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80 PDL Alums Feature on TDS Preseason Top 100

08/20/2018, 3:30pm EDT
By COLTON CORESCHI - colton.coreschi@uslsoccer.com

TopDrawerSoccer names PDL-heavy preseason top 100 college players

Ahead of the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA collegiate season kickoffs this weekend, TopDrawerSoccer has released its men's national top 100 players rankings - featuring 80 PDL alumni.

In addition to comprising 80 percent of the prestigious list, PDL alumni also account for 23 of the top 25 players named.

"We work hard every summer to ensure that North America's top pre-professional athletes don't miss a crucial step in their development," said PDL Co-Director Chris Madden. "To see the tireless effort that these players put in during the PDL season rewarded with honors like this validates the core mission of the league. We're proud to see these players and more carry their PDL experience into another fall collegiate season and wish them the best of luck."

The top four players all hail from PDL teams, led by FIU and Sounders FC U23 forward Santiago Patino. He is joined by fellow Northwest Division midfielder Rey Ortiz, of the University of Portland and Portland Timbers U23. Joining from elsewhere are Michigan Bucks and Wake Forest midfielder Brad Dunwell and Chicago FC United and Indiana defender Andrew Gutman.

Leading all PDL clubs is Chicago FC United - with eight players from the 2018 Central Conference Champion included in the top 100. Chicago is followed closely by the New York Red Bulls U23 - a 2018 Eastern Conference finalist - who are represented by seven players, with Reading United AC, the Colorado Rapids U23 and the Portland Timbers U23 contributing five players each.

See all 80 PDL players included below, and visit www.topdrawersoccer.com for the full list and more.

Rank First Name Last Name Position College Team Conference PDL Team
1 Santiago Patino F FIU CUSA Sounders FC U23
2 Andrew Gutman D Indiana Big Ten Chicago FC United
3 Brad Dunwell M Wake Forest ACC Michigan Bucks
4 Rey Ortiz M Portland WCC Portland Timbers U23
6 Tucker Bone M Air Force WAC Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23
7 Andre Shinyashiki F Denver Summit Colorado Rapids U23
8 Sergio Rivas M Seattle WAC Albuquerque Sol FC
9 Tanner Beason D Stanford Pac-12 San Francisco City FC
10 Wouter Verstraaten D Pacific WCC Portland Timbers U23
11 Garrett McLoughlin F SMU AAC OKC Energy U23
12 Jimmy Hague GK Michigan State Big Ten Michigan Bucks
13 Benji Michel F Portland WCC Portland Timbers U23
15 Janos Loebe F Fordham A10 New York Red Bulls U23
16 Daniel Krutzen D Albany America East Reading United AC
17 Tate Schmitt F Louisville ACC FC Tucson
18 Nathan Aune D Seattle WAC Sounders FC U23
19 Said Haji F VCU A10 Portland Timbers U23
20 Callum Montgomery D UNC Charlotte CUSA Victoria Highlanders FC
21 Jack Hagstrom D Brown Ivy Colorado Pride Switchbacks U23
22 Rashid Nuhu GK Fordham A10 New York Red Bulls U23
23 Niklas Brodacki F Central Arkansas MVC Sounders FC U23
24 Aaron Molloy M Penn State Big Ten Reading United AC
25 Jakov Basic D Umass-Lowell America East Boston Bolts
28 John Nelson D UNC ACC Tobacco Road FC
29 Mark Forrest F Lehigh Patriot Reading United AC
31 Brandon Guhl F Butler Big East Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.
32 Quentin Pearson D Washington Pac-12 Colorado Rapids U23
33 Trey Muse GK Indiana Big Ten Derby City Rovers
34 Sam Raben D Wake Forest ACC Colorado Rapids U23
35 Francesco Moore M Indiana Big Ten Chicago FC United
36 Ryan Sierakowski F Michigan State Big Ten Chicago FC United
37 Blake Bodily M Washington Pac-12 Portland Timbers U23
38 Luka Prpa M Marquette Big East Chicago FC United
39 Mauricio Pineda D UNC ACC Tobacco Road FC
40 Giuseppe Barone M Michigan State Big Ten Michigan Bucks
41 Grant Stoneman D Loyola-Chicago MVC Chicago FC United
42 Roy Boateng D UC Davis Big West San Francisco Glens SC
43 Alex Comsia D UNC ACC Tobacco Road FC
45 Jesus Perez M UIC Horizon Chicago FC United
46 Jack Hallahan F Michigan Big Ten Chicago FC United
47 Amir Bashti M Stanford Pac-12 Burlingame Dragons
48 Abdi Mohamed M Akron MAC Chicago FC United
49 Sergi Nus D Virginia ACC Fresno FC U23
50 Rok Taneski M Dayton A10 Seacoast United Phantoms
51 Brian Saramago F Loyola Patriot New York Red Bulls U23
53 Erik Holt D UCLA Pac-12 FC Golden State Force
56 Elliott Otmani F Rider MAAC Fresno FC U23
57 Griffin Dorsey M Indiana Big Ten Colorado Rapids U23
58 Joshua Donnelly F Campbell Big South SIMA Aguilas
59 Barry Sharifi M Loyola Patriot New York Red Bulls U23
60 Joris Ahlinvi M FIU CUSA Sounders FC U23
62 David Loera M NC State ACC SIMA Aguilas
63 Kyle Coffee F Washington Pac-12 Lane United FC
65 Marcello Borges D Michigan Big Ten Michigan Bucks
66 Joel Rydstrand M Creighton Big East Lane United FC
67 Miguel Berry F San Diego WCC Orange County SC U23
68 Omir Fernandez M Wake Forest ACC New York Red Bulls U23
70 Allen Gavilanes M Marist MAAC New York Red Bulls U23
71 Eduvie Ikoba F Dartmouth Ivy Black Rock FC
72 Shinya Kadono M California Pac-12 San Francisco Glens SC
73 Ivan Blaskic D Umass-Lowell America East Seacoast United Phantoms
74 DeJuan Jones F Michigan State Big Ten Lansing United
76 Timo Mehlich M UNLV WAC OKC Energy U23
78 Pablo Pelaez M San Diego State Pac-12 Southern California Surf
80 Tanner Dieterich D Clemson ACC Nashville SC U23
81 Vana Markarian M Colombia Ivy New York Red Bulls U23
83 David Egbo F Akron MAC Black Rock FC
84 Dan Bent D Wright State Horizon SC United Bantams
85 Carlos Clark M Albany America East Jersey Express
86 Sean Bowman F San Francisco WCC San Francisco City FC
87 Moshe Perez M Denver Summit Colorado Rapids U23
88 Anderson Asiedu M UCLA Pac-12 FC Golden State Force
90 Kieran Roberts F Radford Big South Reading United AC
92 Dawson McCartney M Dartmouth Ivy Reading United AC
94 Santiago Digiuseppe F San Francisco WCC San Francisco City FC
96 Tommy Clark M Western Michigan MAC GPS Portland Phoenix
97 Matthew Constant D UNC ACC Texas United
98 Marco Micaletto M Akron MAC South Georgia Tormenta FC
99 Edward Kizza F Pittsburgh ACC SIMA Aguilas
100 Ifunanyachi Achara F Georgetown Big East Black Rock FC

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