Category Archives: College Spotlight

SBI College Preview: Alvarez ready to lead UConn to glory and realize his pro dream

photo courtesy of UConn Athletics By FRANCO PANIZO Before he was a college soccer player, and before he developed into one of the best playmakers in the nation for national power UConn, Carlos Alvarez was just a teenager with a … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: UNC’s Lopez takes starring role for defending champions

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Camarati/UNC Athletics By AVI CREDITOR With all of the talent that Mikey Lopez had around him last season, it was understandable for the U.S. Under-20 midfielder's contributions to get a bit lost in the shuffle at … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: UConn looking to bounce back after disappointing finish

photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO If ending a season on a penalty shootout loss is tough to swallow, the UConn Huskies were surely more than demoralized last year. After all, their penalty kick defeat to Charlotte in … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: Focused Schoenle returns ready to lead West Virginia

Photo courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics By AVI CREDITOR For West Virginia University centerback Eric Schoenle, a junior season that started out with so much promise and potential did not exactly end in the most ideal manner. The Mountaineers … Continue reading »

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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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