2011-12 youth squads announced

Revs release rosters for next year’s Under-18 and Under-16 teams

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has announced the rosters for the 2011-12 Under-18 and Under-16 youth teams, as selected by the youth development coaching staff during a series of invitational and open tryouts in June and July.

Coming off the 2010-11 season which saw the Under-16 team qualify for the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs for the second consecutive time in the program’s three-year history, the upcoming year’s squads are highlighted by multiple returning players, including two members of the Under-18 team who are entering their third year in the Revs’ youth system.

“We are excited to add a number of new young players to our Academy,” said Director of Youth Development Bryan Scales. “Coming in, they are a talented group and we are looking forward to working with them to continue their development.”

In total, 40 players from the New England region were selected for the Revolution’s youth squads, 19 for the under-18 team and 21 for the under-16 team. Scales and his staff added 18 new players, including seven U18s and 11 U16 players.

“In addition to the playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, our players are continuously challenged through other opportunities,” stated Scales. “This past year, we’ve had players participate in the Generation adidas U17 Cup, MLS Reserve Division games and Revolution senior team training sessions. We hope to incorporate more players into these valuable opportunities this year.”

Entering its fourth season, the Revolution’s youth program is the only fully-funded youth soccer program in New England, and competes in the prestigious U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Qualified and talented players are accepted into the program without regard to their financial situation. All players’ needs and expenses related to soccer activities – training, facilities, equipment, uniforms, travel associated with competitions – are provided by the Revolution at no cost to the players or their families.

Players born January 1, 1995 or after are eligible for the Under-16 team, while players eligible for the Under-18 team were born on January 1, 1993 or after.

2011-12 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNDER-18 ROSTER

No. Name POS HT Birthdate Hometown Former Club
37 Matthew Bitchell* F 5-11 03/15/1994 Byfield, Mass. FC Bolts
11 Andrew Burnham D 6-1 07/08/1994 Rockport, Mass. FC Bolts
37 Chandler Burnham 6-1 07/08/1994 Rockport, Mass. FC Bolts
16  Daniel Chmura*^ D 6-0 02/03/1993 Wilbraham, Mass. Western FC
18 Devin Devoy*** F 5-8 10/10/1994 North Attleborough, Mass. FC Bolts
10 Diego Fagundez** 5-6 02/14/1995 Leominster, Mass. FC United
2 Willis Griffith* D 6-0 08/09/1994 Amherst, N.H. Seacoast United
34  Jack Hilger** M 5-9 05/15/1994 Hopkinton, Mass. FC Puma
28 Nicholas Hoffman  5-8 06/22/1994 Southborough, Mass. NEFC
15   Valdair Lopes 5-6 03/25/1994 Providence, R.I. Bruno United
36  Dominik Machado** M 5-7 12/01/1994 Attleborough, Mass. Explosion FC
38  Peguy Ngatcha* F 6-1 02/28/1994 Manchester, N.H. NH Classics
8 Ramiro Osario 6-0 10/12/1994 Hooksett, N.H. Seacoast United
30 Colin Patch M 6-3 09/26/1993 Providence, R.I. FC Bolts
20 Rainer Randell M 5-7 1/26/1994 Cranston, R.I. Blackwatch Premier
31 Forest Sisk*** D 5-10 04/09/1994 Sudbury, Mass FC Bolts
35   Colin Sweeney*  5-6 02/10/1994 Northborough, Mass. FC Blazers
42 Mitchell Taintor** D 6-2  09/11/1994 Storrs, Conn. Northeast United FC
1 Tyler Zon*^ GK 6-2 12/14/1993 Wellesley, Mass. FC United

2011-12 NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNDER-16 ROSTER

No. Name POS HT Birthdate Hometown Former Club
21  Luke Albertini  M 5-10 04/021996 North Attleborough, Mass FC Bolts
14 Daniel Apajee* M 5-9  03/28/1996 Cranston, R.I. Blackwatch Premier
12 Austin Aviza  GK 6-1 02/17/1997 Medway, Mass. NEFC
20 Derek Blanchette* 5-2 02/03/1997 Hope, RI Blackwatch Premier
19 Dan Casey D 6-1 01/09/1996 Westborough, Mass. FC Bolts
3 Matthew Cooper 5-11 05/08/1995 Londonderry, N.H. Seacoast United
25  Federico Ferre* D 5-6 03/10/1995 Waltham, Mass. MPS
44 Gregory Forgue 5-7 10/23/1995 Lincoln, R.I. FC Bolts
7 Mawolo Gissie  F 6-0  11/23/1996 Worcester, Mass. NEFC
40 David Hepp* GK 5-9 02/27/1995 Natick, Mass. MPS
23 Zachery Herivaux 5-10 02/01/1996 Brookline, Mass. Shalrie Joseph
29 Kevin Herrera* F 5-7 07/10/1996 Lynn, Mass. FC Bolts
6   Guyllain Kabala D/M 5-8  10/14/1996  Manchester, N.H. Seacoast United
17 Ryan Kingsley*  5-8 02/28/1995 North Attleborough, Mass. Blackwatch Premier
9 Amadu Kunateh 5-7 01/24/1997 Lynn, Mass. North Shore United
26 Erik Martel  5-8 04/18/1995 Bedford, N.H.  NH Classics
24 Declan McCabe* M 5-8 01/12/1996 Weston, Mass. MPS
43 Matthew Mozynski* GK  6-2 05/10/1995 Bellingham, Mass. MPS
41  Christian Sady** D 5-8 01/05/1995 North Andover, Mass. NE Aztecs
22 Casey Schehl  D/M 5-8 01/15/1995 Bedford, Mass. Seacoast United
4 Will Szostkiewicz* 5-10 03/11/1995  Longmeadow, Mass. MPS

Director of Youth Development and Head Coach, Under-16s: Bryan Scales
Revolution Academy Director and Assistant Coach, Under-18s: Deven Apajee
Head Coach, Under-18s: John Frederick
Assistant Coach, Under-16s: Gary Hall
Goalkeepers Coach: Karl Spratt

* - Denotes number of seasons played previously with Revolution Under-16 squad
^ - Denotes number of seasons played previously with Revolution Under-18 squad