Category Archives: College Spotlight

College Spotlight: Hoffman capitalizes at UCLA, eyes College Cup homecoming

Photo courtesy of Don Liebig/UCLA By ADAM SERRANO LOS ANGELES –- Chandler Hoffman is an opportunist. His ability to get into the right place at the right time has helped him develop into one of the most feared attackers in … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Maryland’s Townsend off to dream start in senior season

Photo by Tony Quinn/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO The University of Maryland's overtime loss to Michigan in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals last season was a shocking upset, and although it ended the Terps' hopes of a national title, good has come … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Blais enjoying his transition to USF

Photo by University of South Florida By FRANCO PANIZO When goalkeeper Chris Blais' 2010 season came to a close, it did so a game earlier than he wanted. Blais had helped guide Michigan to an impressive run in the NCAA … Continue reading »

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SBI College Spotlight: UCLA playmaker Rowe dealing with high expectations

Photo courtesy of UCLA media relations By ADAM SERRANO UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe knows a thing or two about trying to live up to high expections. Rowe, who will have no shortage of professional options after his sophomore season with … Continue reading »

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SBI College Spotlight: West Virginia’s Schoenle making a name for himself

Photo courtesy of West Virginia media relations By AVI CREDITOR Remember the name Eric Schoenle. Opposing forwards have a hard time forgetting it. Like top college centerbacks Tim Ream and A.J. Soares before him, Schoenle (pronounced SHANE-lee), West Virginia's junior … Continue reading »

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SBI College Spotlight: Healthy Schuler has UNC rolling, pro scouts taking notice

Photo courtesy of University of North Carolina By JOHN BOSCHINI For all the success enjoyed by the University of North Carolina last season, there was one player who found it hard to join in the celebration. Redshirt junior forward Billy … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: South Florida’s Jeff Attinella

Photo courtesy of USF media relations By JOHN BOSCHINI Some people think University of South Florida goalkeeper Jeff Attinella's competitiveness is a bad thing. He disagrees. "I'm just a very intense person," Attinella said. "I always want to win. I … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: UCSB’s Sam Garza

Photo courtesy of Tony Mastres/UCSB Media Relations By ADAM SERRANO From injuries to transferring between schools to dark nights away from the game that he loves, one goal has kept Sam Garza from the brink. His dream of representing the … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Notre Dame’s Dillon Powers

  Notre Dame midfielder Dillon Powers isn't a goal-scoring machine, or a dynamic playmaker, but for many experts his well-rounded game makes him the most complete player in the nation, and arguably the best pro prospect in college soccer. A … Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Indiana’s Will Bruin

  By JOHN BOSCHINI Will Bruin is no stranger to expectations. As a seventh grader, Bruin caught the attention of Greg Vitello, coach at DeSmet High School in St. Louis and the third-winningest coach in men’s high school soccer history. … Continue reading »

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