Youth players make college commitments

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Six members of the New England Revolution youth teams – Under-18s Cameron Bielski (Dover, Mass.), Cole Denormandie (Lincoln, Mass.), Matthew Keys (Norfolk, Mass.) and Sean MacDonald (Candia, N.H.), and Under-16s Yannick Kabala (Manchester, N.H.) and Mitchell Taintor (Storrs, Conn.) – have announced their commitments to college soccer programs. 

“We are very proud that our players have reached decisions as to where to attend college as they prepare for the next phase of their soccer careers,” said Revolution Director of Youth Development Bryan Scales. “They are terrific young men and I expect that they will make a positive impact at these universities, both on and off the soccer field.”

High school seniors:

Cameron Bielski (Dover-Sherborn) – University of New Hampshire (National Letter of Intent)
Cole Denormandie (Lincoln-Sudbury) – University of Cincinnati (National Letter of Intent)
Yannick Kabala (Manchester Central) – Southern New Hampshire University (National Letter of Intent)
Matthew Keys (King Philip Regional) – University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Sean MacDonald (Manchester Central) – Southern New Hampshire University

High school juniors:

Mitchell Taintor (E.O. Smith) – Rutgers University

Denormandie and Keys earned high school All-American accolades by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) following last fall’s high school soccer season. In addition, Denormandie, Keys, Bielski and Taintor also earned NSCAA High School All-Region I (New England) honors.

Outside of regular training, both the Revolution U18s and U16s have a break from competition until early March when the Revs continue their third season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Kicking off a series of home matches, the Revolution youth teams will play NJSA 04 at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, March 5. The team’s regular training schedule includes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening sessions at Gillette Stadium.