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NCAA Aug 15, 2022

Midfielders to Watch in NCAA Men’s Soccer for 2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches has announced the midfielders on its NCAA Division I Players to Watch lists for the 2022 season.The lists are comprised of 38 women and 26 men, led by four returning All-Americans on each list. On the men’s side, the returning All-Americans include Yannick Bright (New Hampshire), Hendrik Hebbeker (Hofstra), Peter Stroud (Duke) and Kian Yari (Missouri State).The lists are being released for the first time this season by the Division I All-America Committees to promote college soccer leading up to the official start date for the regular season later this month. The lists include United Soccer Coaches All-Americans and first or second team All-Region players from 2021, who are scheduled to return for the 2022 season.“United Soccer Coaches is pleased to be able to bring some additional focus to these outstanding student-athletes from our member schools as pre-season training gets underway,” said Ralph Polson, the Senior College All-America Administrator. “While other players will most certainly emerge, these previous honorees represent some of the best at their positions entering this season.”

See below for a look at the 2022 Goalkeepers to Watch on the men’s side. To view the women’s side, click here.

2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Players to Watch – Midfielders

Name Class School Hometown
Knut Ahlander Sr. Southern Methodist University Notteroy, Norway
Kemy Amiche So. Campbell University Goussainville, France
Edvin Askelsen GR5 University of Rhode Island Oslo, Norway
Yannick Bright Jr. University of New Hampshire Milan, Italy
Noel Caliskan Sr. Loyola Marymount University Cologne, Germany
Karim Diao Sr. University of Central Arkansas Bordeaux, France
Luis Garcia Sr. Providence College Gran Canaria, Spain
Joran Gerbet So. Oregon State University Valence, France
Hendrik Hebbeker GR5 Hofstra University Cologne, Germany
Tucker Lepley So. UCLA Charlotte, N.C.
Alex Nagy GR5 University of Vermont Bow, N.H.
Valentin Noel Sr. University of Pittsburgh Niort, France
Rory O’Driscoll GR5 University of New Hampshire Mineapolis, Minn.
Yazid Omri GR5 University of Pacific Paris, France
Sebastian Schacht GR5 University of North Carolina Christchurch, New Zealand
Jannis Schmidt GR5 Cleveland State University Gensingen, Germany
Peter Stroud Jr. Duke University Chester, N.J.
Ousmane Sylla Jr. Clemson University Dakar, Senegal
Federico Tellez Jr. Northeastern University Miami, Florida
Marc Torrellas Sr. Loyola University Chicago Barcelona, Spain
Inigo Villaldea Jr. San Diego State University Gijon, Spain
Gino Vivi Sr. University of Central Florida San Jose, Costa Rica
Jackson Walti GR5 University of Pittsburgh Vevey, Switzerland
Laurence Wootton Jr. Ohio State University Halstead, England
Kian Yari Sr. Missouri State University Manchester, England
Tyler Young Jr. Campbell University Troutman, N.C.

*GR5 Indicates student-athletes exercising their extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19

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