NXT Watch: Christian Feliziani and Justin Schwenk Spark Early Success for Ohio State & UVA

Marty Kupprion
NXT Sports
Feb 15, 2018

Each Thursday through the college season, we will share a weekly round-up highlighting our NXT Alums having success at the college level.

 

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D3 Action

 

St. Mary's

-Conner Campbell, NXT 2014: 1 Assist, 4 Groundballs, 3 Caused Turnovers in a 14-3 win over Ferrum

Washington & Lee

-AJ Witherell, NXT 2015:  1 Goal, 1 Assist in a season opening loss to York College. AJ recorded 2 Goals & 1 Assist in a loss to Christopher Newport University.

-Taylor Witherell, NXT 2017: 1 Goal, 1 Assist in a loss to Christopher Newport University. 

AJ was named a Pre-Season 1st Team All American

York College

-Jake Hvazda, NXT 2016: 1 Goal in his college debut for York, a 10-4 win over Washington & Lee.

 

D1 Action

 

Bucknell

-Tommy Sopko, NXT 2017: 1 Goal in his college debut, an 11-9 win over Marist. Sopko followed followed up his collegiate debut with 2 Goals & 1 Assist in a 14-12 win over Bryant.

Michigan

-Sam Bouhdary, NXT 2016:  1 Groundball, 2  Caused Turnovers in Michigan’s 15-5 opening win over Cleveland State. Sam contributed 2 Groundballs & 1 Caused Turnover in a second Wolverine win over Bellarmine.

New Jersey Institute of Technology

-Colton Johnson, NXT 2017: 1 Goal in NJIT's seasoning opening loss to Army, his collegiate debut. Johnson has appeared in all three games so far for NJIT.

Goal from Johnson (#14) here (video)

Ohio State

-Christian Feliziani, NXT 2016:  9 for 16 at the faceoff X while picking up 5 Groundballs and scoring 1 goal, his first as a Buckeye in a 15-9 win over Boston University. Feliziani also went 10 of 12 facing off with 3 Groundballs in a season openining win over Cleveland State. Christian was named the "Specialist of the Week" for the Big 10 Conference.

Goal from Feliziani (#23) in these highlights (video)

-Ryan Terefenko, NXT 2016:  4 Groundballs, 1 assist to open his Sophmore season at OSU vs Cleveland State

Ryan was named a Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse

-Colby Smith, NXT 2017: Scored 1 Goal on his first touch as a Buckeye in their season-opening win over Cleveland State

Goal from Smith (#4) here (video)

Richmond

-Kevin Todd, NXT 2016: Was a starter for the first time as his sophomore season kicked off

-Jason Reynolds, NXT 2017: Was a starter in his first collegiate game for the Spiders, a 9-6 loss to UMBC. Reynolds had 3 Groundballs & 3 Caused Turnovers on the day.

UVA

-Justin Schwenk, NXT 2016: Finished 16 of 26 at the X while picking up 6 Groundballs to help UVA defeat #10 Loyola 13-12 in Double Overtime. Schwenk also won the opening faceoff in the 2nd OT which led to the game winning goal.

UVA's recap with Schwenk as the headliner

Inside lacrosse recap with some praise for Schwenk

The faceoff that led to the 2OT winner (video)

UMASS

-Tommy Meyers, NXT 2015: Went 4-6 at the X with 3 Groundballs in a loss to Army, then went 4-8 with 2 Groundballs in a 13-9 win over Sacred Heart

-Clayton Proctor, NXT 2017: Picked up his first collegiate point with 1 Assist in a win over Sacred Heart


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