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College Commitments: FC Revolution Rowdies

By Evan Unger, 03/31/21, 10:15AM EDT


FC Revolution Rowdies have been a top team in the nation during their tenure in youth soccer. The team has won almost every major tournament, and in 2019 the team won the EPYSA State Cup, and were finalists at the USYS Eastern Regional Championships. The team has also participated in the USYS National League with the country's top teams, and was unbeaten in their last USYS National League Conference Season. As the team finishes its final season, they will be part of the USYS National League Mid Atlantic Conference, with 11 players going on to play college soccer next season, and five players that are in the class of 2022.

On the players final season and the team's success during their careers, Head Coach Eric Franks commented: “I am very proud of the players. We will do our best to make the most out of our final season.  The Rowdies’ success is attributed to the players’ dedication and hard work, and the support from our club. We are very much looking forward to the next few months together and I am excited for these very talented players to begin their college careers.”

The team will have six players head to Division 1 programs, three to Division 2 programs and two to Division 3 programs. In addition to the extremely successful club careers, each player also had several accolades during their High School careers and in the USYS ODP Program.

Gabriella Kurtas - William & Mary: A EPYSA ODP team and also the USYS East Regional team. At Berks Catholic, she was a four year varsity starter and scored 33 goals and 16 assists in her decorated career. She was a three-time All-Berks selection.

Jailene DeJesus - St John's University:  A EPYSA ODP team and also the USYS East Regional team. At Wilson High School, she was named all All-Berks County and also a Regional All-American. She finished her high school career with 25 goals and 16 assists despite missing her senior season due to injury.

Haley Gschrey - LaSalle University: At Freedom HSH, she was a first-team Eastern Pennsylvania Conference all-star, and had 94 goals in her first three seasons. She was named 2019 Lehigh Valley Live Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Paige Temple - Bucknell University: At Bloomsburg Area High School, she led the team to the 2017 district championship, 2019 district final and 2020 State Championship. She was named three-time first team all-star and MVP.

Alex Marsteller - Binghamton University: At Parkland HS, she ranks among top 15 in school history in career points, was a two-time All-Area selection, was a First team All-Conference choice and led the team to 2019 conference title as junior. She was named 2020 Lehigh Valley Live Girls Soccer Player of the Year.

Riley Hill - Liberty University: At Perkiomen Valley she was named All-Area (Mercury) first team; All-PAC first team, and was team captain.

Paige Reali - West Chester University: A teammate of Kurtas at Berks Catholic, she was a member of the EPYSA ODP Team.

Emely Pichardo - Barton College: A midfielder at Muhlenberg High School, she made her senior debut with the Dominican Republic National Team in February 2021.

Lexy Maccarone - Converse College: At Pottsville HS, she was a PSCA All State Forward and named 2019 Republican Herald Co-player of the year.

Adriana Lepera - Penn State Berks: Was a member of the EPYSA ODP Program.

Ashley Olivares - Penn State Berks: Was a member of the EPYSA ODP Program.

On FC Revolutions history of college placement and the Rowdies future in college soccer, Club Director Mike Moyer stated: “Our strong history of college placement for our players continues. The Rowdies' future at the college level is extremely bright. This group is special, and we congratulate head coach Eric Franks for an outstanding job with the girls.”