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NCAA Aug 16, 2023

Thirty-two players tabbed as NCAA Men’s Soccer Forwards to Watch in 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches has announced the Forwards on its NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Players to Watch lists for the 2023 season.The two returning All-Americans on the men’s side include Stas Korzeniowski (UPenn) and Tyrese Spicer (Lipscomb).The lists are being released 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 2022, who are scheduled to return for the 2023 season.This marks the final position announcement of the fall:

2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Players to Watch – Forwards

Name Class School Hometown
Leo Afonso Sr. University of Virginia Sao Paulo, Brazil
Palmer Ault So. Butler University Noblesville, Ind.
Finn Ballard McBride GR5 University of Kentucky Sydney, Australia
Matthew Bell So. Marshall University Kingston, Jamaica
David Bercedo GR5 University of North Carolina Madrid, Spain
Taylor Calheira Sr. University of Maryland-Baltimore County Towson, Md.
Simon Carlson Sr. Georgia State University Kennesaw, Ga.
Ryan Carmichael Sr. Hofstra University Armagh, Northern Ireland
Jelldrik Dalmann GR5 Southern Methodist University Kuhstedt, Germany
Thad Dewing Sr. United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ignacio Diaz So. University of Evansville Almeria, Spain
Lucca Dourado Sr. University of Central Florida Sao Paulo, Brazil
AJ Franklin GR5 Drake University Elgin, Ill.
Eli Goldman GR5 University of New Hampshire Minneapolis, Minn.
Josemir Gomez So. IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind.
Gage Guerra Jr. University of Louisville Houston, Texas
Maxi Hopfer Jr. Duquesne University Styria, Austria
Alec Hughes Sr. University of Massachusetts Glastonbury, Conn.
Emil Jaaskelainen Sr. Long Island University Bolton, England
Bojan Kolevski Sr. Cleveland State University Skopje, North Macedonia
Stas Korzeniowski Jr. University of Pennsylvania Stillman, N.J.
Peter Mangione Sr. Penn State University Hunt Valley, Md.
Alex Meinhard Sr. Clemson University Tartu, Estonia
Brandon Morales GR5 University of North Carolina Charlotte Pharr, Texas
Alexander Petraeus So. Southern Methodist University Hvidovre, Denmark
Jamar Ricketts Jr. California State University, Northridge Montclair, N.J.
Charlie Sharp GR5 Western Michigan University Brighton, Mich.
Jason Shokalook Jr. University of Akron Erie, Pa.
Tyrese Spicer Sr. Lipscomb University Trincity, Trinidad & Tobago
Ousmane Sylla Sr. Clemson University Dakar, Senegal
Mouhameth Thiam GR5 University of Virginia Dakar, Senegal
Hayes Wood GR5 Lipscomb University Chattanooga, Tenn.

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