Ron Smith of USA Sports Tours & Events announces tour schedule, teams and coaches for upcoming USA D-3 Soccer Teams – Brazil Tour 2018.
The USA D-3 Soccer Teams are invited NCAA Division III men's and women's players from across the country. This team is comprised of players recognized as All Americans, All Region and All Conference. The 15 women's players represent 10 different colleges and universities and come from 8 different home states. The 16 men's players also hail from 8 different schools and 8 different home states. This team truly comes from almost every part of the USA.
"Brad Bankhead (Head Men's Soccer Coach – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor) will be our 2018 USA D-3 Soccer Head Coach. Brad is coming off the 2017 season where he led the Cru to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and was named WEST Region and American Southwest Conference Coach of the year.
We are fortunate to have Josh Hess (Head Women's Soccer Coach - Mount St. Joseph), one of the brightest up and coming soccer coaches, leading our USA D-3 Women's Team.
"Many of the players on this year's USA / Brazil Tour team had great individual seasons and led their teams into post season play."
"I believe that the players on these teams will be some of the same players we see recognized as All Americans, All Region and All Conference players in the Fall of 2018. This is an outstanding group of young men and women." says Ron Smith. "This tour is designed to expose players to a great soccer experience while providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for educational, cultural and social growth."
The USA D-3 Soccer tour will run from May 28 through June 6. The squads will begin with orientation in Orlando, Florida on May 28th before the team flies to Sao Paulo, Brazil that evening. The teams will practice on May 29th in the City of Jundiai before playing their first two matches on May 30 and 31 in the cities of Jundiai and Valinhos. The teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro on Friday, June 1st. The teams will play their 3rd match on Saturday, June 2nd and their 4th on Monday, June 6th versus teams from Rio de Janeiro. The two USA D-3 Soccer teams will be competing against top U-22 club teams from the States of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits. While in Rio the team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
USA D-3 Soccer Team Rosters
USA D-3 Women's Soccer Team
Flower Edington Illinois Wesleyan University
Cassidy Evanson Hanover College
Kayla Haberbosch Arcadia University
Cameron Hindel Illinois Wesleyan University
Sarah Krisa Hardin-Simmons University
Madison Link University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Emalee McMaude University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Josey Meyer Hardin-Simmons University
Megan Radosta Berry College
Maddie Rechel Mount St. Joseph University
Sarah Rempe University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Sydney Schroder Coe College
Kali Trunca Johnson & wales University
Lizzy Ward Coe College
Jessica Wells Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
USA D-3 Women's Soccer Coach
USA D-3 Women's Soccer Head Coach Josh Hess – Mount St. Joseph University
USA D-3 Men's Soccer Team
Bennett Bugbee Pacific Lutheran University
Ethan Butler Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Steven Dang University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Caleb Ford Berry College
Chris Fusaro Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Marcelo Gaitan University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Preston Hillis Hardin-Simmons University
Alec Jones Berry College
Nick King Elmhurst College
Ross Klauer Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Brevin Lacy Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Phillip Le Austin College
Martin Lopez University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Patrick Santini Gettysburg College
Caleb Vandergriff University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jake Williamson Berry College
USA D-3 Men's Soccer Coach
USA D-3 Men's Soccer Head Coach Brad Bankhead – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor