Ranking the Top 10 men's college upperclassmen
Top Drawer provides its current ranking of the top 10 men's upperclassmen:
1. Kelyn Rowe, Midfielder, UCLA (Soph.): Youth national team veteran is an exciting offensive talent. Rowe combines slashing runs on the ball with strong athletic ability and a good soccer brain. He knows where the goal is and how to get into a position to put the ball there.
2. Darren Mattocks, Forward, Akron (Soph.): This explosive forward fits so well into Caleb Porter's system at Akron. He has good technical speed for driving at goal, rapid acceleration for running onto through balls and the ability to turn his marker when playing with his back to goal. Look for a big year from the Jamaican.
3. Will Bates, Forward, Virginia (Junior): The Cavaliers leading scorer, Bates is a powerful striker with enormous potential. He possesses strength and is crafty in front of the goal.
4. Billy Schuler, Forward, North Carolina (Junior): The Tar Heels leading scorer has returned to the top of his game. Following a 2010 season wiped out by a season-ending injury, Schuler has shown no signs of rust in recapturing his goal-scoring prowess. A crafty player with a nose for the goal, the junior striker is a player who must be marked at all times.
5. Andrew Wenger, Forward, Duke (Junior): Wenger has returned to the offensive roots of his club career to become one of the nation's premier scorers this season. He was one of the Blue Devils' most trusted defenders during his first two seasons with the program before his transition to an attacker this year paid major dividends.
6. Dom Dwyer, Forward, USF (Junior): Dominant goal scorer who has been hardened through his unique journey to Division I Soccer. Dwyer burst onto the scene this season from junior college and promptly became the Big East Offensive Player of the Year with a conference-leading 16 goals and 34 points. Quick and accurate, this London native has proven that his game travels.
7. Andrew Jean-Baptiste, Defender, Connecticut (Soph.): The anchor of a vaunted defense that was one of the most feared in the country. Jean-Baptiste is a physical center back who embodies Connecticut's competitive edge. The Huskies allowed just seven goals and posted 14 shutouts and Jean-Baptiste was rewarded for his spectacular sophomore campaign by being named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year.
8. Luis Silva, Midfielder, UCSB (Senior): An aggressive and dynamic player, Silva has come into his own this season and earned more deserved national recognition. He's a natural playmaker who can make things happen quickly and is prone to scoring outbursts.
9. Ethan Finley, Forward, Creighton (Senior): A dangerous attacker with great technical skill, Finlay led the Mid-Valley Conference in goals and points for the second consecutive season and has been named one of the three finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy Award. An All-American, Finlay is one of the most dependable offensive players in the country.
10. McKauly Tulloch, Forward, UCF (Soph.): A strong and fast attacker who is having his way with opposing defenses this season. Tulloch has great experience having played on Jamaican youth national teams and he brings a creativity to the game every time he steps on the field.
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