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Top PDL Performers: College Week in Review (Oct. 17-23)

10/24/2016, 12:00pm EDT
By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com

Dynamo standout Bronico nets hat trick for Charlotte; Young Harris, Eagles defender King shines


Photo courtesy of UNC-Charlotte Athletics

The goals are starting to fly in for UNC-Charlotte midfielder Brandt Bronico, as he is named one of five Top PDL Performers following his hat-trick performance.

Macauley KingAleksi PahkasaloChris Wingate and Ken Krolicki join Bronico as Top PDL Performers from Oct. 17-23.

The PDL Players to Watch list includes players named to and considered for the six 2016 PDL Top Prospects lists throughout the summer. More than 20 scouts across North America provided the PDL with valuable insight on players who were performing at the highest level within the league, possessed strong technical and tactical qualities and had 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.

TOP FIVE PERFORMERS

Brandt Bronico – M – UNC-Charlotte – Carolina Dynamo

Brandt Bronico improved on his strong year in two games for No. 9 UNC-Charlotte.

The midfielder, who scored two goals and provided five assists in nine games for the Carolina Dynamo during the 2016 PDL regular season, netted a hat trick to lead Charlotte to a 5-0 win vs. UAB on Saturday. Bronico was also active in his program's 0-0 tie against No. 23 Virginia Tech, attempting three shots – two on goal.

The senior from High Point, North Carolina, now has six goals and four assists this college campaign.

Macauley King – D – Young Harris College – Charlotte Eagles

Macauley King shined in two games for Young Harris College, leading his program to two important wins.

The sophomore defender scored two goals and provided one assist in Young Harris' 4-1 win vs. Clayton State, and he then helped his program secure a shutout win against Francis Marion.

King finished the 2016 PDL season ranked 13th on the PDL Top Prospects list after a strong campaign with the Charlotte Eagles.

Chris Wingate – M – New Hampshire – Sounders FC U23

In one of the must-see college games over the weekend, Chris Wingate scored the decisive goal.

The senior midfielder, who played for the Sounders FC U23 in 2016, netted the second goal in New Hampshire's 2-1 win against No. 14 Massachusetts-Lowell on Friday.

Wingate now has three goals and seven assists in 15 games played, helping lead New Hampshire to an 11-4 overall record.

Aleksi Pahkasalo – F – Lindsey Wilson – Derby City Rovers

Aleksi Pahkasalo continues to tear apart defenses, as he now has 18 goals and three assists in 10 games played this NAIA campaign.

The senior from Vantaa, Finland, scored one goal and provided one assist in No. 19 Lindsey Wilson’s 3-0 win at No. 23 Cumberland on Tuesday, and on Sunday, he recorded a hat trick in his program's 5-0 win at Pikeville.

Pahkasalo shined for the Derby City Rovers during the 2016 PDL season, earning 2016 PDL All-Central Conference Team honors after scoring 11 goals and providing two assists in 12 games.

Ken Krolicki – M – Michigan State – K-W United FC

Ken Krolicki, a standout for K-W United FC in 2016, played a pivotal role in two key wins for No. 20 Michigan State.

The junior midfielder from Plymouth, Michigan, scored a goal to help the Spartans record a 2-0 win against Yale on Wednesday, and he then provided an assist in his side's 2-1 victory against Northwestern.

Krolicki, who earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors in 2014, now has three goals and two assists this year.

Honorable Mentions

Ryan Scheiderman – F – Quinnipiac – IMG Academy

Ryan Scheiderman continues to produce for Quinnipiac.

The senior forward from Brick, New Jersey, provided an assist in his program's 3-1 win vs. Monmouth before assisting another goal in Quinnipiac's 3-2 victory against Siena.

Scheiderman, who played for IMG Academy in 2016, has scored four goals and provided four assists this college campaign.

Danny Musovski – F – UNLV – Burlingame Dragons FC

Danny Musovski was the star man in UNLV's 3-2 win against Air Force.

The junior forward from Henderson, Nevada, recorded two goals, including the game-winner, and one assist in Friday's match. On Sunday, he was a constant attacking threat for UNLV in its 1-0 win vs. Houston Baptist, attempting seven shots.

Musovski, who was named 2015 WAC Offensive Player of the Year, appeared in seven games for Burlingame Dragons FC in 2016, scoring six goals and providing one assist. He has nine goals and four assists this college season.

Santi Moar – F – Pfeiffer – Charlotte Eagles

Eagles standout Santi Moar has been dominating the field for No. 16 Pfeiffer this fall.

The 5-foot-9 senior from Coruna, Spain, recorded two assists in his program's 8-0 win vs. USC Aiken and provided the same amount in Pfeiffer’s 5-0 win vs. Emmanuel (Georgia).

Moar has seven goals and 13 assists in the 2016 college campaign.


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