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Star 2013s make commitment headlines

Published: February 16, 2012

Kellyn Acosta would like to be a professional soccer player some day. And, well …

“Maryland produces a lot of professionals,” he said.

Sounds like a perfect fit to me.

Acosta, our No. 5 ranked 2013 prospect, has given his verbal to join the Terrapins in a year and a half. By then, he’ll have added to his lengthy list of impressive credentials. 

The athletic FC Dallas standout has his share of big-game experience as he was a U.S. U17 Residency player and frequent national program performer.

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He’s shown the ability to both attack and defend effectively, which will give Maryland options. Acosta had plenty of options himself, and considered other ACC programs Virginia, Wake Forest and North Carolina – not to mention Akron and SMU.

“I really like the coaches at Maryland, the campus and the team,” he said. “It’s a really good school and program.”

Other 2013 newsmakers include Colin Webb, ranked No. 28 in the Top 100, who announced that he has verbally committed to Indiana. 

Webb is a skilled goalkeeper for Albion SC where he has played up during stints of his young career. He was showcased with the U18 team back in 2009 and has also received calls in from the U.S. Soccer program.

PA Classics striker Connor Maloney made it known that he will stay in-state to attend Penn State beginning in 2013.

Connor, ranked No. 54 in our Top 100, is a small and shifty player who looks to combine with his teammates first. Maloney has been named to the Development Academy East Conference Starting XI, and is a team captain.

And now that the 2013s have hijacked the news, on to the 2012s:

Jordyn Cikesh (Fox Valley Strikers) has verbally committed to Lewis University for the 2012 season.

Austin Burke (Cypress FC Premier) has signed with UC Irvine for the 2012 season.

Leland Newhaller (Tampa Bay United) has signed to American for the 2012 season.  

Rayon Gibbs (Central Jackson Soccer Org) has signed with UNC Asheville for the 2012 season.

Ryan Kretz (San Diego Surf) has signed with LMU for the 2012 season.

Chris Berardi (Empire United SA) has signed with Canisius for the 2012 season.

Matthew Praino (FC Westchester) has signed with NJIT for the 2012 season.

Jason Kayne (Sockers FC) has signed with Tufts University for the 2012 season.

Jared Dublin (F.C. Westchester) has signed with Monmouth for the 2012 season.

Connor McCafferty has signed with Wright State for the 2012 season.

Mattias Thompson (Maui United) has signed with Lenoire-Rhyne University for the 2012 season.

Clarke Foxand (Spirit United Strikers) signed with Bucknell for the 2012 season.

George Mansour (San Diego Football Academy) signed with UC Irvine for the 2012 season.

Andrew Sotak (NC Fusion) has signed with UNC Asheville for the 2012 season.

Charles DeFeo (Seacoast United) has signed with Vermont for the 2012 season.

Kevin Fallet (Real Bethesda) has signed with High Point for the 2012 season.

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