CASA GRANDE, Ariz. - Championship Sunday saw nine Grande Sports Academy graduates wrap up the 2013 college season with a conference tournament title in on hand and an automatic berth into the NCAA Men’s Division I College Cup in the other.
In picture: Isaias “Junior” Juarez
Coco Navarro (Marquette; Big East Conference), Danny Gavin (Washington; Pac-12), Brian Hoyt (Denver; Summit League), Miggy Salazar (Elon; Southern Conference), Elliot Farmer (UCI; Big West) David Flores (Loyola Marymount; West Coast Conference), Kostas Kotselas, Isaias “Junior” Juarez and Augustine Rey (Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Horizon League) have earned one of the twenty-two automatic berths, which are earned through a conference tournament.
A total of forty-eight teams will play in the Men’s College Cup, which kicks off on Thursday, and the remaining twenty-six teams will be anxiously watching the Selection Show, which will be streamed at 10:00 a.m. Arizona time on the NCAA Men’s Championship website.
This will be the first College Cup appearance for Navarro, Gavin, Hoyt, Flores, Kotselas, Juarez and Rey. Salazar suffered a injury during Elon’s run in their conference tournament last year, which kept him out of Elon’s first round loss to Coastal Carolina.
Other GSA graduates who may earn an automatic berth: Andrew Brody, Ricardo Velazco (Louisville), Riggs Lennon, Jordan Allen (Virginia), Phaunel Kavita (Clemson), Trevor Hyman (Stanford), Brian Bates (Dayton).
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