Wednesday saw the STLFC Academy Sign College NLI’s along with the area High School players. For the fourteen players in the 2018 graduating class, nine have determined their destination for the Fall. The full list of US Academy players, both boys and girls, can be seen at USsoccer.com
The STLFC Academy 199-2000 (U18/19) boys will resume play in March.
For three of the team, their Summer plans have been finalized with the announcement that Saint Louis FC have resigned defenders Aedan Stanley and Jack Maher, while adding goalkeeper Seth Stiebel on Academy contracts for the 2018 USL season.
Aedan Stanley was the first Academy signing for Saint Louis FC (along with Wan Kuzain, now with Swope Park Rangers) during the 2016 season and made his debut against Oklahoma City Energy FC in his lone appearance that season. He re-signed in 2017 and made 6 appearances with 527 minutes played during the 2017 season. Stanley has also represented the U.S. Men’s National Team at U18 and U20 levels and was named to the 2017 Youth All-American team. He has committed to Duke University in Fall 2018.
JACK MAHER signed with Saint Louis FC at the start of the 2017 season and made one appearance in the final game of the season against Bethlehem Steel FC. He has also represented the U.S. Men’s National Team at U18 level and joined teammate Stanley on the 2017 Youth All-American team. Maher has committed to Indiana University in Fall 2018.
SETH STIEBEL has played for the Saint Louis FC Academy U19 team and was the goalkeeper for the Academy U18 team against the U.S. Men’s National U17 Team in the friendly match at Toyota Stadium in October 2016. During the penalty shoot-out, he found the top corner from his spot kick and then denied the next attempt from the USMNT U17 Team to claim the victory.