2015 has been the best year yet for Orange County players in the NCAA. Local alums are making significant contributions and playing for ranked teams at all levels. Here is a quick look at who’s doing what. First Division 1, then Division 2, and last but not least Division 3.
Chase Williams (St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, 2013) has started on attack in all 11 games for Haverford College. Chase has 11 goals and one assist on the season for the Fords who play in the always competitive Centennial Conference. Chase also runs the Ford’s offense on man up opportunities.
Stone Sims (San Clemente High School, 2013) has seen action in all 10 games and started five as a freshman for No. 9 Albany this year. He has 12 groundballs and 7 caused turnovers. Sims was last seen cruising up field in the Carrier Dome to set up a goal against Syracuse. Click on this link to see Sims in action , or better yet watch the whole highlight video above to see some sick moves, and really appreciate the level of talent that Sims is going toe to toe with.
Sims’ high school teammate Austin Streeter is a freshman at Bellarmine University where has played in three games (started twice) and has three goals to his credit.
Boston University freshman Hayden Ruiz (Santa Margarita Catholic High School, 2014) has played in all 10 games for the 6-4 Boston University Terriers. He is averaging 1.5 points per game (11g, 4a), and is the fifth leading scorer on the team.
Senior Erik Adamson (Foothill High School, 2011) and sophomore Scott McGowan (St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, 2013) are teammates on No. 5 Denver. Adamson (21g, 5a) is the fifth leading scorer on the team and has played in all 10 games. McGowan has seen action in four games as an LSM.
High Point freshman Peyton Garrett (San Clemente, 2014) has one goal and one assist while seeing action in four games for the 5-5 Panthers.
Hofstra freshmen Brendan Lynch and Mitch Kingsley have been teammates since their youth days with Kyle Harrison and Team Relentless. After graduating from J Serra Catholic High School in 2014, they both headed off to Long Island to play for Hofstra. Kingsley has played in two games and scored one goal, while Lynch has seen action as a defensive midfielder in five games.
Holy Cross junior Michael Ortlieb (CdM, 2012) has started all 11 games between the pipes for the 5-6 Crusaders. He is averaging almost 12 saves per game. Michael’s brother Jack Ortlieb (CdM, 2013) is also on the team.
Junior Dakota Rohlin (Great Oak High School, 2012) and freshman Tucker Guyot (J Serra, 2014) are Jacksonville University teammates. Rohlin has 10 goals and 6 assists while playing in all 9 games (starting eight) for the 4-5 Dolphins. Guyot has played in three games and started one.
Freshman Wes Schuler (Santa Margarita, 2014) and Hunter Edington (St, Margaret’s, 2014) have appeared in two games and four games, respectively for the Manhattan Jaspers. Schuler has a goal and an assist. The Jaspers are 1-11.
Yale junior Michael Keasey (Corona del Mar High School, 2012) has played in all 10 games for the No. 11 Bulldogs. He has 12 goals and 7 assists this year.