TAMPA, Fla. - Ocean City Nor’easters forward Chevaughn Walsh rises into the Top 10 in the fourth edition of the 2016 PDL Top Prospects list, which K-W United FC captain Sergio Camargo leads for a third consecutive time.
Walsh has been the key player for the Nor’easters in the 2016 PDL regular season. The forward has scored 12 goals and provided two assists in 11 appearances this campaign. He received PDL Team of the Week honors after scoring five goals in two games during Week 8, and he earned an Honorable Mention after scoring three goals and assisting one other in two games during Week 9.
FC Tucson’s Tate Schmitt, the Des Moines Menace’s Jimmy Fiscus, K-W United FC’s Adam Polakiewicz and the South Florida Surf’s Jorge Guinovart join Walsh as the new faces inside this edition of the Top 20.
Sounders FC U23’s Jeff Caldwell, who attends the University of Virginia, is the top-rated goalkeeper, while Valparaiso University and Menace goalkeeper Nico Campbell is the only other netminder inside the Top 20.
More than 20 scouts across North America provide the PDL with valuable insight on players who are performing at the highest level within the league, possess strong technical and tactical qualities and have the potential to play at the professional level. The Top Prospects list serves as a useful resource for professional clubs who are interested in identifying and scouting high-level performers.
The PDL will be updating the Top Prospects list throughout the 2016 season.
Top 20 Top Prospects
1. Sergio Camargo - Midfielder - K-W United
2. Christian Chaney - Forward - Fresno Fuego
3. Jon Bakero - Midfielder - FC Tucson
4. Miguel Jaime - Midfielder - Ocean City Nor'easters
5. Alhassan Abubakar - Defender - Michigan Bucks
6. Lucas Coutinho - Midfielder - South Florida Surf
7. Arun Basuljevic - Midfielder - New York Red Bulls U23
8. Jose Hernandez - Midfielder - FC Golden State Force
9. Josh Taylor - Defender - OKC Energy U23
10. Chevaughn Walsh - Forward - Ocean City Nor’easters
11. Christopher Lema - Midfielder - New York Red Bulls U23
12. Tate Schmitt - Midfielder - FC Tucson
13. Macauley King - Defender - Charlotte Eagles
14. Jeff Caldwell - Goalkeeper - Sounders FC U23
15. Adam Najem - Midfielder - Michigan Bucks
16. Brandt Bronico - Forward - Carolina Dynamo
17. Nico Campbell - Goalkeeper - Des Moines Menace
18. Jimmy Fiscus - Defender - Des Moines Menace
19. Adam Polakiewicz - Defender - K-W United FC
20. Jorge Guinovart - Midfielder - South Florida Surf