Empire United Soccer Academy

Empire United Boys Development Academy Alumni

We are proud to announce the list of current Development Academy players' college commitments for the Classes of 2019 and Classes of 2020:

Class of 2019:

  • Owen Bauer - UNC Asheville (NCAA Division I, Big South Conference)
  • Sam D'Amico - University of Rochester (NCAA Division III, UAA)
  • Niko Dimkopoulos - Siena University (NCAA Division I, MAAC)
  • Braden Melveney - SUNY Cortland (NCAA Division III, SUNYAC)
  • Jameson Railey - Bucknell University (NCAA Division I, Patriot League)
  • Jake Schaffer - Yale University (NCAA Division I, Ivy League)
  • Ethan Thomas - Bucknell University (NCAA Division I, Patriot League)
  • Ravi Travers - Hamilton College (NCAA Division III, NESCAC)

Class of 2020:

  • Jeorgio Kocevski - Syracuse University (NCAA Division I, ACC)

Class of 2021:

  • Cicci Pagano - Syracuse University (NCAA Division I, ACC)

Our Academy alumni are a great source of pride for Empire United.  They are also great role models and great resources for our younger players who may have similar aspirations and goals, whether it be professionally or in a competitive athletic and academic college/university setting.  Congratulations to all of our our Development Academy alumni who pave the way for the future of our club to continue striving for success!

Player Name Graduated College/University

Alex, Joe

2018 Naval Academy

Bowers, Ben

2018 University of New Hampshire

Chilbert, Dan

2018 LeMoyne College

Drayer, Zach

2018 University of Rhode Island

Gay, Hla Ku

2018 Niagara University

Hakizimana, Toyi

2018 Morrisville State

Joe, Alphonso

2018 Syracuse University

Lantry, Michael

2018 Syracuse University

McGinnis, Isaac

2018 University Pennsylvania

Smith, Todd

2018 University of Vermont
Vardar, Cuneyt

2018

St. Bonaventure University
Bay, Taner 2017

Rider University

D'Amico, Mike 2017

University of Rochester

Grana, David 2017

St. Joseph's University (St. Joe's)

Kohlbrenner, Jake 2017

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)

Pickard, Matthew 2017

Syracuse University

Rubio, Lukas 2017

Syracuse University

Stern, Brett 2017

Duquesne University

Szabo, Nick 2017

Canisius College

Albrecht, Eric

2016

Kenyon College
Cancilla, Alex

2016

Marist College
Carter, David

2016

Furman University
Cotroneo, Frank

2016

Villanova University
DePoint, Nikkey

2016

Villanova University
Dise, George

2016

George Washington University
Jameson, Tanner

2016

Tufts University (2016 NCAA Division III National Champions)
Juszczak, Mike

2016

University at Buffalo
Kucevic, Ismail

2016

Niagara University
Lawlor, Zachary

2016

University of Rochester
Minott, Adrian

2016

Monroe Community College
Woochul, Cho

2016

Canisius College

Bakalovic, Adnan

2015

Syracuse University

Bayne, Ryan

2015

Cornell University

Crawford, Andrew

2015

Rider University

McCraith, Matthew

2015

US Naval Academy

Noel, Benjamin

2015

University of New Hampshire

Olday, Alexander

2015

St. Bonaventure University

Zajdel, Zach

2015

University of Notre Dame

Barrett, Isiah

2014

Binghamton University

Bivona, Tyler

2014

Southern New Hampshire University

Casey, Stephen

2014

Niagara University

Costa, Fiore

2014

Erskine College

Derleth, Ben

2014

Bucknell University

Dombrowski, Aleksander

2014

University of Rochester

Geisler, Benji

2014

Colgate University

Kopko, Spencer

2014

Syracuse University

Nuss, Eric

2014

Cornell University

Rowley, Michael

2014

Southern New Hampshire University

Scott, Wyatt

2014

Hartwick College

Slack,Ken

2014

LeMoyne College

Uliano, Dominic

2014

LeMoyne College

Vuylsteke, Matthew

2014

Belmont University

Walsh, Evan

2014

Canisius College

Allen, Jordan

2013

University of Virginia (Signed with Real Salt Lake of MLS in December 2013)

Brew, Tyler

2013

Medaille College

Cancilla, Mitchell

2013

Canisius College

Cosentino, Charlie

2013

Canisius College

Kanaley, Zachary

2013

University of Rochester

Koegel, Mike

2013

Syracuse University

Kuther, Ethan

2013

Colgate University (Drafted by New York Red Bulls of MLS in January 2017)

Lockwood, Tristan

2013

Carnegie Mellon University

Shatkin, Michael

2013

University of Rochester

Strangio, Francesco

2013

Canisius College

Swanger, Ben

2013

University of Rochester

Tucker, Matthew

2013

George Mason University

Vendetta, Josh

2013

Hobart College

Weiss, Carl Austin

2013

Hobart College

Yarussi, Anthony

2013

University of Rochester

Bono, Alex

2012

Syracuse University (Drafted by Toronto FC of MLS in January 2015)

Callahan, Liam

2012

Syracuse University (Drafted by Colorado Rapids of MLS in January 2017)

Casey, Patrick

2012

Fordham University

Colon, Eric

2012

St. Francis College

Cooper, Darren

2012

Niagara University

Fafinski, Jeff

2012

University of Rochester

Forbes, Tyler

2012

Colgate University

Lauko, Adam

2012

University of Wisconsin

Pollak, Alex

2012

Medaille College

Ramin, Ben

2012

Syracuse University

Rauck, Garrett

2012

Carnegie Mellon University

Rozzano, Anthony

2012

University of Albany

Stamoulacatos, Stefanos

2012

Syracuse University

Stephany, Austin

2012

University at Buffalo

Bloshkin, Danny

2011

Rochester Institute of Technology

Coughlin, Andrew

2011

Syracuse University

Cuomo, Gianluca

2011

Cleveland State University (Monroe Community College)

El-Hindi, Zander

2011

Lipscomb University

Herod, Kyle

2011

Hobart College

Knight, Dan

2011

Stevens Institute of Technology

Maier, Derek

2011

Canisius College

Murphy, Casey

2011

LeMoyne College

Pasono, Garrett

2011

St. Bonaventure University

Swanger, Alex

2011

University of Rochester

Tom, Austin

2011

Medaille College

Ward, Brian

2011

Bucknell University

Winter, Cody

2011

Winthrop University (Monroe Community College)

Baker, Stephen

2010

University of Pennsylvania

Billone, John

2010

University of Rochester

Bowman, Sars

2010

University of Rochester

Campana, Matt

2010

Mercyhurst College

Cooper, Ken

2010

Niagara University

DiMaggio, Dominic

2010

Southern New Hampshire University (2013 NCAA Division II National Champions)

Forbes, Jim

2010

Rochester Institute of Technology

Garcia, Nicholas

2010

Niagara University

Goodridge, Jonathan

2010

University of Connecticut

Harrington, Kevin

2010

Harvard University

Kazmierski, Brendan

2010

University of Connecticut

Lill, Andrew

2010

LaSalle University

Mounnarat, Steven

2010

University of Buffalo (Monroe Community College)

Radecke, Michael

2010

Furman University

Rinow, Jacob

2010

Cornell University

Schwartz, Zachary

2010

Canisius College

Smolarek, Eric

2010

St. Bonaventure University

Bailey, Tyler

2009

Binghamton University

Conley, Brandon

2009

Roberts Wesleyan College

Darrow, Brett

2009

Utica College

DiMatteo, Jacob

2009

Canisius College

Hamill, Tyler

2009

Syracuse University

Gaylord, Jason

2009

Old Dominion University

Kenyon, Bennett

2009

Cornell University

Kurtz, Nick

2009

Medaille College

Read, Eric

2009

Roberts Wesleyan College

Scirto, C.J.

2009

Binghamton University

Williams, Tyler

2009

Manhattan College

Agbossoumonde, Mawuena

2008

Syracuse University

Cargill, Jacob

2008

University of Rochester

Eberhardt, Max

2008

University of Rochester

Zorn, Scott

2008

University of Rochester