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IMG Bradenton sets PDL roster

Martin Ontiveros and Reinaldo BrenesThe IMG Bradenton Academics are one of nearly 70 teams from around the country representing the United Soccer Leagues in the Premier Development League, which consists mainly of college-age players who can stay sharp during the offseason without affecting their eligibility. The league will run throughout the summer.

The roster consists of players ranging from Akron to Appalachian (State) and nearly everywhere in between. Starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, the IMG Bradenton Academics will start the 2011 season in hopes of winning the ultra-competitive PDL championship. Go here for the full 2011 schedule. Some notes from this year's team:

  • 13 are alums of the IMG Academy soccer program
  • They range from 8 states and 7 different countries
  • Two have won National Championships (Brenes and Ontiveros)

Your 2011 IMG Bradenton team (* denotes IMG Academy soccer program alum. # denotes IMG PDL alum)

Andres Acevedo (University of Dayton) Rego Park, NY *

Lucas Victor Baldin (University of South Florida) Brazil

John Bello (College of Charleston) Sarasota, FL *#

Chris Blais (University of Michigan) Seattle, WA

Mark Bixler (George Mason University) Roanoke, VA *

Andrew Bulls (University of Maryland-Baltimore County) Millersville, MD

Jason Bristol (West Virginia University) Franklin, TN

Sebastian Bosch (Saint Leo University) Guatemala

Reinaldo Brenes (University of Akron) Costa Rica *

Luis Calzadilla (Appalachian State University) Venezuela *#

Michael Cardenas (Campbell University) Spring, TX

Austin Doyle (University of North Florida) Ft. Myers, FL

Shawn Doyle (University of Central Florida) Ft. Myers, FL #

Jonathan Eckford (Southern Connecticut University) Bradenton, FL *#

Matthew Glodack (Southern Connecticut University) Bradenton, FL *#

Matt Griffin (Robert Morris University) Bethel Park, PA

Michael Lisch (Wake Forest University) Austin, TX

Paulo Maia (Eldorado FC) Brazil

Kendal Malcalm (University of Tampa) Jamaica

Chase Miller (George Mason University) Duncannon, PA *#

Corey Maret (UNC Greensboro) Ocala, FL

Andre Mittoo (University of South Florida) Jamaica

Will Moorad (Belmont University) Brentwood, TN *

Ambry Moss (Indiana University) Bahamas *#

Luis Ocejo (Stetson University) Mexico *#

Martin Ontiveros (Akron University) Houston, TX *

Jorge Risquez (NC State University) Venezuela *

Nathaniel Simons (University of Wisconsin Green Bay) Allen, TX

Sebastian Thuriere (University of South Florida) Gulfport, FL

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