Collegiate Wrapup

Academy Collegiate Roundup: Week 3

This is the Toronto FC Academy collegiate roundup where we keep tabs on our Academy graduates competing in collegiate programs across the continent. There are currently 15 grads lacing them up in both the NCAA and U Sports. 

Player Spotlight 

Robert Boskovic – Ryerson University

Position: Defender

Major: Geographic Analysis

How have you enjoyed your season thus far?

Boskovic: “It's been really exciting so far, I feel like as a team and player we've been dominant in all our games and showed that we're still as good as last year’s squad, maybe even better.”

What is your goal for the school year?

Boskovic: “My goal for the school season is to obviously to challenge for the National Championship and just overall sharpen on all my skills as a player. Playing at Ryerson gives me the opportunities to work on my leadership skills, because of where I come from I feel like I can better the players around me when I'm on the pitch and be that vocal leader.”

What are you looking to work on this year?

Boskovic: “Something I'm looking to work on and get better at is definitely off the pitch. So stuff like conditioning, weight training and speed work which I feel like will put me in a better position for when I return. The trainers and facilities at Ryerson give me the best opportunity for that.”

How did your time with the Academy prepare you for your collegiate career?

Boskovic: “The academy gave me a professional surrounding like no other youth team I played for and this truly pushed me to become and perform as a better player giving me the chance to get a look from the coaches at Ryerson and allowing me to play for them.”

NCAA

Ethan Beckford – Freshman – Penn State University

Beckford started one of the Nittany Lions' two games this week. Beckford played 83 minutes in Penn State's 1-0 loss to Wisconsin. Penn State is now 2-4-2 on the season but 0-3-0 in the Big Ten. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 7 (6) 473 0 0 10(6)

Dante Morrissette – Freshman – Northeastern

Morrissette started one of the Huskies two games this week. The defender went the full 90 in the Huskies 1-0 loss to Deleware. Northeastern is now 2-5-1 on the season and 1-1-0 in CAA play. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 7 (7) 562 0 0 0(0)

Kota Sakurai – Freshman – Dartmouth College

Sakurai made two appearances for Dartmouth this week including a start against Vermont (5-2 W). Sakurai also appeared as a substitute against UMass Lowell (1-0 W). Dartmouth was victorious in both games and are now 5-2-0 on the season.

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 5 (2) N/A 0 0 1(0)

Brogan Engbers – Freshman – Liberty University

Engbers did not appear for Liberty in their game this week. Liberty is 4-2-1 on the season.

  GP (Starts) Mins Saves Goals Against
2017 1 (0) 40 0 0

Malik Smith – Freshman – Grand Canyon University

Smith started and went 87 minutes in GCU's 1-0 OT win over Oral Roberts. GCU is now 3-5-0 on the season and has yet to play a conference game. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 6 (4) 322 0 0 2(2)

Thomas Mickoski – Sophomore – St John’s University

Mickoski came on as a substitute in the Red Storms' big 3-0 win over the 19th ranked Xavier Musketeers. St John's is now 5-2-0 on the season and are off to a 2-0-0 start in the Big East. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 6 (2) 125 0 0 0(0)

Leonard Sohn – Sophomore – Manhattan College

Sohn made the start for the Jaspers in their 3-0 loss to Fordham. Manhattan College is 3-4-0 this year and open their MAAC season against Iona on Wednesday. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 7 (5) 339 0 1 1(1)

Kevon Black – Senior – Duke University

Black made two starts in a big week for the Blue Devils. The defender opened the week scoring a goal and registering an assist in Duke's 4-3 comeback win over Wisconsin. Black closed out his week with a full 90-minute performance in a 2-1 road victory against the 11th ranked Syracuse Orange. Duke moves to 6-1-1 and 2-1-0 in ACC play this season. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 6 (5) 457 1 2 2(2)

Michael Marcantognini – Senior – Michigan State University

Marcantongnini came off the bench in MSU's 0-0 draw against the 3rd ranked Maryland Terrapins.The Spartans remain undefeated at 6-0-2 and 2-0-2 against the Big 10. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 8 (5) 327 0 0 8(0)

Eli Roubos – Senior – Florida Gulf Coast University

Roubos started both of FGCU's games this week. He wen 79 in their 1-0 win over UCF and the full 90 in their 1-0 win over Jacksonville in their ASUN opener. FGCU is 3-3-1 on the season overall. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 7 (6) 591 0 0 1(0)

U Sports

Four of the U Sports athletes featured in the highly anticipated clash between the University of Toronto Varsity Blues and the Ryerson Rams on Saturday. Below you can see Boskovic (21 Blue), Andrew Dias (19 Blue), and Marko Mandekic (23 White) having a little TFCA reunion on their way to the field. 

Robert Boskovic – Sophomore – Ryerson University

Boskovic started on Saturday registering a shot on goal as the teams played to a 1-1 draw. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 8 (7) N/A 1 0 5(3)

Andrew Dias – Sophomore – Ryerson University

Dias also made the start in the draw. Ryerson is now 2-6-1* on the season. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 8 (6) N/A 1 1 6(2)

*Note Ryerson forfeited their first six matches of the season due to an ineligible player

Nikola Stakic – Sophomore – University of Toronto

Stakic made the start in the midfield for the Varsity Blues.

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 9 (8) N/A 2 1 5(4)

Nicholas Osorio – Freshman – University of Toronto

Osorio did not appear in this week’s match.

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 4 (4) N/A 0 0 2(1)

Marko Mandekic – Freshman – University of Toronto

Mandekic started for the Varsity Blues and recorded an assist. U of T is now 6-0-3 on the season and sit in second place in the East. 

  GP (Starts) Mins Goals Assists Shots (Shots on Goal)
2017 8 (8) N/A 1 2 14(3)
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