The San Jose Earthquakes Academy has eight former players set to play in the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. The single-elimination tournament begins on Thursday, Nov. 17 and features 48 teams. The top four finalists will go on to compete in the 2022 NCAA Men’s College Cup in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 9 and 12.
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Keegan Tingey – Stanford University
Senior Keegan Tingey played with the Quakes Academy from 2016-19. To date, Tingey has started every match of the Cardinal’s 2022 season, tallying a collegiate career high of 1,566 minutes and four assists. The defender was recently named to the 2022 Pac-12 All-Conference Second Team.
Cam Cilley – Stanford University
Senior Cam Cilley played with the Quakes Academy from 2016-19 and was the team captain during his last two seasons. Cilley has started every match of the Cardinal’s 2022 season, tallying a collegiate career high five goals and five assists. The midfielder was recently named First Team All-Pac-12 for his strong 2022 campaign.
Second Round: Stanford vs. TBD (winner of North Carolina vs. High Point) on Sunday, Nov. 20 at Stanford’s Laird Q. Cagan Stadium (Time TBD).
*Stanford claimed No. 5 national seed, guaranteeing them a first-round bye.
Aaron Edwards – University of California, Los Angeles
Sophomore Aaron Edwards has appeared in 36 total matches for UCLA, tallying two goals and five assists during his young collegiate career. Additionally, the San Jose, Calif. native has received multiple accolades, including Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 in 2021.
Tarun Karumanchi – University of California, Los Angeles
True freshman Tarun Karumanchi appeared in 10 matches this season for UCLA, playing a total of 539 minutes. Additionally, the 19-year-old was called up to the U.S. U20 National Team for their training camp in Carson, Calif. in April.
First Round: UCLA vs. California Baptist at UCLA’s Wallis Annenberg Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:00 p.m. PT.
Wilson Eisner – Cornell University
Defender Wilson Eisner started 16 games for the Big Red during his freshman season, tallying two goals and two assists, before appearing in six matches during his sophomore year in 2022. He was named First Team All-Ivy League as a freshman. Additionally, the Menlo Park, Calif. native was invited to the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2021 preseason camp in Santa Barbara where he spent time training with the first team.
Second Round: Cornell vs. TBD (winner of Fairleigh Dickinson vs. Maryland) at Cornell’s Berman Field on Sunday, Nov. 20 (Time TBD).
*Cornell claimed No. 14 national seed, guaranteeing them a first-round bye.
Benjamin Do – University of Pennsylvania
Sophomore Benjamin Do began playing with the Quakes Academy in 2017 and was the team captain at the U17 level. Do has started all 16 matches of the UPenn’s 2022 season to date, tallying one goal and three assists.
First Round: Penn vs. Rutgers at UPenn’s Rhodes Field on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4:00 p.m. PT.
Christian Ceja Paniagua – University of California, Riverside
Sophomore Christian Ceja Paniagua spent the 2019-20 season with the Quakes Academy before graduating from high school. After making eight appearances as a freshman, Ceja Paniagua has scored one goal in nine appearances as a sophomore.
Diogo Baptista – University of California, Riverside
Freshman Diogo Baptista played with the Quakes Academy for three years before competing for Earthquakes II during the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro season. To date, Baptista has appeared in 13 matches this season for UC Riverside, playing a total of 332 minutes and assisting one goal.
First Round: UC Riverside vs. Portland at Portland’s Merlo Field on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. PT.