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Buffalo college soccer recruiting tracker: 2018

The next steps in the athletic careers of several Western New York student-athletes have been established, with National Signing Day, Feb. 7, prompting a slew of announcements that have trickled out ever since.

By no means is the following list comprehensive or complete, as many All-WNY selections and lauded premier club players have yet to decide between several outstanding offers.

Given the tendency of local NCAA Division I colleges to scope out recruits from overseas, the full recruiting classes are rarely finalized until late in the spring or into the summer - and in the case of NCAA Division III schools, sometimes until mid-August.

As in previous years, if we've missed a player who's already signed with a school, please email btsujimoto@buffnews.com.

PREP TALK ALUMNI to NCAA DIVISION I

Men

Joseph Alex, Empire DA/Lockport HS to U.S. Naval Academy
Zach Drayer, Empire DA/Lancaster HS to Rhode Island

Women

Tess Ford, Williamsville East/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo
Emily Kelly, Wilson HS/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo
Annie Judasz, Lancaster HS/Empire to University at Buffalo
Sarah Bykowicz, Grand Island HS/Empire to University at Buffalo

Hope Balling, Tonawanda HS/WNY Flash to Canisius College
Maddie Sowinski, Cardinal O'Hara HS/WNY Flash to Canisius College

Emily Foltz, Newfane HS/WNY Flash to St. Bonaventure University

Olivia Hooley, North Tonawanda HS/Empire United to Niagara University

Meghan Root, Pioneer HS/WNY Flash to Syracuse University
Samantha Diamond, Williamsville North HS/WNY Flash to Hofstra University
Grace Fabian, Grand Island HS/WNY Flash to Stony Brook University
Maya Palmer, Williamsville North/WNY Flash to Old Dominion University

[Related: Honors for Section 6 HS boys soccer | girls soccer]

Women's soccer Prep Talk alumni in NCAA Division I 2017

PREP TALK ALUMNI to NCAA DIVISIONS II AND III

Men

Brandon Gregoire, Eden HS/WNY Flash to Mercyhurst University (D2)
Blake Ferrell, Williamsville North HS/Empire to Mercyhurst University (D2)
Cesar Carlin, Newfane HS/FC Buffalo Academy to Wheeling Jesuit (D2)
Ryan Moretta, Cheektowaga HS to Daemen College (D2)
Joshua Barker, St. Francis HS/WNY Flash Academy to University of Charleston (D2)

Daniel Philips, East Aurora HS to John Carroll University
Nino Marino, St. Mary's/GPS to Elmira College
Mateo May, Newfane HS to Elmira College
Dylan Cunningham, Kenmore East HS/FC Buffalo Academy to Elmira College
Jason Martin, Lancaster HS/FC Buffalo Academy to Elmira College

Bryce Schiltz, East Aurora HS/Empire to University of Scranton
Steven Pufpaff, Grand Island HS/FC Buffalo Academy to Penn State Behrend
Matt Wilson, Depew HS/GPS to Medaille College
Aaron Holler, Tonawanda HS to Medaille College

Men's Prep Talk soccer alumni in NCAA D2 & D3

Women

Maddie Emmi, Christian Central to Daemen College (D2)
Lauren Casey, Lewiston-Porter HS/GPS to Mercyhurst University (D2)
Lexi Aquilino, Maryvale HS/GPS to Le Moyne College (D2)
Destiny Satkowski, Medina HS to Slippery Rock University (D2)

Kayla Derenda, Alden HS/WNY Flash to Buffalo State
Allie Reeds, Christian Central/GPS to Buffalo State
Olivia Colby, Kenmore East HS/GPS to Buffalo State
Catelynn Ruggiero, Lancaster HS/GPS to Buffalo State

Shannon Brown, Franklinville HS/WNY Flash to Rochester Institute of Technology
Nicole Gruber, Williamsville South HS/GPS to Rochester Institute of Technology
Alyssa Lutz, Orchard Park HS/GPS to Rochester Institute of Technology

Cynthia Boncaldo, Orchard Park HS/GPS to Utica College
Ruth Riggie, Mount St. Mary/GPS to Nazareth College

Women's soccer Prep Talk alumni in NCAA D2 & D3 2017

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RECRUITING CLASSES FOR LOCAL COLLEGES: DIVISION I

Men

CANISIUS COLLEGE

Ryan Birgeneau, Granville HS (Ohio)

ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

Gordon Glenn, Montclair HS (New Jersey)
Jake Jashinski, Shaler Area HS (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Cuneyt Vardar, Webster Thomas HS (Rochester)/Empire United

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY

Lucas Vecchio, Baldwinsville HS (Syracuse)/Syracuse Development Academy

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Women

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

Abbey Callaghan, Wheatland-Chili/Junior Rhinos
Hannah Callaghan, Wheatland-Chili/Junior Rhinos
Katherine Camper, Brunswick HS (Ohio)/Team Challenger
Taylor Caridi, Pocono Mountain East HS (Pa.)/Match Fit
Carly Kleintop, Lancaster Country Day (Pa.)/Penn Fusion

Nicole Benati, Lord Dorchester Secondary (Ont.)/London Youth Whitecaps
Tess Ford, Williamsville East/WNY Flash
Emily Kelly, Wilson HS/WNY Flash
Andrea Judasz, Lancaster HS/Empire
Sarah Bykowicz, Grand Island HS/Empire

CANISIUS COLLEGE

Hope Balling, Tonawanda HS/WNY Flash
Maddie Sowinski, Cardinal O'Hara HS/WNY Flash
Emily Dorr, Liverpool HS/Syracuse DA
Hannah Morpurgo, Trumansburg HS/Syracuse DA

ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

Emily Foltz, Newfane HS/WNY Flash
Carolyn Brussel, C.W. Baker HS (Syracuse)/Syracuse DA
Alex Farrance, Penfield HS (Rochester)/Empire United
Kacie Filian, Palatine HS (Chicago)/FCX Black
Claire Hensley, St. Francis College Prep (Illinois)

Ryan Kunkle, Elyria Catholic HS (Lorain, Ohio)
Mia Thatcher, New Albany HS (Ohio)/Classics Eagles
Molly Williams, Victor HS (Rochester)/Junior Rhinos

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY

Ashley LoFranco, St. Theresa of Lisieux (Ontario)/Woodbridge SC
Ida Miceli, Woodbridge SC

RECRUITING CLASSES FOR LOCAL COLLEGES: DIVISIONS II AND III

Boys

MEDAILLE COLLEGE

Matt Wilson, Depew HS/GPS
Aaron Holler, Tonawanda HS

DAEMEN COLLEGE

Ryan Moretta, Cheektowaga HS
Jamieson Pitts, Maine-Endwell HS/BC United (Binghamton)
Philipp Schmidt, Lahr, Germany
Andrew Male, Ontario HS (Mansfield, Ohio)

FREDONIA STATE

Oleg Savka, Penfield HS (Rochester)

Girls

DAEMEN COLLEGE

Lexy Hayes, Estrella Foothills (Arizona)
Kate Sidoti, Greece Athena (Rochester)
Maddie Emmi, Christian Central

BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE

Kayla Derenda, Alden HS/WNY Flash
Allie Reeds, Christian Central/GPS
Olivia Colby, Kenmore East HS/GPS
Catelynn Ruggiero, Lancaster HS/GPS
Alexis Hanson, West Broward HS

TRANSFERS:

Sydney Gilmore, University of Delaware to University at Buffalo (HS in Syracuse)

ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS OUTSIDE NCAA:

Mikayla Crofford, GPS to Indiana Wesleyan (NAIA)
Rachael Foote, GPS to SUNY ESF (USCAA)

FUTURE VERBALS:

Rachel Hutchison, Athens HS (Ohio) to St. Bonaventure (2019)
Sophie Landers, Frontier HS/WNY Flash to Brockport (2019)

Alexa Chiarenza, Grand Island HS/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo (2019)
Allyson Evoniuk, Nardin HS/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo (2019)
Candice Kasahara, Williamsville North HS/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo (2019)
Jenny Mandarano, York/Rochester FC to University at Buffalo (2019)
Tatyjana Scalisi, Williamsville South/WNY Flash to University at Buffalo (2019)
Alissa Stewart, Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS/Burlington Bayhawks to University at Buffalo (2019)
Leah Wengender, Spencerport/Rochester FC to University at Buffalo (2019)

Julia Schurr, Orchard Park HS/WNY Flash to Canisius College (2019)
Ali Jurkowski, Lancaster HS/WNY Flash to Canisius College (2019)

Sam Carlson, St. Mary's HS/WNY Flash to Niagara University (2020)
Skylar Baun, St. Mary's HS/WNY Flash to Lipscomb University (2020)
Molly Tobin, Kenmore West/WNY Flash to Niagara University (2020)
Ashley Ladner, Oceanside, NY (Albertson Fury ECNL) to University at Buffalo (2020)
Emily Yaple, Villa Maria (Erie, PA)/Beadling to University at Buffalo (2020)

Look back at last year's recruiting tracker:

2017 Buffalo college soccer recruiting tracker

Email: btsujimoto@buffnews.com

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