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2019 College Cup – The Final Four – The Tale of the Tape – A Comparison of the Participants

Four teams remain standing. Virginia, Wake Forest, Georgetown, and Stanford have played their way into the 2019 College Cup in Cary, North Carolina. The Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big East Conference and the Pac-12 Conference are represented. The 2019 season began with 205 teams in the hunt for a spot in the four team College Cup and a chance to play for the 2019 National Championship. 

The Final Four
Overall Record20-1-116-4-218-1-314-2-5
LeagueACCACCBig EastPac-12

League Record

6-1-16-2-06-0-26-2-2
Regular Season Finish in League Play First Coastal DivisionSecond Atlantic Division FirstSecond
Record Away From Home3-0-14-3-06-1-16-0-3

Coach

Years At The Helm

George Gelnovatch

24

Bobby Muuss

5

Brian Wiese

14

Jeremy Gunn

8

NCAA Seed1437
CSN Rank  Regular Season  End PollFirstTwelveSecondNine
RPI16213
Average Shots Per Game13.812.917.814.1
Shots On Goal % .411.454.457.397
Total Goals 41445336
Average Goals Per Game1.862.12.411.71
Goals Allowed9151114
Average Goals Allowed Per Game.41.710.500.67
Most Goals Scored in Game3555
Most Goals Allowed In Game2223
Corner Kicks Taken 139120143116
Corner Kicks Allowed76667380
Total  Shutouts 1591211
Unbeaten Streak92153
Last LossPittsburgh

(0-2)

Virginia

(0-1)

Louisville

(0-1)

California

(0-1)

StrengthDefensePressureDepthDefense
How They Beat YouConsistency PossessionWork Rate ResilienceBalance Stability Set Pieces Execution 
Where They Have The EdgeBacklineMidfieldForward Goal

Top Goal Scorer

Daryl Dike

(7g, 8a) 

Bruno Lapa 

(9a,3a)

Jacob Montes (11g, 5a)   Zach      Ryan  (6g,2a)
Number Players With 4 or More Goals5565
Key DistributorIrakoze Donasiyano

(4g, 5a)

Isaiah Parente

(1g, 7a)

Paul Rothrock

(3g, 7a)

Logan Panchot

(0g, 8a)

Key Defender  Henry KesslerAlistair JohnstonDylan NealisTanner Beason
KeeperColin Shutler (0.40 gaa)Andrew Pannenberg (0.69)Giannis Nikopolidis (0.53 gaa)

Thomas Romero (0.44 gaa)

Andrew Thomas (0.66 gaa)
Don’t Under-estimateJoe Bell Midfielder (6g, 4a)Machop Chol  Midfielder (4g, 8a)Achara Forward (6g, 4a) Derek Waldeck Midfielder (4g, 8a)
Freshman To WatchAxel Gunnarsson (2g, 4a) ForwardCalvin    Harris  (6g,3a) MidfielderDante Polvara  (4g, 2a) MidfielderOusseni Bouda  (5g,5a) Forward

Wild Card

X-Factor

Nathaniel Crofts Forward (6g, 3a)Kyle Holcomb Forward (9g, 0a)Derek Dodson Forward (10g, 8a)Jared Gilbey   Midfielder (0g, 6a) 
A Key ElementAndreas Ueland Defender

Daniel Steedman Forward

Michael DeShields Defender

Joey DeZart Midfielder 

Sean Zawadzki Midfielder

Sean O’Hearn Defender 

Gabe Segal Forward

Keegan Hughes Defender

The Glue

Robin Afamefuna DefenderAlistair Johnson DefenderDylan Nealis Defender Tanner Beason Defender
Cards Yellow Red27/016/021/034/1
Last Trip To Final Four2014201620122017
Road TraveledCambell 2-0

St. John’s 3-0

SMU 3-2

Maryland 3-0

Michigan 3-1

UCSB 1-0

Pittsburgh 5-0 

Louisville 5-1

Wasington

2-1

Seattle 1-1

Virginia Tech 2-1

Clemson 1-1

Game #1 Friday, December 13 at 6 P.M. – Georgetown vs. Stanford 

Game #2 Friday, December 13 at 8:30 P.M. – Virginia vs. Wake Forest 

National Championship Game – Sunday, December 15 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

All three games will be televised on ESPNU 

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