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2019 USL2 National Champion Flint City Bucks Player Update Edition 9

By Flint City Bucks, 11/20/19, 3:15PM EST


Tracking the Boys across the Nation


An impressive 19 players from this year’s Flint City Bucks will compete in the NCAA Division I postseason tournament — representing six schools.

Three of their teams qualified as conference champions, while another three earned at-large bids. Three, ranked among the top 16 seeds, will have first-round byes and start tourney play Sunday, November 24th. The rest of the 48-team field will kick off Thursday, November 21st.

No. 13 University of Michigan: First-round bye

After a second-place finish in the Big Ten tournament, the Wolverines will host the winner of Thursday’s match between Notre Dame and Wright State University — which also features three Flint City players.

Sunday’s second-round tilt kicks off at 1 p.m. in Ann Arbor.

Michigan’s squad features five Bucks:

  • Marc Ybarra (junior, mid.)
  • Umar Farouk Osman (junior, fwd.)
  • Kevin Buca (sophomore, mid.)
  • Nebojsa Popovic (redshirt senior, fwd.)
  • Jacob Nunner (junior, keeper)

Wright State University at Notre Dame

Qualifying as Horizon League champions, the Raiders will travel to Notre Dame for their first-round matchup Thursday. The winner will advance to play No. 13 Michigan — and its five Flint City men — on Sunday in Ann Arbor.

Wright State’s squad features three Bucks:

  • Brayden McNitt (junior, mid.)
  • Alec Philippe (senior, fwd.)
  • Stefan Rokvic (senior, mid.)

Butler University vs. West Virginia

The Bulldogs will host West Virginia on Thursday, with the winner advancing to play Sunday at No. 11 Marshall University — which has three Flint City players of its own.

Butler’s squad features five Bucks:

  • Hemi Nasser (freshman, fwd.)
  • Griffin DeBolt (sophomore, def.)
  • Rhys Myers (junior, def.)
  • Jared Timmer (redshirt senior, mid.)
  • Caleb Norris (freshman, keeper)

No. 11 Marshall University: First-round bye

Qualifying as Conference USA champions, the Herd will host the winner of Thursday’s match between West Virginia and Butler University — which features five Flint City players.

Marshall’s squad features three Bucks:

  • Pedro Dolabella (junior, mid.)
  • Milo Yosef (redshirt freshman, fwd.)
  • Jan-Erik Leinhos (sophomore, def.)

No. 4 Wake Forest University: First-round bye

The Demon Deacons will host the winner of Thursday’s match between Iona and Maryland.

Wake Forest’s squad features two Bucks:

  • Andrew Pannenberg (redshirt sophomore, keeper)
  • Isaiah Parente (sophomore, mid.)

University of Rhode Island vs. Syracuse

Qualifying as Atlantic 10 champions, the Rams will travel to Syracuse for their first-round matchup Thursday. The winner will advance to play Sunday at No. 16 St. John’s.

Rhode Island’s squad includes Charlie Booth (redshirt senior, def.).

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