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Republic FC announces youth academy rosters

Republic FC has announced the rosters for its three inaugural youth academy teams that will begin a 10-month, 30-match season on Sept. 5 against the visiting San Jose Earthquakes Academy.

Sacramento will field 67 players who will compete at the U-17/18, U-15/16 or U13-14 levels. They represent 14 youth clubs and 43 schools.

“The Republic FC Academy is a critical step in showcasing and improving the level of talent in the Sacramento region,” said Republic FC Academy Director Rod Underwood in a release. “Through the Republic FC Academy and others like it, U.S. Soccer hopes to increase the level of competition and play in both the domestic leagues and national teams.”

Republic FC’s two older teams will compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Northwest Division against Major League Soccer academies from San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver and Portland. The U-13/14 team will also compete in the Northwest Division, though against mainly regional clubs.

The U-17/18 team is coached by Benjamin Ziemer; the U-14/15 team by Brian Willey and the U-13/14 team by Simon Elliott.

Ziemer has coached on youth, high school and college levels and assisted the U-14/15 U.S. National Team. Willey is a former Sacramento State and American River College assistant coach who was most recently a head coach in the San Juan Academy program. Elliott was a longtime MLS player and veteran of the New Zealand Men’s National Team. He has coached with the Davis Legacy soccer club and as an assistant at UC Davis.

Sacramento is one of only three USL independent clubs with an academy program.

Bill Paterson: 916-326-5506, @SacBee_BillP

Sacramento Republic FC Academy U17/18 Roster

Pos.

Name

Previous Club

School

M

Giovanni Aguilar

Davis Legacy

Lindhurst High School

F

Micah Albert

San Juan Soccer Club

The Met High School

M

Francis Avoce

Davis Legacy

Davis Senior High School

F

Alberto Barron

Sacramento United

Liberty Ranch High School

F

Tomas Buchmiller

Sacramento United

Rio Americano High School

D

David Burns

San Juan Soccer Club

Charter University Prep

D

Samuel Dadzie

San Juan Soccer Club

Las Flores High School

M

Alexis Dionicio

Sacramento United

Laguna Creek High School

M

Will DuBay

San Juan Soccer Club

Vista del Lago High School

M

Jeffery Dukes

San Juan Soccer Club

Vacaville High School

GK

Hector Grajeda

San Juan Soccer Club

Excel Academy

F

Ivan Gutierrez

San Juan Soccer Club

Rio Vista High School

D

Mackenzie Harrington

Sacramento United

Rio Americano High School

D

Nabilai Kibunguchy

FC Elk Grove

Cosumnes Oaks High School

M

Ryley Kraft

Placer United

Independence High School

M

Adrian Martinez

Davis Legacy

Lindhurst High School

M

Nicolaus Medina

Real Sacramento

Rio Linda High School

D

Heriberto Melgoza

Sacramento United

UC Davis

M

Aroon Molina

San Juan Soccer Club

Foothill High School

D

Jovanni Morales

Davis Legacy

Davis Senior High School

GK

Michael Petri

San Juan Soccer Club

Oak Ridge High School

F

Joseph Restani

FC Elk Grove

Pleasant Grove High School

M

Clay Silvas

Almaden FC

El Serno Independent Study

D

Tyler Simkins

San Juan Soccer Club

California Connections Academy

M

Alexis Vazques

Sacramento United

Cordova High School

Sacramento Republic FC Academy U15/16 Roster

Pos.

Name

Previous Club

School

D

Tristyn Bailey

San Jose Earthquakes Academy

Clovis Online School

M

Ryan Branigan

Placer United

Roseville High School

M

Shaft Brewer

San Juan Soccer Club

Laguna Creek High School

M

Alexander Chimenti

San Juan Soccer Club

Oak Ridge High School

M

Lucas Churchill

Sacramento United

Jesuit High School

GK

Armando Conover

Sacramento United

CK McClatchy High School

GK

Cameron Douglas

San Jose Earthquakes Academy

Granite Bay High School

GK

Mason Finell

Placer United

Vista del Lago High School

D

Omari Fontes

San Juan Soccer Club

California Connections Academy

M

Leopoldo Hernandez

Real Sacramento FC

Sheldon High School

M

Matthew Lee

San Juan Soccer Club

Pleasant Grove High School

D

Daniel Lieber

San Juan Soccer Club

Oak Ridge High School

F

Dominic Maestretti

San Juan Soccer Club

Christian Brothers High School

D

Seamus McLaughlin

San Juan Soccer Club

California Connections Academy

M

Keegan Ness

Placer United

Roseville High School

D

Ivan Oseguera

Placer United

Lindhurst High School

F

Omar Oseguera

Placer United

Marysville High School

M

Alejandro Perez

Placer United

Jesuit High School

F

Joshua Reynolds

Sacramento United

West Campus High School

D

Matteo Sorrentino

Davis Legacy

Davis Senior High School

D

Joel Tomlinson

San Juan Soccer Club

Sacramento Republic FC Academy U13/14 Roster

Pos.

Name

Previous Club

School

D

Genaro Alfaro Jr.

Inter Rage Academy

Natomas High School

M

Garvin Brooks

Heritage Soccer Club

Vacaville High School

F

Quincy Butler

San Juan Soccer Club

CK McClatchy High School

F

Nathaniel Carrasco

Sacramento United

California Middle School

M

Euan Clark

San Juan Soccer Club

Granite Bay High School

M

Graysen Garber

San Juan Soccer Club

Visions in Education

D

Lucas Gen

San Juan Soccer Club

West Campus High School

M

Roberto Hategan

San Juan Soccer Club

Freedom Christian School

D

Ryan Hulbert

Davis Legacy

Dixon High School

M

Matthew Martinez

Davis Legacy

Dixon High School

D

Scott Nicholson

San Juan Soccer Club

Oak Ridge High School

GK

Eduardo Landin Patino

Galt FC Tarascos

Liberty Ranch High School

F

Mario Penagos

Sacramento United

Toby Johnson Middle School

D

Cole Rovegno

Sacramento United

Vista del Lago High School

GK

Tristan Sanchez

FC Elk Grove

Pleasant Grove High School

M

Cameron Sarner

San Juan Soccer Club

Oak Ridge High School

F

Jared Solorio

Ceres Earthquakes

Pitman High School

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