Revs' youth players make college commitments

Nine Revolution Under-18s to pursue college soccer careers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nine members of the New England Revolution Under-18 team have announced their commitments to college soccer programs, which they'll join this summer ahead of the fall 2014 semester.

The nine players who have already announced their commitments are:

Luke Albertini (North Attleborough, Mass.) – Central Connecticut State University

Danny Apajee (Cranston, R.I.) – Syracuse University

Freddie Ferre (Waltham, Mass.) – University of Massachusetts Lowell

Bruce Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) – Tufts University

Declan McCabe (Weston, Mass.) – Georgetown University

Will Rasid (Wilbraham, Mass.) – University of New Hampshire

Lucas Ritzer (Sutton, Mass.) – Providence College

Christian Sady (North Andover, Mass.) – Harvard University

Wes Turner (Newton, Mass.) – Northeastern University

“We are excited to watch the continued development of these student-athletes at the collegiate level,” said Revolution Director of Youth Development and Under-16 Head Coach Bryan Scales. “They have all represented the New England Revolution with professionalism and class, and I know that they’ll continue to thrive at these universities both on and off the field.”

Additional U18 players are expected to finalize their collegiate commitments in the coming months.

Outside of regular training, the youth teams have a break from competition until early March, when the Revs will continue their sixth season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. The Under-14 team will resume play on Saturday, March 1, 2014, against BSC CT Academy in Bridgeport, Conn. The Under-18s and Under-16s kick off the spring portion of the schedule the following weekend at Gillette Stadium, when all three teams take on Everton FC Westchester.