Dragons on the Pitch
Every few weeks we will look in and update Dragons fans on those members of the 2016 Dragons squad . Here is our first recap of the beginning of the collegiate season throughout the country as we name our top five performers of the early season
F- Brian Wright—University of Vermont- America East Conference
Wright has exploded offensively for the Catamounts during his first seven games. The physical and aggressive forward has already fired home five goals leading his team to a 6-1 record in the early part of the 2016 season. The striker has also contributed nine assists in early action. His 19 points so far is among the national leaders at his position. Brian was awarded the America East Player of the Week award for the week of Aug. 29th.
M- Romario Piggott- Ancilla College- National Junior College Association of America
Piggott has also gotten off to a quick start to begin the campaign as he leads his team in scoring. The Panamanian midfielder has scored eight goals and notched six assists in six games for the Chargers. He has helped his team begin with a 5-1 record and given his school a leg up on achieving back-to-back conference championships
F- Daniel Musovski- University of Nevada-Las Vegas- Mountain West Conference.
The talented forward played in the first three games of the Runnin Rebels season and in those three games, he had a part in all three goals that his team scored. His two goals and one assist have tied him for the team lead in points (5) and led to him being awarded the Mountain West Conference’s Player of the Week Award for the week of Aug. 29th. His team is 2-4 after his first six games as Musovski looks to return to the field soon after sustaining a minor injury.
D- Nick Lima- University of California-Berkeley- Pacific 12 Conference
His defending has always been stellar, but it seems Lima is now adding a goal-scoring element to his game for the Golden Bears. His three goals so far this season gives him the team lead and led to him being named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Aug. 30th. While Cal may be struggling overall at this point (1-2-1 record), Lima’s play has been outstanding. He will count on the help of three other Dragons (Christian Thierjung, Josh Morton, Sam Ebstein) to get Cal to where they want to be by season’s end.
M- Drew Skundrich- Stanford University- Pacific 12 Conference
Skundrich is being converted from a defender into a dynamic, two-way center midfielder by Coach Jeremy Gunn and the defending NCAA National Champion Stanford Cardinal. Skundrich has scored three goals and leads the team with six points in his first five games for the Cardinal. The champs got off to a 1-1-3 start while playing some of the best teams in the country over the past two weeks and have a large contingent of Dragons players (Amir Bashti, Corey Baird, Brian Nana-Sinkam) chipping in big minutes down on the Farm.
D- Josh Smith- University of San Francisco- started all five games for the Dons and has scored one goal and has one assist
GK- J.T. Marcinkowski- Georgetown University- started all six games for the Hoyas, posting a 1.00 goals against average and a save percentage of .829
D- Bryce Clark- Southern Methodist University- played in all six games for the Mustangs notching two assists
GK- Alexander Coates-MacDowall- Menlo College- played in all six games for the Knights posting a 1.08 goals against average and setting Menlo’s career record for most shutouts by notching his 7th against Oregon Tech