Saplings at School - Offseason Part One

The 2016 NCAA soccer season is complete, and Stanford (and it's two Timbers Academy grads) won a second-straight national title and 22 different Timbers Academy Grads made at least one appearance at the Division I level.

This will be a multi-part Saplings at School (because this post is LONG) - part two will feature: Five Timbers Academy Grads to Watch, Best XI and a list of conference, regional and national honors Timbers Academy grads picked up during the 2016 season.

How they all did...

Isaac Strever (Jr., M, Air Force) – Strever (Vancouver, Wash.) appeared in 19 matches for the 14-7-1 Falcons, recording one assist as a reserve in the midfield.

Niko de Vera (Jr., D, Akron) – De Vera (Camas, Wash.) started 11 matches and appeared in 19 for the Zips, while adding a goal and two assists from his outside back spot. The Zips were 13-6-3 on the year and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament, falling at Indiana 1-0.

Anthony Macchione (Jr., F, Akron) – Macchione (Camas, Wash.) did not play for this Zips this season.

Peter Prescott (So., D, Creighton) – Prescott (Vancouver, Wash.) started all 23 matches for the Blue Jays this season and played every minute of the season, making him the only outfield player on the roster to do so. Prescott scored one goal and had one assist from his center back position. Creighton was 13-7-3 and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament, falling to Providence 2-1, the Blue Jays finished the year No. 15 in the NSCAA Poll.

Stefan Wutte (RJr., D., Creighton) – Wutte (Perrydale, Ore.) saw action in two matches for the Blue Jays this season.

Bennett Lehner (Fr., F., Dayton) – Lehner (Camas, Wash.) played in 16 matches, starting three and tallied a pair of goals for the Flyers in his freshman season. Dayton finished the season 8-9-3.

Trevor Wilson (Fr., GK, DePaul) – Wilson (Lake Oswego, Ore.) finished the season with three appearances (starter Quentin Low is a junior) between the posts for the Blue Demons, surrendering one goal (a PK) and contributing to a pair of combined clean sheets. The Blue Demons finished 9-7-3 in 2016.

Toby Holstein (RFr., GK, Gonzaga) – Holstein (Lake Oswego, Ore.) appeared in three matches, starting one for the Bulldogs (starting keeper Ben Willis is a junior). Holstein surrendered four goals (2.40 goals against average) and recorded one save on the year. The Bulldogs were 8-8-2 on the year.

Ben White (Jr., D, Gonzaga) – White (Tigard, Ore.) started all 14 matches he started this season, scoring two goals and recording four assists.

Jake Kempf (So., F, Gonzaga) – Kempf (Camas, Wash.) earned four starts in 18 matches and scored a goal and assisted on two for the Bulldogs.

Austin Sandel (So., D, IUPUI) – Sandel (Tallahassee, Fla.) started in his one appearance on the season, playing 27 minutes for the Jaguars. IUPUI was 2-15-1 and was outscored 47-9 on the season.

Collin Partee (Jr., GK, Loyola Marymount) – Partee (Camas, Wash.) started 16 matches for the Lions after transferring from Utah Valley. Partee gave up 19 goals, recorded 74 saves and posted an 8-8-0 record. Partee notched five clean sheets on the season. Loyola Marymount finished the season 10-8-0.

Elijah Kilmer (So., M, Navy) – Kilmer (Bend, Ore.) recorded an assist in one of his eight outings for the Midshipmen. Kilmer earned three starts on the year. Navy was 5-9-4 in 2016.

Nick Ballenger (So., D, Oregon State) – Ballenger (Salem, Ore.) did not play for the 7-8-3 Beavers in 2016.

Eric Diaz (Fr., D, Oregon State) – Diaz (Woodburn, Ore.) Diaz started 11 of the 17 matches he appeared in for the Beavers, tallying four assists out of the backline.

Jesse Garcia (Jr., M, Oregon State) – Garcia (Portland, Ore.) started seven times, while appearing in 14 matches after his transfer from Akron. Garcia netted three goals (third most on the roster) and assisted on a pair for the Beavers.

Alex Segovia (So., M, Oregon State) – Segovia (Beaverton, Ore.) earned one start in seven appearances for the Beavers.

Reid Baez (So., M, Portland) – Baez (Salem, Ore.) made five appearances off the bench for the 12-5-2 Pilots. Portland reached the NCAA Tournament, but was knocked off by New Mexico in the opening round.

Gio Magana-Rivera (Fr., M, Portland) – Magana-Rivera (Hood River, Ore.) scored three goals in his rookie season on The Bluff, starting in 15 matches and playing in 19.

Foster Langsdorf (Jr., F, Stanford) – Langsdorf (Vancouver, Wash.) scored 15 goals in 23 matches for the National Champion Cardinal. Langsdorf added two assists, finishing the season with 32 points. Foster’s 15 goals came on 38 shots-on-goal and included just one penalty kick goal, eight of his goals were match winners.

Sam Werner (RSo., M, Stanford) – Werner (Bozeman, Mont.) scored twice in 23 matches and added three assists. Werner’s free kick goal against Louisville in the NCAA Quarterfinals, was a beauty.

Blake Leonetti (So., D, Utah Valley) – Leonetti (Oregon City, Ore.) played in 17 of the Wolverines matches as a sophomore. Utah Valley finished the season 15-4-1.

Joe Wheelwright (Fr., GK, Utah Valley) – Wheelwright (Pleasant View, Utah) did not play in 2016 for the Wolverines.

Terrell Lowe (Fr., M, Virginia) – Lowe (Hillsboro, Ore.) started 19 of the 20 matches he played in as a freshman at Virginia. Lowe finished his debut season with one assist for the Cavaliers, who finished the year 11-4-5 and fell at Stanford 1-0 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Zachary Nelson (Fr., GK, Xavier) – Nelson (West Linn, Ore.) made one start, in one appearance for the Musketeers as a freshman. Nelson made one save and gave up a pair of goals in his lone appearance. The Musketeers finished the season 8-8-3.

Samuel Buzzas (Fr., D, Xavier) – Buzzas (Bend, Ore.) did not appear during the 2016 season.

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