WEEK 9 2023 RUNDOWN – Eclipse Select Alumni
Our alumni had yet another exceptional week of play across the collegiate landscape, with major storylines including standout performances from junior Morgan Fagan (Glencoe, IL.) and senior Alison Rapaduski (Algonquin, IL.) Fagan came off the weekend with 4 more points after contributing her first career brace in the 11th and 58th minute of Boston’s match against Bucknell. With Fagan’s goals and an additional chance in the 77th minute, the Terriers were able to tie the Bison with a score of 3-3. Rapaduski added a fifth goal to her scoring record Friday in the Fighting Hawks’ matchup with Oral Roberts. Slamming it home from the top of the box in the 59th minute, North Dakota was able to come out victorious with a 3-2 victory at home.
Have a day, Morgs! It’s her first career brace!! #GoBU
— BU Women’s Soccer (@TerrierWSOC) October 14, 2023
— North Dakota Soccer (@UNDsoccer) October 13, 2023
Emma Philips (Munster, IN.) notched her sixth goal of the year during NU’s game vs. Iowa on Thursday. Kicking off the goal-scoring at the 17th-minute mark with a beautiful header goal, the Wildcats were able to put another one away before ending in a 2-1 road victory. Ella Richards (Chicago, IL.) was the first to find the back of the net in the Eagles matchup Saturday against Louisville. Scoring in the 55th minute and marking her sixth of the season thus far, BC tied the Cardinals with a final score of 1-1. Meg Burling (Naperville, IL.) scored her first of the year for Santa Barbara off a penalty kick opportunity in the 87th minute of play. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Burling & the Gauchos pulled out the victory over CSUN with a score of 1-0. Abby Kalou (Buffalo Grove, IL.) is up to 26 points on the season thus far after contributing both a goal and an assist in Lesley’s match against Husson on Saturday. Setting up a goal in the 5th minute and scoring her own 5 minutes later, Kalou and the Lynx brought home the 4-2 win. Arianna Lombardi (Bourbonnais, IL.) added 3 more points to her stat sheet this weekend after notching both a goal and an assist in Platteville’s game vs. Stout. Creating a chance in the 61st minute and putting away her own just 6 minutes later, Lombardi and the Pioneers left Stout with a 7-1 victory. Scout Murray (Chicago, IL.) picked up her third goal of the year after netting an opportunity in the 65th minute to tie it up in Ohio’s game vs. Ball State. Sophomore Preston Huitron (Aurora, IL.) made his scoring debut with the Flames during their match on Saturday vs. Evansville. Capitalizing on a breakaway in the 69th minute, Huitron was accredited with the match’s final goal to push UIC past the Aces with a final score of 5-1. Bella Najera (St. Charles, IL.) netted her sixth of the season and fourth consecutive point Sunday during the Spartans big matchup against Rutgers. Firing off an incredible shot from the top of the box in the 40th minute, Najera created the offensive momentum to put away another chance 10 minutes later to end in a final score of 2-0 – marking just their second win over Rutgers in program history and first ever at Rutgers home field. Freshman defender Amanda Dietz (Lake Villa, IL.) made her scoring debut for the Pioneers during their matchup against Wis-Stout Saturday. Putting on a dominant offensive performance up by 5 goals in the second half, Dietz put away her chance in the 69th minute to extend the lead once again before earning their third consecutive win with a final score of 7-1.
Air Emma™️ pic.twitter.com/A6Mj1UbDGJ
— Northwestern Soccer (@NUWSoccer) October 13, 2023
Richards’ team-leading sixth score gives the Eags a 1-0 lead. pic.twitter.com/wlHTU5TH0Y
— Boston College Women’s Soccer (@BC_WSOC) October 15, 2023
Lucky number five!
— UIC Men’s Soccer (@UIC_MSOC) October 15, 2023
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) October 15, 2023
Junior Nathaniel Enriquez (Carol Stream, IL.) contributed a huge scoring opportunity with his first assist of the season for Depaul just two minutes after Butler got on the board late in the second half. Capitalizing on the chance in the 72nd minute, the Blue Devils tied the Bulldogs with a final score of 1-1. Ingrid Falls (Lake Forest, IL.) notched her third assist of the year Sunday in the Wildcats match against Penn State. Creating the opportunity near the end of the first half, NU tied the Nittany Lions with a final score of 2-2. Julia Simon (Wheaton, IL.) contributed an assist during the Billikens dominant 6-0 victory over UMass. Making the play in the 32nd minute, Simon’s assist marked the third goal of the game, and her third assist of the season. Bela Labovic (Schereville, IN.) notched her second assist of the season Sunday during West Florida’s game against Union. Setting up the opportunity in the 41st minute, Labovic and the Argo’s kept the Bulldogs at bay for the rest of the game – bringing home another win with a score of 2-0. Kiara Pralle (Bourbonnais, IL.) found her fourth assist and 14th point of the year in Lipscomb’s game vs. Queens Thursday. Dominating on offense following Pralle’s play in the 18th minute, the Bison took home the victory with a final score of 3-0. Sophomore Alexis Sassower (Chicago, IL.) got her second consecutive assist in the Spartans game at Rochester Saturday. Sending in a beautiful cross in the 62nd minute, CWRU capitalized on the opportunity to tie up the game – ending in a 1-1 draw. Molly O’Rear (Naperville, IL.) tallied her first assist of the year Thursday evening during Valparaiso’s game vs. Southern Illinois. O’Rear’s contribution in the 52nd minute extended the Beacons lead to two, ending in a final victory of 2-1. Sarah McCracken (Naperville, IL.) picked up a pair of assists during North Dakota’s match against Oral Roberts Friday. Creating the scoring opportunities in the 27th and 50th minute along with a goal from fellow Eclipse alum Rapaduski, the Fighting Hawks were able to finish out their Pink Day Game with a 3-2 victory. Sophomore Ella Koleno (Chicago, IL.) notched her 4th consecutive point with an assist during the Bear’s match against NYU Saturday. Tied at zero throughout the game, the scoring chance created by Koleno in the 84th minute was enough to push past the Bobcats with a final score of 1-0. Freshman Eva Pattison (Chicago, IL.) logged her second assist of the season for the Hawkeyes in their B1G matchup against Maryland Sunday. Kicking off the offensive drive early, Pattison’s help in creating a scoring chance 4 minutes into the game began the momentum – pushing past the Terps with a final score of 5-0. Mimi Van Zanten (Buffalo Grove, IL.) notched her fifth point of the season with an assist during FSU’s match vs. Notre Dame. At the 68th minute mark, Van Zanten helped create the 3rd scoring opportunity to extend their lead to two before ending in 4-1 victory for the #1 ranked Seminoles.
— North Dakota Soccer (@UNDsoccer) October 13, 2023
That was quick😏
— Hawkeye Soccer (@HawkeyeSoccer) October 15, 2023
Junior keeper Lauren Boafo (Hanover Park, IL.) had a great game Sunday for the Broncos against Eastern Michigan – coming up with a season high of 5 saves on 5 shots faced during their 3-0 road win. Gandhi Cruz (Dundee Crown, IL.) put forth a great goalkeeping performance Saturday in the Blue Devil’s competitive matchup against Butler. Coming up with a season-record of 9 saves on 25 shots faced, Depaul’s equalizer in the 72nd minute ended the game in a final score of 1-1. Junior Ashton Kudlo (Schereville, IN.) made a season high of 7 saves on 12 shots faced during IUPUI’s match vs Milwaukee Sunday. A strong defensive performance from the Jaguars for the last ten minutes of the game kept the score to a final of 2-2. Payton Cahill (Cottage Grove, MN.) put up a season high of 3 saves on 9 shots faced during Wake Forest’s match against North Carolina on Friday. After a tough battle from both sides, the Deacons and Tarheels game ended in a 1-1 draw. Emma Gaspari (Naperville, IL.) and the Cannoneers went undefeated this past week with great performances in their matches against Five Towns (6-0) and WM Patterson (1-1). Putting up a total of 9 saves on 27 shots faced, Pratt has extended their unbeaten streak to three games.
Over 100 Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumni, both male and female, are rostered across every level of college soccer at Division I, II, III, and NAIA. There are 34 alumni designated as freshmen entering their first year of college. The remaining includes 31 sophomores, 36 juniors, 19 seniors, and one graduate student with an additional year of eligibility.