Salvadorans players in US Colleges - 2011/12 Edition

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  1. Guanaco_pride

    Guanaco_pride Member

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    Just of few updates..more information to come as the 2011-2012 season approaches:

    Incoming Freshman:

    Diego Calix - Valparaiso - Division 1 - Horizon League

    Michael Granados - Seattle University - Division 1 - Mountain Pacific

    Tomas Granitto - Florida Gulf Coast University - Division 1 - Atlantic Sun

    Eriq Zavaleta - Indiana University - Division 1 - Big Ten


    U.S. Developmental Academy Class of 2011: Potentially going to a College/University program, but nothing confirmed

    Carlos Linares - Colorado Rapids

    Jose Jeremiah Gonzalez - Texas Rush AJ Auxerre

    Cesar Espana - Texas Rush AJ Auxerre *Developmental Player*

    Marvin Iraheta - Cosmos Academy West

    Matias Rubio - IMG Soccer Academy *Developmental Player*

    Other High School Seniors:

    Jose Luis Martinez - Hamilton High School *Played with Chivas USA Academy*

    Eliese Cedillo - Gilbert High School

    Christian Alvarenga - Calera High School

    Gonzalo Salguero - Bell High School

    Rodolfo Rodriguez - Knight William J Pete High School

    Current College Roster: As of the 2010-2011 season

    Irvin Herrera - Wesleyan College NC
    Christian Alvarado - Loyola Marymount University
    Richard Abrego - UNLV *Currently with Portland Timbers U-23*
    Pana Vasquez - SMU *Red-shirt*
    Richard Menjivar - Cal State Bakersfield
    Wilber Bonilla - Stonybrook
    Marlon Duran - University of Dayton
    Edgar Alvarez - University of Incarnate Word
    Eber Martinez - George Mason University
    Kevin Mejia - Boston College
    Christian Romero - San Jose State
    Jaimie Garcia - *FESA* - Christian Brothers University
    New additions:
    Hugo Mata - Bellarmine University
    Diego Orellana - Holy Names University
    Edwin Rivas - Cal State Northridge *Red-shirt*


    Transfer:

    Briant Reyes has transferred from Cerritos College to Kansas Wesleyan University

    Uncertain:
    - Maikon Orellana - Not sure if he's a junior or senior, or if even plans to attend a college program.
    - Alan Rovira - Is listed as Class of 2010, so should have graduated. Not sure if he's pursuing a professional soccer career or plans on attending College/University
    - Jonathan Navas - Sueño MLS 2010 finalist. Couldn't find much information on if he continued soccer at a college level.
    - Elmer Guardado - Attending UC Berkley, but not playing soccer at college level.

    Graduated:
    Efrain Burgos Jr. - Toronto FC
    Kevin Mira - Had a try-out with FC New York from USL Pro back in March.
    Jeffrey Quijano - Attended the NASL Combine back in February.
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  2. Guanaco_pride

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    A few new talents: The Punyed Family


    Pablo Punyed
    Midfield
    Height: 5-8
    Age: 21

    Currently a college student attending St. John's University (he belongs in College section, but i'll put him here for now...)
    Played for the US National Team back for a tournament in Mexico in 2008.

    Player Bio at St John's
    USMNT Profile


    Donatto Punyed
    Midfield
    Height: 5-9
    Age: 20

    Currently a college student attending Florida Gulf Coast University (also belongs in the college section)

    FGCU Profile
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TWj86eJu10&feature=player_profilepage"][/ame]
  3. TBR

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    Hugo/ST wrote this on his FB regarding Rovira and Suglo Dominguez yesterday...

  4. Guanaco_pride

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    - Carlos Linares will be attending Fort Hays University

    - Jose Jeremias Gonzalez will attend San Jacinto Junior College

    - Cesar Espana will attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University

    - Marvin Iraheta has joined NY Cosmos U-23 (No word on if he'll pursue a college career)

    - Matias Rubio will attend Tusculum College

    - Alan Rovira will attend Tyler Junior College


  5. TBR

    TBR Member

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    Great updates, really appreciate it.
  6. GUANACO1

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    GUANACOPRIDE, how did you find Edwin Rivas from csun ?
  7. Guanaco_pride

    Guanaco_pride Member

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    Apparently its the wrong Edwin Rivas...there was some confusion because there are two Edwin Rivas attending Cal State Northridge, but the Edwin Rivas that is listed as a red-shirt traing with the Guatemalan U-20 team back in June.

    The Salvadoran Edwin Rivas that played with the LA based Salvadoran squad against Salvadoran players last year attended Moorpark College, but also has CSUN listed as a college (as far as i know isn't on the CSUN Men's Soccer Team for next year). So i think that was my mistake for not being 100% before posting the information. Sorry.




    On that note,

    David Turcios
    Height: 5-6
    Age: 18
    Position: Midfield

    David Turcios will be joining Cal State Northridge's Soccer Program. According to ESPN, David is considered one of the top players in California (in high school soccer)

    Both quotes from CSUN Athletics website article
  8. TBR

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u6iBkcXnMI&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - ‪Eriq Zavaleta Defensor Salvadoreño/Estadounidense de 18 años.‬‏[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dasG62wQKo&feature=channel_video_title"]YouTube - ‪Christian Alvarado LMU Forward Scores his first goal!‬‏[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnLsv9QpK_k&feature=channel_video_title"]YouTube - ‪Marlon Duran Medio Campista Salvadoreño‬‏[/ame]
  9. GUANACO1

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  10. Guanaco_pride

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    Incoming Freshman:
    MF - Diego Calix - Valparaiso - Division I - Horizon League
    MF/F - Michael Granados - Seattle University - Division I - Mountain Pacific
    MF - Tomas Granitto - Florida Gulf Coast University - Division I - Atlantic Sun
    F - Eriq Zavaleta - Indiana University - Division I - Big Ten
    MF - David Turcios - Cal State Northridge - Division I - Big West
    MF - Jose Castro - University of Nebraska-Omaha - Division I - The Summit League
    F - Gerardo Avelar - Valparaiso - Division I - Horizon League
    D - Carlos Linares - Fort Hays University - Division II - Mid-American
    MF - Matias Rubio - Tusculum - Division II - South Atlantic Conference
    GK - Cesar Espana - Southwestern Assemblies of God University - NCCAA - Red River Conference
    MF - Alan Rovira - Tyler Junior College - NJCAA - Division I
    MF - Jose Gonzalez - San Jacinto Junior College - NJCAA - Division I

    Sophomores:
    Christian Alvarado - Loyola Marymount University
    Jaime Garcia - Christian Brothers University
    Bryan Merlos - SUNY Cortland University
    Arturo Gutierrez - Texas A&M International

    Junior:
    Kevin Mejia - Boston College
    Christian Romero - San Jose State
    Fernando Rochi - Randolph Macon University
    Rodrigo Walsh - Randolph Macon University

    Seniors:
    Richard Abrego - University of Las Vegas
    Pana Vasquez - Cal State Monterey Bay
    Richard Menjivar - Cal State Bakersfield
    Edgar Alvarez - University of Incarnate Word
    Freddy Garcia - Methodist University
    Henry Villafranco - Southern Wesleyan University
    David Flores - Southern Assemblies of God University
    Pablo Punyed - St. John's University




    News:
    - Because of Briant Reyes accident, no word if he'll play this season with Kansas Wesleyan University
    - Marlon Duran (who played with University of Dayton last year) has gone to Europe to try his luck there...no word where in Europe or how he is doing there.
    - The college season has begun so updates on schedule/results will begin shortly
  11. GUANACO1

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    LOL , that's Edwin Rivas is my cousin, he his brother Jerson Rivas goes to CSun, tried out, and didnt make the team, im not sure if being a pro soccer player is in his sights. Interesting you know about him, theres another 2 cousins that were stars in HS, IVan Herrera, and Manuel Herrera.
  12. Guanaco_pride

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    Contains :
    School's Record so far
    Player's school year/stats
    Next match (Only NCAA Divison I and II)



    NCAA Division I:

    (14) Boston College:
    Record: 9-3
    Kevin Mejia (Jr): Played in 11 games, starting 7 of them. Has 2 assists
    Next: @ Clemson; Friday Oct 14th @ 7:00 pm ET

    (18) Indiana University
    Record: 7-3-2
    Eriq Zavaleta (Fr): Played and started all 12 games. Has had a great season so far scoring 5 goals and has 2 assists. Strong contender for NCAA Freshman of the Year
    Next: @ Michigan; Saturday Oct 15th @ 7:00 pm ET

    (19) Cal State Bakersfield
    Record: 7-0-4
    Richard Menjivar (Sr): Played and started in 11 matches. Has 2 goals and 4 assists.
    Michael Granados (Fr): Has played in 7 matches, no starts. No goals/assists.
    Next: vs Sacramento State; Friday Oct 14th @ 7:00 pm PT

    (21) St. Johns
    Record: 8-3-2
    Battuto Punyed (Sr): Played and started in 13 matches. Has 2 goals and 3 assists.
    Next: vs Louisville; Saturday Oct 15th @ 7:30 pm ET

    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Record: 5-3-2
    Tomas Granitto (Fr): Played in 9 matches, starting in 3. No goals/assists
    Next: @ USC Upstate; Friday Oct 14th @ 7:00 pm ET

    Valparaiso
    Record: 5-5-2
    Diego Calix (Fr): Played in 1 match, no starts. No goals/assists
    Gerardo Avelar (Fr): Played in 11 matches, starting 2. Leads team with 3 goals and has no assists.
    Next: vs Ohio State; Sunday Oct 16th @ 1:00 pm ET

    Cal State Northridge
    Record: 6-5-1
    David Turcios (Fr): No appearances this season
    Next: vs UC Davis; Friday Oct 15th @ 7:00 pm PT


    University of Nebraska - Omaha
    Record: 1-7-0
    Jose Castro (Fr): Played in 6 matches, only started 1. No goals/assists
    Next: Fort Hays; Friday Oct 14th @ 3:00 pm CT

    Loyola Marymount
    Record: 3-9-0
    Christian Alvarado (So): Played in 8 matches with no starts. No goals/assists.
    Next: vs Santa Clara; Friday Oct 14th @ 3:00 pm PT

    San Jose State
    Record: 4-4-3
    Christian Romero (Jr): Played in 10 matches, starting 9. No goals/assists
    Next: @ Seattle University; Friday Oct 14th @ 1:00 pm PT

    University of Las Vegas
    Record: 2-8-0
    Richard Abrego (Sr): Played in 9 matches, starting 8 of them. No goals/assists
    Next: vs Air Force; Friday Oct 14th @ 4:30 pm PT

    NCAA Division II
    (5) University of Incarnate Word
    Record: 9-1-1
    Edgar Alvarez (Sr): Played in 10 matches, but has not started any. Has 4 goals and 1 assist.
    Next: vs St. Edwards University; Friday Oct 14th @ 8:30 pm CT

    (15) Texas A & M International
    Record: 6-2-1
    Arturo Gutierrez (So): Played in 8 matches, starting all of the. Has 2 goals with no assists.
    Next: vs Eastern New Mexico; Friday Oct 14th @ 8:00 pm CT

    Cal State Monterrey Bay
    Record: 5-5-1
    Pana Vasquez (Sr): Played in 11 matches, starting in 9. Only 1 assist this season.
    Next: vs Sonoma State; Friday Oct 14th @ 3:00 pm PT

    Christian Brothers
    Record: 9-3-0
    Jamie Garcia (So): Has played in 11 matches and started 10 of them. As a GK, he has allowed 11 goals, 39 saves and 3 shutouts. Won GSC Defender of the Week a few weeks ago
    Next: vs West Florida; Friday Oct 14th @ 7:00 pm CT

    Fort Hays
    Record: 7-2-1
    Carlos Linares (Fr): Has played/started in 10 matches. No goals/assists.
    Next: @ Nebraska-Omaha; Friday Oct 14th @ 3:00 pm CT

    Tusculum
    Record: 5-6-1
    Matias Rubio (Fr): Played in 11 matches, starting all. Has 1 goal and no assists
    Next: @ Anderson; Saturday Oct 15th @ 3:00 pm ET

    NCAA Division III
    Methodist University
    Record: 8-2-2
    Freddy Garcia (Sr): Played in 2 matches, has not started any. No goals/assists

    Randolph - Macon University
    Record: 4-4-2
    Rodrigo Walsh (Jr): Played/started in 9 matches. Has 1 goal and 2 assists.
    Fernando Rochi (Jr): Played in 10 matches and started 7. Has no goals/assists

    SUNY Cortland
    Record: 2-6-5
    Bryan Merlos (So): Has played in 13 matches, starting 6. Has 1 goal and no assists

    NCCAA:
    Southern Wesleyan
    Record: 4-2-0
    Henry Villafranco (Sr): Has played in 6 matches, starting 5. Leads team with 6 goals and 2 assists.

    NAIA:
    (17)Kansas Wesleyan
    Record: 9-3-0
    Briant Reyes (Jr): Has played in 11 matches and started 4. Has 1 goal and 1 assist.

    Southern Assemblies of God University
    Record: 5-5-4
    Cesar España (Fr): Has played/started in 5 matches. Has allowed 11 goals, no shutouts
    David Flores (Sr): Has played/started in 11 matches. Has no goals, but 1 assist.


    NJCAA:
    (4)Tyler Junior College
    Record: 11-1-2
    Alan Rovira (Fr): Has played/started in 5 matches. Has 4 goals and 4 assists

    San Jacinto Junior College
    Record: 8-4-1
    Jose Gonzalez (Fr): Played/started 3 matches. Has 2 goals and 1 assist.



    (0)= Ranking of school in each Conference

    Fr = Freshman
    So = Sophomore
    Jr = Junior
    Sr = Senior

    I feel as though the focus should be on those in higher division school, because it is a higher level of soccer, but shouldn't forget about those in lower college systems.
  13. BigDreams

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    There will be a draft next month for the Montreal Impact. I'm wondering if we may see young salvi players up for selection.
  14. Guanaco_pride

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    Salvadoran-American Seniors:
    Division I:
    Richard Menjivar - Part of USMNT U-18 pool back in 2008
    Battuto Punyed - Part of USMNT U-20 pool in high school; Played 4 years with St. John's University (ranked #13)
    Richard Abrego - Portland Timbers U-23 Squad

    Division II:
    Edgar Alvarez - Arturo Alvarez's younger brother
    Pana Vasquez - Houston Dynamo Academy Protected Player

    Other Divisions:
    Freddy Garcia
    Henry Villafranco




    None have been invited to the MLS Combine, but should keep our eyes on a few of them.
  15. GonzaMagico

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    Guys please reminded Luis Silva (UCSB - Gaucho) is his parents from El Salvador or not. I remember a few years back we made such a big deal of his play at UCSB and some guy posted that he was from El Salvador.

    But I don't remember if that was a false rumor. In any event Luis Silva is speculated to be drafted tomorrow.
  16. La Trucha

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    he's Mexican; we thought he was Salvi but we were wrong. :eek:
  17. Guanaco_pride

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    Pablo 'Battuto' Punyed was selected by Sporting Kansas City, so he'll be fighting for a spot on the roster


    No clue what is happening with Pana Vasquez considering he is one of Dynamo's Home-Grown Players, but haven't heard anything about him joining the team since he has graduated college
  18. R9Kevinr9

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    Is this kid really Salvadoran? Any confirmation?
  19. Guanaco_pride

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    Pablo Punyed? Well his younger brother Renato Punyed was a talent I discovered back in July (found here: http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1626014&highlight=renato punyed&page=6)

    Well when researching Renato, Pablo Punyed came up as his older brother, so further investigation led to finding out their father is Juan Ignacio Punyed, born in San Salvador but currently living in Miami.

    To be honest I'm not sure how strongly they feel towards playing for El Salvador if given the chance considering the Punyed Brothers were born and raised here in the US. Pablo has played for the us USMNT U-20 team in Copa Chivas in 2008, so you never know if it could be a Purdy/Alvarez type of case.
  20. R9Kevinr9

    R9Kevinr9 Member+

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    You're showing me a link to videos of them. There isn't an article of them actually saying they're of Salvadoran descent?
  21. Guanaco_pride

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    That link also has a link to Renato's USSDA profile (http://ussda.demosphere.com/teams/37416866/37417317-37416959/37185268.html) in which is states his nationality as 'El Salvador'

    Their family website: http://www.punyed.com/PUNYEDDUBON.html

    His father's facebook: http://www.facebook.com/punyed?ref=ts#!/punyed

    Havent been able to find an article on them though...
  22. R9Kevinr9

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    Well that proves they are though. His father's Facebook says it. Well, cool! Hopefully the guy can get scouted by Israel.

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