September 28th, 2019, Waltham, MA; Global Premier Soccer has had its roots firmly planted in Massachusetts since 2001 and GPS MA has sent a steady stream of players to top college programs across that time. That’s continued this fall with well over 100 former GPS MA players playing across the country this fall season. And some of them are making their presence felt with important goals for their programs.
Nathaniel Cardoza has been a steady presence in the starting eleven this season for UMass Amherst with seven starts already this season. Cardoza is a sophomore and is following on from a freshman year in which he made eleven appearances and three starts towards the end of the season. His first collegiate goal came in the fifth start of his career on September 7th in what wound up being the game winner against Boston University in a tight 1-0 game.
UMass had started the season 4-1 before slipping up in their last three games to drop to 4-4 on the season. Cardoza and the Minutemen will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to face Dayton to open Atlantic 10 conference play for 2019. You can catch this game at 7:00pm on ESPN+.
Lafayette will play its second conference game of the year in the Patriot League on Saturday when they face Holy Cross. They will be happy to have senior, Adam Bramson back in the fold from the start for this one after he missed the early portion of the season. Bramson has only made four appearances this year, three of them starts, and Lafayette has won two of the three games he’s started. Bramson scored in his second start, and Lafayette’s Patriot League opener, to help secure a 2-1 against BU.
Lafayette are off to a strong start this season with five wins and a draw against only two losses. Bramson was heavily involved in 2018 as well, appearing in 15 games with four starts and he scored a goal against AIC to secure a tie in an up and down season for Lafayette. He’ll be looking to stay in the starting lineup for their four Patriot League games over the next two weeks.
Two GPS MA alum have helped Northeastern University begin their CAA conference campaign with two wins and a draw and an overall record of 5-1-2(W-D-L). Junior, Dan Munch has started every game for the Huskies this season with a goal and two assists to his name. The sole goal on the year so far was the game winner against Drexel and he assisted on the other goal for NU in that contest for a 2-1 win. He also chipped in with an assist in a 2-2 draw against Delaware.
In 2018, Munch made 16 appearances, seven starts, and both his goals that season were game winners against in-state rivals, BU and Holy Cross. In his freshman season back in 2017, Munch contributed a pair of goals and an assist in 12 starts and 17 overall appearances.
Joining Munch this season at NU, Jacques Baldwin has made it into six of eight games for the Huskies this year, with a season high 35 minutes on Tuesday night against BU. The freshman tallied his first collegiate goal on September 21st in a wild win, over College of Charleston. The Huskies were two goals behind at half-time before scoring three goals in just under ten minutes to pull ahead, 3-2. Baldwin sealed the win for NU ten minutes later with his goal putting the Huskies up, 4-2, with fourteen minutes remaining.
NU faces their next CAA game on Saturday when they travel down south to play UNC-Wilmington.
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