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On Campus: The College Season Kicks Off

A weekly update on Sporting academy players in college.

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The college season is underway, and with the start of the season comes a return of looking at how former Sporting Kansas City academy players are doing in the college ranks. There are 33 former academy players that I’m currently tracking. This week the group was led by sophomore forward, Grayson Barber who scored two goals for Clemson in their 4-1 win over South Carolina and freshman defender, Mohammad Abualnadi, who scored his first collegiate goal in his first collegiate start as Notre Dame defeated Saint Louis 3-2. Here’s this week’s update.

Class of 2015

Bryce Gibson (Creighton) - D - RSr - Did not play in either of Creighton’s games.

Class of 2016

Ryan Kellogg (West Virginia) - D - Sr - Started West Virginia’s 1-0 win over Monmouth.

John Leisman (Yale) - F - Sr - First game 9/6.

Logan Lucas (West Virginia) - D - Sr - Started West Virginia’s 1-0 win over Monmouth.

Andrew McLeod (Northwestern) - D - Sr - Started Northwestern’s 1-0 loss to UCLA. Played in Northwestern’s 1-0 win over Pitt.

Absalom Solorio (Niagara) - MF - Sr - Started Niagara’s 2-0 loss to Detroit Mercy.

Class of 2017

Christian Albelo (Marquette) - D - RSo - Did not play in either of Marquette’s games.

Chase Bromstedt (Tulsa) - MF - Jr - Started Tulsa’s 1-0 win over Gonzaga.

Joe Corner (Gonzaga) - MF - Jr - Came on as a substitute in Gonzaga’s 1-0 loss to Tulsa. Started Gonzaga’s 2-1 loss to Sacramento State.

Leroy Enzugusi (Drake) - F - Jr - Started and scored a goal in Drake’s 4-1 loss to Oral Roberts.

Alex Kaddah (Denver) - MF - RSo - Did not play in Denver’s 2-1 loss to Washington.

Steven Tekesky (West Virginia) - GK - Jr - Started West Virginia’s 1-0 win over Monmouth.

Patrick Wilkinson (Saint Louis) - D/M - Jr - Started Saint Louis’ 3-2 loss to Notre Dame.

Class of 2018

Grayson Barber (Clemson) - F - So - Started and scored 2 goals in Clemson’s 4-1 win over South Carolina.

Alex Brown (Lipscomb) - GK - So - Started Lipscomb’s 3-0 loss to SMU.

Colin Innes (Kentucky) - MF - RFr - Did not play in Kentucky’s 3-2 win over Albany.

Connor Jordan-Hyde (Virginia Tech) - GK - So - Did not play in either of Virginia Tech’s games.

Gabe Kash (Marquette) - D - RFr - Came on as a substitute in both Marquette’s 2-1 win over UAB and their 0-0 draw with UC Davis.

Roman Knox (North Carolina) - MF - RFr - Did not play in either of UNC’s games.

Dawson Lee (Missouri State) - F - So - Game this week cancelled.

Isaac McGinnis (Penn) - MF - So - First game 9/6.

Reagan Mugume-Rice (Cal Poly) - F - So - Played in Cal Poly’s 1-0 loss to Utah Valley.

Mason Visconti (Kentucky) - F - So - Came on as a substitute in Kentucky’s 3-2 win over Albany.

Alec Wons (Marquette) - GK - RFr - Did not play in either of Marquette’s games.

Class of 2019

Mohammad Abualnadi (Notre Dame) - D - Fr - Started and scored a goal in Notre Dame’s 3-2 win over Saint Louis.

Sebastian Cruz (Cal State Fullerton) - M - Fr - Started and had an assist in Fullerton’s 2-0 win over Hartford. Started Fullerton’s 2-1 win over Bryant.

Ryan Fessler (Wake Forest) - MF - Fr - Did not play in either of Wake’s games.

Dontell Gilyard (UMKC) - D - Fr - Game this week cancelled.

Johnny Hansen (Gonzaga) - D - Fr - Started both Gonzaga’s 1-0 loss to Tulsa and 2-1 loss to Sacramento State.

Sean Karani (Temple) - F - Fr - Started Temple’s 1-0 loss to Rutgers.

Karson Kendall (High Point) - D - Fr - Started High Point’s 2-1 win over William & Mary.

Sebastian Kennedy (Barton County) - MF - Fr - Played and scored a goal in Barton County’s 3-2 win over Hill College. Played in Barton County’s 1-1 draw with Northeastern Junior College.

Massimo McGuire (Baker) - D - Fr - Started Baker’s 1-1 draw with Northwestern Ohio, 1-0 loss to Keiser, and 3-2 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan.