16 Real Salt Lake-Arizona players commit to play college soccer

RSL-AZ seniors sign Letters of Intent with 14 Division 1 schools

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake announced today that 16 players from the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy committed on Wednesday to play soccer at 15 different colleges and universities starting in the fall. Fifteen of the players committed to Division I schools, with three players signing Letters of Intent with schools that finished the 2012 season ranked in the top 25.

Four of the players who committed on Wednesday – Andrew Brody, Ive Burnett, Jose Navarro and Jon Zabasajja – spent at least a portion of Real Salt Lake’s Casa Grande, Ariz. preseason camp training with the first team. A fifth player, U-18 FW Benji Lopez, did not sign a Letter of Intent on Wednesday and is currently training with the Claret-and-Cobalt first team at its camp in Irvine, Calif.

The 16 Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy players who signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday are:

Andrew Brody, University of Louisville
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Position: Midfielder

Ive Burnett, University of South Carolina
Hometown: Brandon, MS
Position: Defender

AJ Esparza, United States Air Force Academy
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Position: Defender

Danny Gavin, University of Washington
Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Position: Forward

Trevor Hyman, Stanford University
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Position: Midfielder

Brandon Johnston, Gardner Webb University
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Position: Midfielder

Isaias "Junior" Juarez, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Position: Defender

Kostas Kotselas, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Position: Forward

Riggs Lennon, University of Virginia
Hometown: Paradise Valley, AZ
Position: Midfielder

Brandon Marquez, Seattle University
Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Position: Defender

Tony Murillo, High Point University
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Position: Midfielder

Jose "Coco" Navarro, Marquette University
Hometown: Surprise, AZ
Position: Midfielder

Amer Sasivarevic, Grand Canyon University
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Position: Midfielder

Jon Stadler, Oregon State University
Hometown: Portland, OR
Position: Defender

Rodrigo Uriarte, Boston University
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Position: Defender

Jon Zabassajja, Southern Methodist University
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Position: Defender