Twelve Sounders FC Academy Players Commit to Colleges
Posted by: Sounders FC Public Relations
RENTON, Wash. – Twelve members of the Seattle Sounders FC Academy Under-18 team have committed their futures to collegiate soccer programs. The National Letter of Intent signing period began on February 5.
Among those that have signed a NLI, Paul Christensen, a goalkeeper who participated in the U.S. Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., has committed to play at Portland. Five players have chosen to stay in state, including Henry Wingo (Washington), Garrett Barber and Marcus Tinsley (Western Washington), and Ben Willis and Fischer Gallinger (Gonzaga). Three players will play collegiately in California while three others will play on the East Coast.
Along with developing talent for the Major League Soccer club's senior team, the Sounders FC Academy also strives to develop young men to maximize their educational options.
List of Seattle Sounders FC Academy Under-18 Commitments
Seyi Adekoya (Forward, Lakeside): UCLA
Garrett Barber (Defender, Mount Vernon HS): Western Washington
Satoshi Chaffin (Forward, Rogers HS): Santa Clara
Paul Christensen (Goalkeeper, Woodinville HS): Portland
Justin Crichlow (Defender, Meadowdale HS): Harvard
Fischer Gallinger (Defender, Gig Harbor HS): Gonzaga
Duncan McCormick (Midfielder, Seattle Academy) : Wake Forest
David Olsen (Forward, Thomas Jefferson HS): San Diego State
Marcus Tinsley (Defender, Todd Beamer HS): Western Washington
Matt Reinikka (Defender, Henry Jackson HS): Davidson
Ben Willis (Goalkeeper, Federal Way HS): Gonzaga
Henry Wingo (Forward, Shorecrest HS: Washington