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It's no coincidence !
It's no coincidence that so many Gator and Nova players are having unprecedented success in the collegiate ranks. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the universities reaping the rewards of having Gator or Nova players.
Before Nova players, Dalton Amez, Keaton Levock and Antonio Anselmi stepped on to the campus, Northwood University never even considered challenging for a conference championship in division II play. Now, on account of the stellar play of Amez and Levock, Northwood has jumped on to the nation stage, after winning the GLIAC League championship and back to back GLIAC tournament championships.
University of Florida
Sarah Troccoli jumped on to the national stage in her first game against the national champion and rival, Florida State. The legendary Gator player was not intimidated at all and proved she belonged by scoring the winning goal. Now, Sarah, along with her teammates, have won the SEC championship with a 2 to 1 victory over Texas A & M. The Florida team is one of the best teams in the county and must be considered one of the favorites to win the national championship.
Traditionally, the Gators are known for developing great technical field players but now, since All American goalkeeper, Chelsea Parise led GVSU to a string of national championships, the Gator/Nova club is becoming known as a clearinghouse for great keepers. Emily Zweng is part of that tradition and All tournament keeper was a huge part in the success of Oakland's championship run.
University of Detroit
And speaking of great keepers, no one epitomizes the strength of that position more than Nate Steinwascher. Nathan is the 2014 Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and the Horizon League Defensive Player of the year. The standout finished the season with a league high 81.2 save percentage. Following in his brothers footsteps is midfielder sophomore Spencer Steinwascher who was named to the 2015 Radisson Invitational All-Tournament Team. Anxiously awaiting his chance to defend the Titans goal fulltime is sophomore, Robbie Beckwell. In 2014 during his time in the net, Robbie finished the season with a 0.41 goals against average and 92.9 save percentage in 220 minutes played
Western Michigan University
No college staff learned quicker than the Western Michigan coaches that to win at the highest level, you need to fortify your ranks with as many Gator layers as possible. With players like Aubrey Soudemire, Dianna Dedvukaj, Rachel Cheney, Kyle Nylen, Heather Picariello, Lacey A Zahn, Liz Abro, Irene Young, to newcomer like Maria Jaramillo, the Bronco's have enjoyed great success with 3 championships and two appearances in the NCAA tournament. It's no coincidence that this program has pushed itself up into an elite status by opening up a pipeline to Gator players.
Ferris State University
With a 14-5-1 record, FSU has turned their program around and is clearly on the precipice of greatness. Why? Just look at the roster. It has heavily armored itself with Gator greats. They have Amanda Mathey, Kate Kelly, Casey Shauman, Sabrina Austin, Hunter Dolan, Alexis Schodowski, Audrey Romine, to name the present layers. If the trend continues, look for a change of guard at the top of Division II play.
With the recruiting of Sophia Maccagnone, Shannon Mcdevitt, Addie Scharr, Jamison Midgely, and Maddie Toth, all players who were taught the Gator refinement of touch and technical play, the Butler Bulldogs have risen from obscurity to a Big East Championship and a ticket to the NCAA tourney. With the recent signing of the heralded striker, Ania Savage, from the Gators, Butler looks to capitalize on their success by adding a big ticket player to their ranks.
It's no coincidence that these players, along with so many more, are enjoying great success on the bigger stage.
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