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Boys DA Mar 27, 2012

D.C. United Academy announces three more university commitments

Collin Martin, a part of the U.S. Under-20 national team who plays for D.C. United’s U-18 Development Academy team, will play college soccer this fall at Wake Forest, United’s academy announced on Tuesday.

Martin, a midfielder, has previously been a part of the U-14, U-15 and U-17 U.S. youth national team pools and also played for Bethesda Real, Potomac Real and Olney Rangers youth clubs.

Two other of United’s U-18 players, midfielder Ahmed Ismail and defender Adam Hamdan will play for George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth, respectively.

Ismail also played for McLean MPS Celtic Green and Reston Nova FC, while Hamdan was previously with McLean Academy, McLean Premiere, Reston Nova and SYA Nova.

All three have been with United’s academy for at least two years.

“We are excited for each of these individuals and are proud of the success they have had, both on the field and in the classroom,” said D.C. United U-18 Head Coach Nolan Sheldon. “This achievement is a culmination of many years of hard work and dedication, and we are confident that each one of them will have terrific collegiate careers.”

Previously, the D.C. United Academy announced 10 university commitments: Damilola Adetola (Villanova University), Jannik Eckenrode (Radford University), Ryan Harmouche (George Mason University), Peter Lee (U.S. Army), Sam Legg (Radford University), Robert Maffei (Manhattan College), Jalen Robinson (Wake Forest University), Marcus Salandy-Defour (University of Virginia), Michael D. Russo (University of Central Florida), Edgar Zepeda (George Mason University).

 

Collin Martin – Wake Forest University
Date of birth: November 9, 1994
Position: Midfielder
Tenure at D.C. United: Three years
Previous youth clubs: Bethesda Real, Potomac Real and Olney Rangers
U.S. National Team: U-14, U-15 and U-17 National Team Pool; U-17 and U-20 National Team Camp
Honors/awards: 2011 U-16 Academy All-Star Team, 2011 All-Met First Team and 2010 All-Met Honorable Mention

Ahmed Ismail – George Mason University
Date of birth: December 7, 1993
Position: Midfielder
Tenure at D.C. United: Three years
Previous youth clubs: McLean MPS Celtic Green and Reston Nova FC
Honors/awards: 2009 and 2010 MLS SUM Cup Champion

Adam Hamdan – Virginia Commonwealth University
Date of birth: February 3, 1994
Position: Defender
Tenure at D.C. United: Two years
Previous youth clubs: McLean Academy, McLean Premiere, Reston Nova and SYA Nova
Honors/awards: Mid-Atlantic Academy Champion, Northern Region High School Champion, Two-time Liberty District Honorable Mention, BROP Awards for Athletics and Leadership, and Two-time Riverhawk Mile Champion

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