's 1-0 loss to Wisconsin.

Zane Moxley (Air Force) - D - Jr - Out for the season.

Alexis Quevedo (UMKC) - MF - Jr - Season over.

Hector Solorio (Niagara) - MF - Jr - Season over.

Tucker Stephenson (Loyola) - F - Jr - Season over.

Bailey Weeks (Northeastern State University) - D - RSo - Started Northeastern's 2-1 win over Fort Hays State and their 1-0 loss to Rockhurst.

Class of 2016

Dakota Karns (Missouri State) - MF - RFr - Season over.

Ryan Kellogg (West Virginia) - D - So - Season over.

John Leisman (Yale) - F - So - Season over.

Logan Lucas (West Virginia) - D - So - Season over.

Andrew McLeod (Northwestern) - D - So - Season over.

Absalom Solorio (Niagara) - MF - So - Out for the season.

Class of 2017

Christian Albelo (Marquette) - D - Fr - Season over.

Chase Bromstedt (Tulsa) - D/MF - Fr - Season over.

Joe Corner (Gonzaga) - MF - Fr - Season over.

Leroy Enzugusi (Drake) - F - Fr - Season over.

Alex Kaddah (Denver) - MF - Fr - Season over.

Steven Tekesky (West Virginia) - GK - Fr - Season over.

Patrick Wilkinson (Saint Louis) - D/M - Fr - Season over.