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2018 Top College Prospects: Edition Two

09/04/2018, 2:15pm EDT
By COLTON CORESCHI - colton.coreschi@uslsoccer.com

Dayton's Dietrich, Bolts Enstrom enter list of 50 players

TAMPA, Fla. — With the first few weeks of the 2018 fall collegiate season completed, the Premier Development League has unveiled the second edition of its Top College Prospects list.

Five players enter and another five exit the top 50 in this edition, as some top performers in the opening matches of the NCAA DI, DII and NAIA seasons rise above the cut, while some players drop off after slow starts.

Leading the risers is Dayton Dutch Lions midfielder Jackson Dietrich, who joins teammate Tate Robertson in the top 50. The junior midfielder has enjoyed a hot start with Wright State - who have opened their campaign at 3-0-1 - recording three assists while starting three of the Raider's four matches. A strong summer with the Dutch Lions surely played a part in Dietrich's start, as he recorded six goals and six assists in Dayton's Great Lakes Division-winning season.

Joining Dietrich is fellow midfielder Bruno Lapa, as the SIMA Aguilas product moves onto the list alongside fellow Wake Forest teammates Sam Raben and Brad Dunwell - recording an amazing three goals and three assists in the Demon Deacon's first three matches, all wins. The third field player joining the list is Boston College and Boston Bolts forward Karl Simon Enstrom - who has recorded three goals to lead the Eagles' campaign so far.

Two goalkeepers also enter the top 50, with Charlotte Eagles product James Pyle featuring heavily for UNC in the early season and Tobacco Road FC - formerly Carolina Dynamo - goalkeeper Ryan Cretens performing well for UNC Wilmington.

The Top College Prospects list features the 50 top college-based individuals who have competed in the PDL. The list will evolve over the course of the fall, with biweekly updates on Tuesdays allowing players to raise their stock and earn recognition based on their collegiate play.

GOALKEEPERS

Name

College

Conference

PDL Team

Ryan Cretens CAA
Jimmy Hague Big Ten
James Pyle ACC
Dayne St. Clair Big Ten
Bennet Strutz MSC (NAIA)

DEFENDERS

Name

College

Conference

PDL Team

Rich Bryan Peach Belt (DII)
Alex Comsia ACC
Lamine Conte ACC
Nikola Fimic KCAC (NAIA)
Mathieu Laurent C-USA
Kamal Miller ACC
Callum Montgomery C-USA
Sam Raben ACC
Jordan Skelton Peach Belt (DII)
Grant Stoneman MVC
Gabriel Torres ECC (DII)

MIDFIELDERS

Name

College

Conference

PDL Team

Jakov Basic America East
Deri Corfe Horizon League
Jackson Dietrich Horizon League
Brad Dunwell ACC
Siad Haji A-10
Bruno Lapa ACC
Janos Loebe A-10
Marco Micaletto MAC
Aaron Molloy Big Ten
Matteo Polisi GNAC (DII)
Luka Prpa Big East
Theo Quartey Big East
Ryan Sierakowski Big Ten
Juan David Tejada Londono Sunshine State (DII)

FORWARDS

Name

College

Conference

PDL Team

Ifunanyachi Achara Big East
Josh Coan Big East
Killian Colombie MAAC
Griffin Dorsey Big Ten
Karl Simon Enstrom Image result for pittsburgh athletics logo ACC
Samuel Goni Villava Big West
Brandon Guhl Big East
DeJuan Jones Big Ten
Charlie Ledula ECC (DII)
Garrett McLaughlin AAC
Benji Michel WCC
Santiago Patino C-USA
Tate Robertson MAC
Kinoshita Ryosuke ACC
Brian Saramago Patriot League
Tate Schmitt ACC
Andre Shinyashiki Summit League
Tucker Stephenson MVC
Mustapha Wadda ACC
Marek Weber NE-10 (DII)

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