Rio Rapids SC is proud to announce that 76 of its alumni (48 women and 28 men) were a part of college soccer programs throughout the country during the Fall of 2016.  Fifteen of these players helped their team reach the national tournament.  James Schneebeck (95’s) was a part of the University of Denver team that advanced to the NCAA Division 1 Final Four.  Erika Nelson (94’s) at Division 1 Florida,  Caitlin Christiansen (97’s) at Division 3 Hardin-Simmons (TX) and Ryan Hunter (97’s) at Division 3 Trinity (TX) were all key contributors helping their teams advance to the Sweet 16.  Carlos Alonso (97’s) helped Trinidad State Junior College (CO) advance to the NJCAA Division 1 National Tournament by winning the West Region.  Luke Lawrence (95’s), Chris Lovato (97’s), Ford Parker (97’s) and Lucas Seligman (95’s) were all a part of the University of New Mexico team that advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA Division 1 tournament. Players contributing to their teams advancement to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament were:  Andres Delgadillo (96’s) at Division 2 Colorado Mesa, Avery Lewis (98’s) at Division 2 Midwestern State (TX), Mackenzie Miller (95’s) at Division 2 Rollins (FL) and Kaley Smith (94’s) at Division 1 Kansas.  Other players whose teams earned bids to the NCAA tournament include:  Cassie Boren (97’s) at Division 1 Texas Tech and Katie Stephenson (96’s) at Division 2 CSU-Pueblo.  Twelve players helped their teams win conference championships. Many of these players received individual honors for their outstanding play.  Theo Hooker (96’s) of Colorado College was named to the NSCAA NCAA Division 3 All-America 1st Team and the All-West 1st Team.  Four others earned regional recognition:  Carlos Alonso (97’s) of Trinidad College – NSCAA NJCAA Division 1 All-West 2nd Team, Caitlin Christiansen (97’s) of Hardin-Simmons – NSCAA NCAA Division 3 All-West 3rd Team, Alexa Genas (98’s) of Campbell University – North Carolina All-State 2nd Team and Shayla Malecki (95’s) of Fort Lewis College – NSCAA NCAA Division 2 All-South Central 3rd Team.  Nine players were selected to their all-conference teams.  Caitlin Christiansen was also named the American Southwest Conference Co-Goalkeeper of the Year.  Alexa Genas and Jordyn Lacy (98’s) of the University of Texas-San Antonio were both named to the All-Freshman teams for their conference. A number of players also received individual honors for excellence in the classroom.  Thirteen players were named to All-Academic Teams by their Conference.  Natalie DuBoise (96’s) of Lipscomb (TN) was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in addition to being recognized on the All-Academic Team.  Other All-Academic 1st team selections include: Cassie Boren (97’s) of Texas Tech and Kaley Smith (94’s) of Kansas in the Big 12 Conference; and Darin James (96’s) of South Dakota School of Mines and Shayla Malecki (95’s) of Fort Lewis in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Below are complete lists of our alumni competing in college soccer this fall and their accomplishments.  Please join us in congratulating these players! 2016 Rio Rapids Soccer Club Alumnae Women’s College Soccer Accomplishments 2016 Rio Rapids Soccer Club Alumni Men’s College Soccer Accomplishments Rio Rapids Soccer Club offers a comprehensive and proven college search program that has helped place 388 of our alumni in college soccer programs.  Learn more about how playing for Rio Rapids can give you a tremendous edge in the college search process at: 2016 Rio Rapids Alumni Colleges Graphic