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International Prep alum Ezana Kahsay, FC Buffalo defender Brian Paredes and former Buffalo State goalkeeper Will Banahene have been selected to represent the National Premier Soccer League's Midwest Region in front of professional scouts at the annual NPSL Player Showcase. The fourth annual event runs from Jan. 13 to 15 in Kissimmee, Fla., where 17 players from each of …

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Liam Callahan's Syracuse Orange and Ezana Kahsay's Akron Zips have both advanced to Kansas City, Kansas, for the Dec. 11 NCAA College Cup semifinals. The Sweet Home High School graduate Callahan assisted on Ben Polk's goal in the 79th minute as Syracuse blanked Boston College, 1-0. The Golden Eagles were the last team to beat the Orange, back on Oct. 30. Watch the highlig…

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He doesn't grab national headlines like teammates Richie Laryea and Adam Najem, nor is he a grizzled upperclassman leader like Andrew Souders, Brad Ruhaak and Jake Fenlason, but Ezana Kahsay plays an important role for the Akron Zips men's soccer team. A 2013 graduate of International Prep in Buffalo, the red-shirt freshman is not a starter for the country's No. 5 ranked …

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Section VI high school soccer isn't yet a hotbed of talent, but its graduates are making impacts across all NCAA divisions. From two players who remain in the hunt for the College Cup to a whopping 19 #PrepTalkAlums who don the blue and white at Fredonia, these athletes represent Western New York and the products of improving youth soccer in the area. [Read about the…

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Not since 2004 has a Western New York boys high school soccer alumnus won an NCAA Division I National Championship, and that player -- Indiana University's Jordan Chirico, who actually claimed back-to-back titles -- hailed from Section V power Livonia. In 2015, two Section VI alums are still alive in the hunt for the national title, as Syracuse's Liam Callahan (Sweet Home…