Chicago Fire Academy sees nine players commit to NCAA Division 1 programs in 2014

Nine Academy players commit to Division 1 collegiate programs

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club recently had nine players commit to playing at NCAA Division 1 schools this year. The players made their commitments over the past month and will join their college teams this summer.

The 2014 college-bound class includes Jeff Farina (Notre Dame University), Luca Giovine (Florida International University), Grant Lillard (Indiana University), Mitch Meyer (Cornell University), John Moderwell (Northwestern University), James Myall (Brown University), Adrian Remeniuk (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Alex Underwood (University of Denver) and Martin Alba (Marquette University).

“We’re very proud of these guys,” said Chicago Fire Academy Director Larry Sunderland. “While the ultimate goal is to see these players on our first team, we take great pride in the fact that one-hundred percent of our players academically qualifying for college end up on athletic scholarship at top universities that also have high level soccer programs. That, in and of itself is a tremendous accomplishment few can claim."