North Carolina, UCLA lead the way with commitments from NSCA Youth All-Americans


North Carolina and UCLA lead the way with verbal commitments from the list of 40 youth All-Americans released Thursday by the National Soccer Coaches of America.

The Tar Heels have five verbal commitments from All-Americans, including NSCAA Youth Boys Player of the Year Cameron Lindley from Indiana Fire DA, Orlando City Academy forward Nathaniel Adamolekun, Philadelphia Union Academy defender Auston Trusty, Seattle Sounders Academy defender Nicholas Hinds and Chicago Fire Academy defender Maurico Pineda.

UCLA have four verbal commitments from the list, including PDA goalkeeper Kevin Silva, LA Galaxy Academy defender Hugo Arellano, Lonestar SC forward Orrin Gaines and FC Dallas Academy defender Reggie Cannon.

A total of 22 of the All-Americans have made verbal commitments – all but two for the class of 2016. Half have committed to ACC programs. The other half are committed to programs in the Pac-12, Big 10, Big East and MAC.

Click here for the full lists of Boys and Girls All-Americans.

NamePositionClubHometownCollege Commitment
Nathaniel AdamolekunForwardOrlando City AcademyAustin, TexasNorth Carolina
Cameron LindleyMidfielderIndiana Fire DACarmel, Ind.North Carolina
Nicholas HindsDefenderSeattle Sounders AcademyFort Lauderdale, Fla.North Carolina
Mauricio PinedaDefenderChicago Fire AcademyBoilingbrook, Ill.North Carolina
Auston TrustyDefenderPhiladelphia Union AcademyMedia, Pa.North Carolina
Hugo ArellanoDefenderLA Galaxy AcademyNorwalk, Calif.UCLA
Kevin SilvaGKPDABethlehem, Pa.UCLA
Reggie CannonDefenderFC Dallas AcademyGrapevine, TexasUCLA
Orrin GainesForwardLonestar SCAustin, TexasUCLA
Terrell Lowe MidfielderPortland Timbers AcademyHillsboro, OregonVirginia
Lucas MendesForwardDC United AcademyArlington, Va.Virginia
George BraimaMidfielderCrew SC AcademyColumbus, OhioOhio State
Tanner DieterichDefenderReal Salt Lake AZNashville, Tenn.Clemson
Kyle GurrieriMidfielderNJCSATotowa, N.J.Syracuse
Keegan KellyForwardBaltimore Celtic SCNottingham, Md.Maryland
Simon LekressnerForwardCrossfire Premier SCBellevue, Wash.California
Alex PalazzoloDefenderSt. Louis Scott GallagherSt. Louis, Mo.Indiana
Logan PanchotDefenderSt. Louis Scott GallagherWildwood, Mo.Stanford (2017)
Luka PrpaForwardChicago Magic PSGWild Lake, Wis.Marquette
William PulisicGKRichmond UnitedMechanicsville, Va.Duke
Matthew RealDefenderPhiladelphia Union AcademyDrexel Hill, Pa.Wake Forest (2017)
Emmanuel SabbiForwardChicago Magic PSGWesterville, OhioAkron
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