3 BC men called to National camps
Published: January 7, 2011
Three Boston College men’s soccer players – midfielder Kyle Bekker, defender Sacir Hot and midfielder Colin Murphy – have each been invited to participate in national team training camps set to take place in the coming days/weeks.
Bekker, of Oakville, Ontario, will participate in the Canadian U-23 national team training camp from Jan. 13-22, 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz. Hot, of Fair Lawn, N.J., is one of 25 players invited to the U.S. U-20 training camp that is to be held from Jan. 2-13 in Fr. Lauderdale, Fla. Murphy, of Onehunga, New Zealand, is one of 30 players invited to the New Zealand U-20 national team training camp from Jan. 2-6 in Auckland.
Bekker has started all 43 games in his two years at Boston College. He has registered 27 points – eight goals and 11 assists. Bekker captured All-Atlantic Coast Conference and NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second-team honors as a sophomore in 2010. He was previously invited to attend a November Canadian Olympic team training camp in Ft. Lauderdale that conflicted with collegiate postseason competition.
The Canadian U23 Olympic team features players born in 1989 or later. The oldest players are 21 years old this year, 22 years old next year and 23 years old in 2012.
Hot has played in 29 games along the Boston College backline in his two years at Boston College. He missed seven games in 2010 because of injury. A 6-foot-1, 184-pound central defender, Hot captured NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region first-team accolades this fall. He is one of 11 collegiate soccer players called by U.S. U-20 head coach Thomas Rongen to participate in the 12-day training camp.
Hot previously participated in the U-20 MNT training camp in San Jose from June 27 - July 5, 2010 and joined the U-20 team later that month to help capture the 2010 Milk Cup with a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
Murphy has played in 42 games and has registered 39 starts in his two years at Boston College. He has registered 11 points – two goals and seven assists.
In additional news, BC alum Alejandro Bedoya ’09 is one of 24 players called to U.S. Men’s National Team training camp by head coach Bob Bradley. That camp is scheduled to begin on Jan. 4 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The team will prepare for the first match of 2011, a friendly against Chile on Jan. 22. Bedoya, who plays professionally for Orebro in Sweden, leads a small European-based contingent that will attend the camp. He has earned six caps in 2010 and a spot on the 30-man preliminary roster for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.