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SIMA Alumni Open Collegiate Seasons this Weekend

By SIMA, 08/30/19, 12:30PM EDT


Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the opening of collegiate soccer across the country. With approximately 103 SIMA alumni currently playing collegiately representing 63 colleges, many of them are ready to open their seasons this weekend.

Of the collegiate teams represented by alumni, there will be 37 season opening matches held this weekend, 33 of them will be set to play today, Friday, August 30. There will also be five alumni matchups to kick off the season including the highly anticipated Wake Forest University versus University of Central Florida match slated for later today in North Carolina. Bruno Lapa ’16 will be leading the charge for the Demon Deacons as they defend their turf against the Knights with Matt Douglass ’18 and Jeremy Di Lallo ’19.

Several of the teams are participating in tournament play to open their seasons. Weston King ’19 and his University of Louisville Cardinals will be making their debut on the ACC Network against Cleveland State tonight. They will be joined throughout the season by other ACC teams featuring SIMA alumni including Kentucky with Enrique Facusse ‘17, Clemson University with Nolan Lennon ’15, Malick Mbaye ’16, Nate Hall ’16, Justin Malou ’17, and Philip Mayaka ’19, and University of Pittsburgh with Edward Kizza ’17, Pierre Mane ’17, Rodrigo de Almeida ’18 and Jackson Walti ’18 just to name a few.

Many conferences are represented by our SIMA alumni and each division of colligate soccer including NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA, and NJCAA. Several of our alumni will be hitting the collegiate turf for the first time while others are already looking at their last season.

Below is the full list of SIMA alumni represented teams with their season openers.

Alumni Matchups

Team Alumni Team Alumni Date
Alabama -Birmingham Grayson Dupont '16 vs. Marguette Jett Blaschka '18 Friday, Aug 30
Wake Forest Bruno Lapa '16 vs. University of Central Florida Matt Douglass '18 Friday, Aug 30
Jeremy Di Lallo '19
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Karim Lauba '16 Valparaiso University Dehai Abraham '17 Friday, Aug 30
St. Bonaventure University Shea Curey '17 vs. Florida International University Talla Faye '18 Friday, Aug 30
Howard University Matteo turner '17 vs. Longwood Adam Kiernan '19 Saturday, Aug 31
Jaime Lafarga '17
SIMA Alum team vs. opponent Date Featuring
Clemson University vs. South Carolina Friday, Aug 30 Philip Mayaka '19
Nolan Lennon '15
Malick Mbaye '16
Nate Hall '16
Justin Malou '17
University of Dayton vs. University of Illinois - Chicago Friday, Aug 30 Frederico Barrios '15
Cabrini University vs. Haverford Friday, Aug 30 Chris Araujo '16
Virginia Commonwealth vs. Eastern Tennessee State Friday, Aug 30 Biska Biyombo '16
Kyle Simon '18
University of Portland vs. Colgate Friday, Aug 30 Esteban Calvo '16
Caua Soares '17
Manhattanville College vs. Sage Friday, Aug 30 Nicholas Capri '16
University of California - Riverside vs. Bryant Friday, Aug 30 Joao Esteves '16
St. Louis University vs. Notre Dame Saturday, Aug 31 Leonardo Novaes '16
Eastern Illinois University vs. Evansville Friday, Aug 30 Matheus Santos '16
College of Charleston vs. Stetson Friday, Aug 30 Joao Mauricio de Souza '17
University of Pittsburgh vs. Indiana Friday, Aug 30 Edward Kizza '17
Pierre Mane '17
Rodrigo de Almeida '18
Jackson Walti '18
Butler University vs. Western Michigan Friday, Aug 30 Usman Gil Ivern '17
Gabriel Gjergji '18
Radford University vs. Liberty Friday, Aug 30 Simon Grande '18
Ohio State University vs. California State - Northbridge Friday, Aug 30 Joshua Jackson '17
University of San Francisco vs. Seattle Friday, Aug 30 Santiago Sarmiento '17
Nathan Simeon '19
Loyola University - Maryland at NC State Friday, Aug 30 Chase Vosvick '17
New Jersey Institute of Technology vs. Sacred Heart Friday, Aug 30 Arrio Rusnak '18
Hanover College vs. Centre Friday, Aug 30 Luca Galliteli Lebrun '18
Seton Hall University vs. Central Connecticut State Friday, Aug 30 Jose Facusse '18
Marshall University vs. Purdue - Fort Wayne Friday, Aug 30 Daniel Cannon '18
Bleno Cruz '19
Joao Pedro Souza '19
Gabe Sitler '19
Luther College vs. Johnson and Wales Friday, Aug 30 Giancarlo Leite '18
Luiz Sodre '19
Appalachian State University vs. St. John's Friday, Aug 30 Christian Licea '18
Kelvin Mulinya '19
Diogenes "Mayola" Kinyua '19
St. Thomas University at Florida Memorial Thursday, August 29 Santiago Gil Martinez '18
Mario Valdes '19
Knox College vs. Loras Friday, Aug 30 Yohane Griffin '18
Joao Freire '19
Georgia Southern vs. UNC Wilmington Friday, Aug 30 John Fay '18
Northeastern University vs. UMass Friday, Aug 30 Bernardo Grancindo '19
St. Francis University vs. Siena Sunday, Sept 1 Xavier Laneuville'19
University of Louisville vs. Cleveland State Friday, Aug 30 Weston King '19
UNC Cahrlotte vs. Gardner-Webb Friday, Aug 30 Kameron Lacey '19
Jacksonville University vs. Marist Friday, Aug 30 Gabriel Simoneau '19
Elizabethtown College vs. Rensselaer Polytech Institute Friday, Aug 30 Jevon Forbes '19
Kentucky vs. Albany Friday, Aug 30 Enrique Facusse '17