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Boys DA Feb 07, 2018

Over 80 Fire developmental products sign National Letters of Intent

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(Via Chicago Fire) – As of Wednesday morning, 15 players from the Chicago Fire and Indiana Fire Academies and a total of 87 players with ties to Fire development pathways are officially taking their talents to the next level after signing their collegiate letters of intent.

Seven Chicago Fire Academy players are set to graduate and move on to the collegiate level. Defender Jake Ronneberg will participate in the Big East as he joins up with Creighton. Heading north, defender Andrew Akindele continues the Fire pipeline to the University of Wisconsin while goalkeeper Kyle Orciuch blazes a trail west to Stanford, winners of three straight NCAA College Cup Championships.

Photo Gallery | The Chicago Fire Academy celebrates National Signing Day 2018

Local ties will additionally remain strong, as four players will embark on their collegiate careers within Windy City limits. Defender Eduardo Garcia and midfielder Aaron Nguyen will be teammates at the University of Illinois at Chicago, while defender Adrian Corona is headed to Northern Illinois and defender Jonathan Hernandez will look to catch on at Dominican.

Eight players on the Indiana Academy side signed national letters of intent as well. Four additional players will head to the Big East Conference, including Austin Koss (DePaul), Ethan Lee (Xavier), and teammates Eric Hollenkamp and Logan Lee (Butler).

Rounding out the Indiana Fire Academy signees are Isaac Sarosy (Indiana), Richie Bennett (Northwestern), Eli Quivey (IUPUI) and Keegan Lee (Denison).

On the women’s side, the Indiana Fire Juniors Girls U.S. Soccer Development Academy side will send 15 members to collegiate programs this year. Those players are: Ali Clodgo (Taylor University), Amelia Wampler (Grand Valley St.), Cassidy Lindley (Florida), Erin Patterson (Samford University), Hallie Pearson (Arizona), Katie Soderstrom (Butler), Kayla Amidon (IU – East), Kristina Lynch (Florida State), Lucy Lyon (Samford), Mackenzie Wood (Northwestern), Megan Wampler (Dayton), Molly McLaughlin (Xavier), Rachel Dewey (Xavier), Rachel Vernon (Belmont), and Sydney Genatempo (Marian).

CLASS OF 2018

NAME

CLUB

COLLEGE

Simon Jillson CFJ City Loyola University Chicago
Reed Schaefer CFJ City Colorado College
Quinn Troy CFJ City Haverford College
Michelle Ulloque CFJ City Dominican University
Samantha Termunde CFJ South St. Xavier University
Abbie Kukuck CFJ South Clarke University
James McBride Illinois Fire Juniors Taylor University
Paul McBride Illinois Fire Juniors Taylor University
Meredith Jo Johnson Monfort Illinois Fire Juniors University of Illinois
Ryan Flynn Illinois Fire Juniors Hope College
Jack Gibson Michigan Fire Juniors Belmont Abbey College
Trent Saylor Michigan Fire Juniors Transylvania University
Haris Dzafc Michigan Fire Juniors Davenport University
Elijah Dixon Michigan Fire Juniors Davenport University
Ben Besteman Michigan Fire Juniors Spring Arbor University
Kayla Amidon Indiana Fire Juniors Indiana University East
Chaz Andriott Indiana Fire Juniors University of Louisville
Jalon Barnes Indiana Fire Juniors University of Indianapolis
Richie Bennett Indiana Fire Juniors Northwestern University
Austin Boyer Indiana Fire Juniors Franklin College
Nicole Burkett Indiana Fire Juniors Earlham College
Ali Clodgo Indiana Fire Juniors Taylor University
Rachel Dewey Indiana Fire Juniors Xavier University
Sydney Genatempo Indiana Fire Juniors Marian University
Riley Hogan Indiana Fire Juniors University of Evansville
Eric Hollenkamp Indiana Fire Juniors Butler University
Austin Koss Indiana Fire Juniors DePaul University
Jimmy Lawson Indiana Fire Juniors Franklin College
Ethan Lee Indiana Fire Juniors Xavier University
Keegan Lee Indiana Fire Juniors Denison University
Logan Lee Indiana Fire Juniors Butler University
Cassidy Lindley Indiana Fire Juniors University of Florida
Kristina Lynch Indiana Fire Juniors Florida State University
Lucy Lyon Indiana Fire Juniors Samford University
Molly McLaughlin Indiana Fire Juniors Xavier University
Gretchen Mills Indiana Fire Juniors University of Kentucky
Seth Nichols Indiana Fire Juniors Marian University
Erin Patterson Indiana Fire Juniors Samford University
Hallie Pearson Indiana Fire Juniors University of Arizona
Eli Quivey Indiana Fire Juniors IUPUI
Noelle Rolfsen Indiana Fire Juniors University of South Florida
Taylor Rudin Indiana Fire Juniors Wheaton College
Isaac Sarosy Indiana Fire Juniors Indiana University
Adam Schluttenhofer Indiana Fire Juniors University of Southern Indiana
Oliver Shebeck Indiana Fire Juniors DePauw University
Maddie Shepard Indiana Fire Juniors Manchester University
Katie Soderstrom Indiana Fire Juniors Butler University
Rachel Vernon Indiana Fire Juniors Belmont University
Amelia Wampler Indiana Fire Juniors Grand Valley State University
Megan Wampler Indiana Fire Juniors University of Dayton
Mackenzie Wood Indiana Fire Juniors Northwestern University
Andrew Cross Indiana Fire Juniors South University of Dayton
Seth Strader Indiana Fire Juniors South University of Evansville
Ian Bennett Indiana Fire Juniors South University of Southern Indiana
Luis Perez Indiana Fire Juniors South Oakland City University
Lucas Daunhauer Indiana Fire Juniors South Kentucky Wesleyan University
Elijah Easterday Indiana Fire Juniors South Kentucky Wesleyan University
Michael Lonnberg Indiana Fire Juniors South Truman State University
Emily Albert Kentucky Fire Juniors Anderson University
Cassie Amshoff Kentucky Fire Juniors University of Louisville
Ashley Brangers Kentucky Fire Juniors Centre College
Abby Cason Kentucky Fire Juniors Hanover College
Nena Claycomb Kentucky Fire Juniors Georgetown College
Kennedy Cline Kentucky Fire Juniors Centre College
Rachel Creg Kentucky Fire Juniors University of Louisville
Katie Howard Kentucky Fire Juniors Gardner-Webb University
Delayna Holman Kentucky Fire Juniors Trevecca Nazarene University
Ellen Joss Kentucky Fire Juniors Lipscomb University
Katelyn Kellogg Kentucky Fire Juniors Gardner-Webb University
Bailee Locke Kentucky Fire Juniors Bellarmine University
Olivia Marino Kentucky Fire Juniors Johns Hopkins University
Arianna Mendez Kentucky Fire Juniors Murray State University
Kerragan Mulzer Kentucky Fire Juniors Western Kentucky University
Kiley Polk Kentucky Fire Juniors University of Louisville
Jenna Ray Kentucky Fire Juniors University of Evansville
Kaitlyn Revell Kentucky Fire Juniors Anderson University
Kacey Smekrud Kentucky Fire Juniors College of Charleston
Caleb Smith Kentucky Fire Juniors Bellarmine University
Olivia Stanley Kentucky Fire Juniors Western Kentucky University
Abbie Richeson Louisiana Fire Juniors Louisiana Tech University
Carra Hymel Louisiana Fire Juniors Delta State University

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