The Athletic Coast Conference has named three Montverde Academy and SIMA alumni to their ACC Preseason Watch List for Men’s Soccer out of 12 names, each representing an ACC team. Edward Kizza ‘17, Bruno Lapa ‘16, and Malick Mbaye ‘16 are representing their teams on this ACC watch list.
Kizza, originally from Kampala, Uganda, is currently in his junior season at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Kizza came to Montverde Academy and joined the SIMA program in 2014. Since his graduation from MVA and his start at Pitt, Kizza has received several career highlights for the Panthers including two-time All-ACC Academic Team, ACC All-Freshman Team, All-ACC First team, and more.
Mbaye, originally from Dakar, Senegal, is currently in his senior season at Clemson University in South Carolina. Mbaye came to Montverde Academy and joined the SIMA program in 2013. Since his graduation from MVA he has received numerous accolades while on the Tiger roster including All-ACC Freshman Team, Newcomer of the Year Award, and ACC Academic Honor Roll. As a defender,
Lapa, originally from Curitiba, Brazil, is currently in his senior season at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Lapa came to Montverde Academy in 2014. Since his graduation from the Academy, Lapa has received a plethora of accolades as a midfielder on the Demon Deacon roster including ACC Midfielder of the Year, First Team All-ACC, MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist, and many more.
As members of teams in the ACC, you can find them on the new ACC Network with Lapa and Wake Forest kicking off men’s soccer coverage at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 against Creighton. Pittsburgh and Kizza will find their airtime at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 16 against Akron. Mbaye and Clemson will play right on their heels with a game on the ACCN at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17 against Fordham. The ACCN will also cover the entire ACC Championship tournament starting November 5 through November 13.