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2019 USL2 National Champion Flint City Bucks Player Update Edition 8

By Flint City Bucks, 11/13/19, 2:45PM EST


Tracking the Boys across the Nation


Nebojsa Popovic

Redshirt Senior Forward, University of Michigan (NCAA D-I)

Popovic led the Big Ten in goals (10) and points (23), becoming the second Wolverine ever to win the conference’s Golden Boot award. He also earned unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team and was named Offensive Player of the Year. Popovic started 17 regular season matches for Michigan, amassing 1,347 minutes.

Marc Ybarra

Junior Midfielder, University of Michigan (NCAA D-I)

Ybarra led the Wolverines — and the entire Big Ten conference — with eight assists this year. He started every regular season match, tying for the team lead at 1,662 minutes. His consistent performances earned Ybarra second team All-Big Ten postseason honors.

Kevin Buca

Sophomore Midfielder, University of Michigan (NCAA D-I)

Buca broke through this year for the Wolverines, playing 866 minutes across 16 regular season matches (13 starts). He tallied the first assist of his college career Oct. 6 against Northwestern. Buca was also Michigan’s honoree for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Umar Farouk Osman

Junior Forward, University of Michigan (NCAA D-I)

Osman contributed a goal and two assists this year for the Wolverines, playing 1,121 minutes across 15 regular season matches (14 starts).

Hemi Nasser

Freshman Forward, Butler University (NCAA D-I)

Nasser wasted little time opening his college scoring account, finding the back of the net Oct. 19 in a victory at Seton Hall. He earned seven regular season starts and played 848 minutes — the third-highest total among Butler freshmen.

Rhys Myers

Junior Defender, Butler University (NCAA D-I)

Myers made an immediate impact after transferring from Eastern Florida State, starting 16 regular season matches and playing 1,438 minutes.

Griffin DeBolt

Sophomore Defender, Butler University (NCAA D-I)

Not just a staple on the Bulldogs’ back line, DeBolt added two goals this season. He played 1,257 minutes across 14 regular season matches (13 starts).

Jarred Timmer

Redshirt Senior Midfielder, Butler University (NCAA D-I)

Timmer missed much of the season due to injury but eventually returned to boost the Bulldogs’ attack. He scored in his first game Oct. 12 and later earned two more assists. He played 713 minutes across eight matches. Timmer was named to the All-Big East third team.

Andrew Pannenberg

Redshirt Sophomore Goalkeeper, Wake Forest University (NCAA D-I)

Pannenberg led the No. 7 ranked Demon Deacons from the back, earning seven shutouts over his 16 regular season matches. He made 34 saves and surrendered just 10 goals, giving him a 77.3% save percentage good for third-best in the ACC. Twice this year, Pannenberg was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week.

Pannenberg was a surprise starter this year for Wake Forest, whose All-American keeper for the past three seasons was sidelined by a concussion. You can read more on Pannenberg’s rise from the Winston-Salem Journal.

Isaiah Parente

Sophomore Midfielder, Wake Forest University (NCAA D-I)

Parente emerged as a consistent starter for Wake Forest, playing 1,407 minutes across 17 regular season matches. He had a goal and four assists.

Will Jackson

Freshman Forward, University of Akron (NCAA D-I)

Throughout his first college season, Jackson has been key to the Zips’ attack. He’s second on the team with four goals — including three game-winners. He also has three assists. Jackson played 1,269 minutes over 16 regular season starts.

Colin Biros

Sophomore Midfielder/Forward, University of Akron (NCAA D-I)

Biros has played 1,232 minutes across 17 matches (15 starts). He had an assist and two goals — including a game-winner in the regular season finale.

Javier Steinwascher

Senior Forward, University of Indianapolis (NCAA D-II)

Javier had nine goals and 14 assists during the regular season, both team-highs for the Greyhounds. Among his tallies were five match-winners. Javier led the Great Lakes Valley Conference in assists and points.

Alejandro Steinwascher

Sophomore Midfielder/Forward, University of Indianapolis (NCAA D-II)

In only 782 regular season minutes, Alejandro was highly effective for the Greyhounds — tallying six goals and four assists.

Justin Ingram

Junior Midfielder, Loyola University Maryland (NCAA D-I)

Ingram made a big impact as a transfer from the University of Virginia, totaling three goals and five assists in 937 minutes. He played 18 regular season matches, starting 11.

Patrick Nielsen

Redshirt Junior Defender, Michigan State University (NCAA D-I)

Nielsen started the year on the MAC Hermann Trophy watchlist. But lingering injury sidelined him till Sept. 27. He recovered his place in time to play 641 minutes across nine regular season matches (eight starts). Nielsen’s contribution down the stretch was enough to earn All-Big Ten second team honors.

Michael Wetungu

Senior Defender, Michigan State University (NCAA D-I)

Save for a midseason injury, Wetungu was a consistent presence in the Spartans’ back line. He played 1,044 minutes across 13 regular season starts, scoring once.

Read more on MSU’s website about how Wetungu provided veteran leadership.

Dylan Borczak 

Junior Midfielder, Oakland University (NCAA D-I)

Borczak led the Golden Grizzlies in points, scoring four times and racking up a team-high eight assists. Two of his goals were match-winners. These contributions across 1,157 minutes (15 starts) proved enough for All-Horizon League first team honors.

Elliot Bentley

Senior Defender, Oakland University (NCAA D-I)

Bentley tied for second on the team with four assists. He was also among the most consistent players with 1,394 minutes (16 starts). He made the All-Horizon League first team.

Spencer Nolff

Senior Midfielder, Oakland University (NCAA D-I)

Nolff played the third-most minutes among the Golden Grizzlies, starting 17 matches. The team captain contributed on the scoresheet with a goal and an assist.

Milo Yosef

Redshirt Freshman Forward, Marshall University (NCAA D-I)

Yosef tallied 11 goals this season, leading Conference USA scorers by a four-goal margin. Four of his goals were match-winners, also a league-leading mark. The one-time Borussia Monchengladbach man played 1,412 minutes across 18 matches (17 starts).

Pedro Dolabella

Junior Midfielder, Marshall University (NCAA D-I)

Dolabella had six goals and four assists this season, totaling 16 points — third-most on the team. He started all 18 matches for the Herd, playing 1,475 minutes.

Jan-Erik Leinhos

Sophomore Defender, Marshall University (NCAA D-I)

Primarily a defender, Leinhos made his mark at both ends, scoring four times and adding an assist. He played 1,375 minutes across 16 starts.

Stefan Rokvic

Senior Midfielder, Wright State University (NCAA D-I)

Rokvic had eight goals, second on the team, and two assists. He played 1,324 minutes for the Raiders across 17 regular season matches (16 starts).

Read on WSU’s website how soccer runs through Rokvic’s blood. 

Alec Philippe

Senior Forward, Wright State University (NCAA D-I)

Philippe had four goals and two assists this season with the Raiders. He played 1,088 minutes across 18 regular season games (14 starts).

Brayden McNitt

Junior Midfielder, Wright State University (NCAA D-I)

McNitt scored twice and added an assist this year. He played 1,232 regular season minutes, playing in 18 matches and starting 13.

Read more about McNitt — including on his experience in Flint — from the WSU website.

Louis Sala

Sophomore Midfielder, Northern Illinois University (NCAA D-I)

Sala had two goals and an assist for the Huskies this season. He played 735 minutes across 17 regular season matches (nine starts).

Charlie Booth

Redshirt Senior Defender, University of Rhode Island (NCAA D-I)

Booth was a constant in the back for the Rams, who boasted the third-best defense in the 13-team Atlantic 10 conference. He started 15 matches in defense, getting forward to contribute and assist and a game-winning goal.

Gustavo Vasconcelos

Redshirt Junior Goalkeeper, Florida Gulf Coast University (NCAA D-I)

Until suffering an injury that ended his season between the goalposts, Vasconcelos was the busiest keeper in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Over the first 10 matches of the year, he faced 116 shots. Of those on frame, he saved 35 while allowing 17 goals.

Tanguy Guerineau

Redshirt Senior Forward, Oral Roberts University (NCAA D-I)

Guerineau led the Summit League with 12 assists this season — seven more than anyone else in the conference. He also scored three goals on the year over 16 starts. Guerineau was named Summit League Men's Athlete of the Month for October.

Leroy Enzugusi

Junior Forward, Drake University (NCAA D-I)

Enzugusi scored seven goals this season — including two game-winners. He also had two assists for the Bulldogs over 1,308 minutes of action (16 starts).

Foster Appiah

Senior Defender, Florida Southern College (NCAA D-II)

Appiah started 12 matches in the back this year for the Moccasins.

Vote for Foster as 2019’s best USL League Two player from Africa!

David Achaerandio

Redshirt Senior Forward, Point Loma Nazarene University (NCAA D-II)

Among his 13 goals this season, Achaerandio scored three match-winners and tallied three multi-goal games. He also had six assists in 1364 minutes across 17 regular season games (14 starts).

Yuri Farkas Guglielmi

Senior Forward, Madonna University (NAIA)

Farkas saw limited action this year but made the most of it. Starting just six times, he scored five goals and notched an assist for the Crusaders.

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