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Portland Timbers U-23 Team: After the College Season

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With the College season coming to end this weekend it is time to take a look at how the U-23 Timbers faired in their respective college seasons. I know there were some older players and international players, however I only included College players in this report.

Ricky Abrego

Not the best year for the UNLV Rebels as they went 3-12. Ricky played in 14 and started 13 times over the year but was unable to record an assist or a goal.

Miles Byass

From the San Diego State website:

Byass joined Adan, Altamirano and Villon on the second team, a year after being an honorable mention pick. Byass led the team with 16 points on five goals and six assists. A forward, Byass played in all 19 games with 14 starts to his credit, ranking third in the Pac-12 in shots (60), tied for fourth in goals and assists, and fifth in points. He also topped the Aztecs in shots on goal (24).

Richie Carrillo

Richie helped lead the University of Portland Pilots to title contention in the WCC with a 11-7-2 overall record. He scored 5 goals and recorded 2 assists and 2 of those goals being game winners. Amazingly Carrillo had 23 shots with 12 of those shots being on goal, which comes out to a .522 Shots on Goal percentage.

Jason Dodson

Was the starting keeper at Stanford and played over 1000 minutes. Unfortunately he started 12 games but only won 3 of those while his counterpart, Drew Hutchins, won 2 of the 5 games he started. Jason had a 1.51 Goals against average and made 43 saves with a .705 save percentage.

Steven Evans

Just like teammate Richie Carrillo Steven helped the Pilots contend in the WCC. Evans was tied for the team lead in goals (6) and assists (5). He was the leader in shots with 37 and shots on goal with 18, which lead to a SOG of .486. He was also 3-3 in PKs and 3 of his goals were game winners.

Roberto Farfan

Off the Oregon State Website.

Roberto Farfan received his first conference recognition, earning a spot on the All-Pac-12 Second Team. The junior midfielder tallied 10 total points on four goals and two assists during the season, scoring all but one of his goals in conference contests. With seven career goals and six career assists, Farfan is the active Oregon State leader in points with 20. He joined the Beavers after playing his freshman season at UNLV in 2009.

Thomas Iwasaki

Thomas started all 20 of Portland's games this year and came away with 3 goals on 13 shots on goal. Thomas took 26 shots and with 13 on target he came away with a .500 SOG percentage and one of his goals was the game winner. Overall Thomas had great production for a midfielder in his college season.

Ryan Kawulok

From the Pilots website:

Kawulok, who started all 82 games during his career, helped anchor a Portland defense that was critical during UP's six-match winning streaking in conference play. The Fort Collins, Colo., native also scored two goals, had two assists and registered a game-winner. He becomes only the second UP player to ever land the league's defensive player of the year award, joining former goalkeeper Luis Robles (2006).

Reed Matte

From the UAB website:

Matte had a stellar season for the back line, as he leads the team in minutes played, having not missed a minute of UAB's 18 matches on the year. In addition to his strong play in the back, Matte also tallied a pair of game-winning goals to defeat then-No. 20 VCU and Kentucky.

Nick Palodichuk

From the Duke website:

Palodichuk, an All-ACC second team honoree, led all rookies in the ACC with 22 points from eight goals and six assists in 2011. His 22 points rank fourth among all Division I freshmen, while his eight goals are tied for eighth nationally and second among ACC rookies. The lone freshman to earn a spot on the All-ACC teams started all 21 games and ranked fifth among field players in minutes played.

Brent Richards

Straight from the UW website:

For the fourth-straight season, Richards (Camas, Wash.) led the Huskies in goals with 10. He had five assists, 25 points, 85 shots, 33 shots on goal, had five game-winning goals and was a perfect 3-for-3 on PK's. He leaves UW ranked ninth all-time in goals (31) and tied for 10th in points (77). All four years at UW he earned all-conference honors, first-team twice, second-team in 2009 and honorable mention in 2008. He was a three ESPN Academic All-District Fist-Team honoree, a First-Team NSCAA Scholar-All-American and All-west Region honoree last year, the team MVP and a third-team ESPN Academic All-American, along with many other academic and athlete honors from the conference, Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Keegan Rogers

From the Western Washington website:

WWU goalkeeper Keegan Rogers (Freshman Portland, OR/Portland Christian) had a 1.52 goals against average, a .722 save percentage and 52 saves. All three figures ranked third in the conference.

Dylan Tucker

From the UW Website:

Midfielder Tucker-Gangnes from Bainbridge Island, Wash., earned second-team honors this year after getting honorable mention a year ago. He had two goals, an assist, five points and one PK on the year, while playing in all 18 games.