College Alumni Preseason Watch List 2022
CHICAGO, Ill. – There are over 100 Eclipse Select alumni who will take part in the 2022 NCAA and NAIA soccer season. With the college game gearing up to begin later this month, here’s a rundown of Eclipse Alumni to keep an eye on this season.
Korbin Albert, M- University of Notre Dame
In Korbin’s first year with the Irish, she tied program history scoring 12 goals, started in 21 of 22 games, and made both the Top Drawer Soccer Top 10 Freshman list for 2021 and the ACC All-Freshman Team among other accolades. Currently rostered with the U-20 USYNT at the World Cup in Costa Rica, we’re excited to see what this season has in store for her.
Hannah Bebar, M- Harvard University
In her debut season, Hannah earned both Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and First Team All-Ivy, along with making the Top Drawer Soccer’s First-Year Best XI First Team. Making 15 starts as a freshman, Hannah led the Ivy League in assists and shots on goal per game, and ranked second in shots per game. Tallying a total of 5 goals and 10 assists, Hannah is expected to be a force to be reckoned with this upcoming season.
Gabbie Cesarone, D- University of Minnesota
After playing four years at Washington University in St. Louis, Gabbie is now rostered with the University of Minnesota as a graduate student to continue her playing career. At WashU, Gabbie played an integral role in the defensive line throughout her career, being named a two-time First Team United Soccer Coaches All-American and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year in the UAA Conference. During those seasons, she started 61 games, tallied 7 career goals and 4 assists, as well as winning three-straight UAA titles. We’re excited to see what Gabbie will do with the Gophers this fall.
Gandhi Cruz, GK- Depaul University
As a freshman, Gandhi made the 2021 All-Big East Third Team and the 2020-2021 Big East All-Academic Team. In his first season with the Blue Devils, Gandhi played 17 full matches, making 76 saves which ranked 17th in the nation, as well as logging a 7-7-3 record. After a successful first year, we’re excited to see what Gandhi will accomplish his sophomore year.
Jack Finnegan, F- University of Wisconsin-Madison
In Jack’s career thus far as a Badger, he tallied his first career assist, played in all 10 games and started in 5 for a total of 561 minutes of playing time in his rookie season. In his sophomore year, he played in 15 games and started in 6, scoring twice and assisting on a crucial double-overtime goal against Marquette. Beginning his junior season this fall, we expect to continue to see great things out of Jack.
Erin Oleksak, M- Marian University
In Erin’s junior season, she set the career points, goals, and game-winning goals record on the season, tallying 22 goals and 23 starts. She made history for Marian athletics being 1 of 4 athletes to ever be named an NAIA First Team All-American for three consecutive seasons. Erin was also named both the Crossroads League Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. We’re eager to see her continue to make history as she enters her senior season.
Kiki Van Zanten, F- University of Notre Dame
Kiki is entering her senior year with the Fighting Irish after appearing in five Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers for Jamaica, one in which she tallied the game winning goal against Costa Rica. During her junior season, she made the ACC All-Academic Team, played in 20 games logging over 514 minutes, and finished with 3 goals and 1 assist. With UND ranking 16th in the preseason poll, Kiki and the Irish will certainly be a team to watch.