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Wolves in school: How FC Buffalo's college players fared

In a move to raise the caliber of its side, FC Buffalo recruited nearly 20 out-of-town players and housed them at Daemen College for the 2016 summer NPSL season.

After a campaign in which the Wolves narrowly missed the postseason for the third year in a row, several of these players returned to their collegiate programs, many of them at the NCAA Division I level.

Here's how they fared (players only eligible for mention if they appeared in at least one match for the Wolves in summer '16):

Keith Traut, red-shirt senior defender for Albany (13-6-2 record, lost in third round of NCAA Tournament)
College stats: 21 games (all starts), two goals, one assist, five points
FC Buffalo stats: One goal, two points in eight appearances
*First team All-America East

Johnny McBeth, junior midfielder for Hartwick College (9-6-4 overall, lost in Sun Belt semis)
College stats: 17 games (16 starts), three goals, one assist, seven points
FC Buffalo stats: One goal, two points in nine appearances
*First team All-Sun Belt Conference

Jack Donaldson, senior midfielder for Hartwick College (9-6-4 overall, lost in Sun Belt semis)
College stats: 19 games (all starts), two goals, five assists, nine points
FC Buffalo stats: One assist, one point in 10 appearances
*Second team All-Sun Belt Conference

Ian McGrath, junior midfielder for Evansville (10-8-3 overall, lost in Missouri Valley semis)
College stats: 19 games (18 starts), 11 goals, two assists, 24 points
FC Buffalo stats: Three goals, one assist, seven points in 10 appearances
*First team All-Missouri Valley

Kieran Toland, junior midfielder for St. Bonaventure (4-12-2 overall, missed playoffs)
College stats: 17 games (all starts), four goals, eight points
FC Buffalo stats: Three goals, six points in 10 appearances

Brian Paredes, junior defender for LIU-Brooklyn (10-6-2 record, lost in NEC semifinals)
College stats: 12 games (7 starts), one goal, two points
FC Buffalo stats: No points, 10 appearances

Bayley Winkel, junior midfielder for Robert Morris (4-11-2 overall, missed playoffs)
College stats: 17 games (16 starts), one goal, one assist, three points
FC Buffalo stats: One goal, two points in nine appearances

Romario Guscott, red-shirt sophomore forward for LIU-Brooklyn (10-6-2 record, lost in NEC semifinals)
College stats: 18 games (12 starts), five goals, four assists, 14 points
FC Buffalo stats: One goal, three assists, five points in nine appearances
*Second team All-Northeast Conference

Nick Jeffs, not listed on a college soccer roster (Louisville in 2015)
College stats: No stats
FC Buffalo stats: Started eight matches in goal

Steven Casey, red-shirt sophomore goalkeeper for Niagara (4-11-2 overall, missed playoffs)
College stats: 16 games, 4-10-2 record, 1.31 goals-against, 61 saves, five shutouts
FC Buffalo stats: Played in four matches in goal

Isaiah Barrett, red-shirt sophomore forward from Binghamton (7-6-6 overall, lost in America East quarterfinals)
College stats: 19 games (15 starts), two assists, two points
FC Buffalo stats: No points in seven appearances

Braden Scales, red-shirt senior midfielder for University at Buffalo (12-4-3 overall, lost in MAC final)
College stats: 18 games (all starts), five goals, one assist, 11 points
FC Buffalo stats: One assist, one point in three appearances

Andrew Crawford, red-shirt freshman defender for Rider (13-4-3 overall, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament)
College stats: 19 games (13 starts), no points
FC Buffalo stats: No points in three appearances

Cameron Harr, sophomore forward for Marist (11-7-1 record, lost in MAAC quarterfinals)
College stats: 19 games (17 starts), 17 goals, one assist, 35 points
FC Buffalo stats: One assist, one point in three appearances
*MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-MAAC

Jared Robinson, senior forward for Evansville (10-8-3 overall, lost in Missouri Valley semis)
College stats: 21 games (20 starts), seven goals, four assists, 18 points
FC Buffalo stats: No points in one appearance
*First team All-Missouri Valley

Alex Dimitriu, forward for Master's Futbol FC in League 1 Ontario (3-17-2 record)
Stats: One goal, two points in five appearances
FC Buffalo stats: No points in two appearances

Austin Dilts, not listed as playing in college (St. Lawrence University in 2015)
College stats: No stats
FC Buffalo stats: No points in one appearance

Email Ben Tsujimoto at btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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