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Men’s soccer players competing in PDL and NPSL during the summer
Keegan among PDL scoring leaders for second consecutive year
June 29, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—The Binghamton men’s soccer team does not report to campus for another month, but 12 of its players have been been competing in either the Premier Development League (PDL) or the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). Spanning the country from Binghamton to California, the Bearcats have used the summer to hone their skills for the upcoming season.
One player who is having his second straight successful PDL campaign is senior forward Jake Keegan, who is once again playing for the Westchester Flames. In just 10 games, he is tied for second in the entire PDL with nine goals and is also tied for fourth with 19 points. In 2011, Keegan was named to the PDL All-Star team at the conclusion of the summer.
Playing for the Western Massachusetts Pioneers this summer are seniors Trey Jasenski, Austin Hughes and Adam Whitehead. Junior Marts Reid-Warden is with the Vermont Voltage and fellow junior Chris Hayen is with the Long Island Rough Riders. Sophomore Derrick Ladearious is also training with the Long Island Rough Riders.
Junior Tommy Moon is with the D.C. United’s U-23 team this summer. Coached by former D.C. United standout Jamie Moreno, the squad has been competing against various PDL teams during the summer as well as Major League Soccer (MLS) reserve teams this summer.
The player who has traveled the greatest distance to play with a PDL team this summer is sophomore Ben Nicholson. He is currently with the Pali Blues, located in California.
In the NPSL, sophomore Tucker Sandercock is with the FC Sonic, which is located in his home state of Pennsylvania. Fellow sophomore Matt McCoy and recent graduate Ryan Walter are with FC in Buffalo. Incoming freshman Logan Calvey, meanwhile, is with the Greater Binghamton Football Club (GBFC).