We talk a lot at TopDrawerSoccer about the outstanding youth players in the IMG Academy 150, but there are hundreds of others in each age group that deserve recognition as well. So, each Friday following the Monday release of an IMG Academy 150 update, we will highlight eleven of the regionally ranked players from around the country for that class.
You can check their rankings as well as all the other regionally ranked players here.
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Addison Parrish, Defender, Shattuck St. Mary’s – Parrish is a former member of Sporting Iowa where he earned a spot on the USYS ODP Region II team. He decided to spend his senior year at the Development Academy in Minnesota before heading to Loyola-Chicago in the fall.
Shane Bradley, Defender, Philadelphia Union – Bradley, along with twin brother Conor, was named a Pennsylvania all-star by TopDrawerSoccer for his play at prep standout Haverford School. When not playing high school soccer, the Villanova recruit is a starter for the Union’s U18 academy.
Michael Cormack, Midfield, IMG Academy – A four year veteran of IMG, Cormack has started 77 of 84 matches played in the Development Academy. He is verbally committed to West Virginia.
Carson Jeffris, Midfield/Forward, DC United – The James Madison recruit is a three-year member of the DC United system and was a TDS Unsigned Showcase participant in 2014.
Victor Falck, Midfield, Richmond United – Falck started commuting to Richmond United in 2014 when his home club, Virginia Rush, was no longer a Development Academy member. He has started 37 matches in midfield for Richmond in the last two seasons, and will head to Virginia in the fall.
Dylan Nealis, Midfield, BW Gottschee – Nealis was named to the TopDrawerSoccer Best XI for his play at the Development Academy showcase in December and is considered by TDS as a potential YNT contributor. The Georgetown recruit has four goals for the undefeated and No. 1 ranked BW Gottschee U18 side during the 2015 season.
John Dale, Midfield, Seattle Sounders – The Davidson recruit was a Generation adidas ESP invitee in 2014.
Dontrim Namani, Midfield, Continental FC Delco – Another Penn duo, Namani and his brother Defrim are both committed to St. Joseph’s for the fall of 2016. Dontrim has played 15 matches for the Delco U18 Academy this season, starting 13, as has added three goals.
Giovane Lobo, Midfield, Real So Cal – The FC Los Angeles holding midfielder is a developmental player for Real So Cal’s U18 Development Academy. He was named to the best xi at the TopDrawerSoccer.com Los Angeles Unsigned Showcase two years in a row.
Kyle Casey, Forward, New York Red Bulls – The Red Bulls’ forward has scored three goals in just four starts during the 2015-16 season and is verbally committed to 2015 NCAA champion Stanford.