FCB at School, Update Two

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With schools either in or closing in on their conference playoffs, we thought we’d check in a second time with our alumni.

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  • The UB Bulls are regionally-ranked for the first time in nearly a decade, and have clinched a spot in the Mid American Conference tournament with a regular season game to spare. Fox Slotemaker is one of just three Bulls to start every game for UB, while goalkeeper Cameron Hogg has played in eight matches for the Bulls, with three wins and a clean sheet. Scott Doney’s five assists are tied with FCB alum Marcus Hanson, while ex-FCB winger and All-NPSL player Russell Cicerone has a remarkable 11 goals and 8 assists for the 7-5-4 Bulls.
  • A total of 10 Wolves or alums will be in Orlando, Florida this week for the Metro Atlantic tournament. Andrew and Matt “Nanu” Ferguson join goalkeeper Steve Casey on the No. 11 seeded Niagara Purple Eagles.
  • Meanwhile, cross-bridge rivals Canisius pull into Florida red-hot. Goalkeeper Andrew Coughlin has marshaled alums Ryan Schroen and Chris Berardi into five-straight wins and the No. 7 seed. Berardi is tied for second on the team with 12 points (4G, 4A) and Schroen has started 14 games while “Cough” has three shutouts and all eight of the Griffs’ wins.
  • Marist earned the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye, which could see the face off with Niagara in the second round. Erik Dahl is out with a long-term injury, but Kevin Kappock and Dylan MacVane have played integral role in coach Matt Viggiano’s set-up. Kappock has a goal and two assists, and is second on the team in shots with 27, despite playing right back, while MacVane has a goal and 24 shots from his holding midfielder position.
  • Bryant’s season is over, and lightning-quick forward Brett Larocque remains their leading scorer after netting five goals and adding two assists. He’ll graduate with the most goals, assists, game-winning goals and points in the program’s D-I history. That’s pretty, pretty good.
  • Jabari Danzy’s SIU Cougars are flying, winners of six-straight and 9-1-1 in their last 11. Danzy’s five goals share the team lead.
  • Bucknell still has a game left in the regular season, and versatile Connor Willings has started 16 games for the Bison, nabbing an assist and registering 14 shots on the season.
  • Adam Lauko‘s Wisconsin Badgers have another game left in the regular season, but the senior defender has earned another impressive academic accolade in addition to picking up his first-ever goal against UC Davis.
  • Fellow defender Matt Bischoff (below) appeared in a team-high 16 games at Pitt, notching an assist from the back.
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  • Finally healthy, Anthony Rozzano is finding his stride for Albany. The Great Danes are 9-7-1, and “Rosey” has an assist.
  • St. Lawrence is having an unreal season, allowing just five goals so far through 17 games. Defender Ross Suitor has played in every game for the Saints, while Rob Brandell and alum Dan Hunt have dealt with injuries during St. Lawrence’s strong season.
  • St. Bonaventure’s season has a game remaining, but coach Kwame Oduro’s club has seen plenty of contributions from Josh Beshaw and ex-FCB defender Mitchell Skrabacz.
  • Luke Pavone helped key a brilliant year at Buffalo State, where the midfielder scored 11 goals and added 3 assists as the Bengals qualified for the SUNYAC playoffs.
  • Georgian Court forward Michael Clarke has scored an astounding 17 goals in 17 games for the 7-8-2 Lions. He’s also added two assists as the clear scoring leader of his squad.
  • Brockport’s Peter DiLorenzo has 13 goals and 74 shots in leading the SUNYAC side to a bye in the conference tournament.
  • Goalkeeper Michael Shatkin‘s Rochester Yellowjackets are 6-4-5 and still in the regular season.
  • 2014 defender Liam Callahan is entering the ACC Tournament in his junior year at Syracuse, where the Orange defender has already nabbed a goal and added six assists.
  • Julian Ekeze has started all 16 games at new school Cal Baptist, where he leads the team in assists with four, and has added two goals.
  • Staying in Julian’s conference, Point Loma Nazarene is 8-5-2 and still has a pair of conference games to play. Nico Tagaloa (below) leads the Sea Lions in goals (5), points (14) and shots (40), while back Tyler Allen’s 1333 minutes are the second-most on PLNU. Val Doppenberg has appeared in 10 matches for the Sea Lions.

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