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  1. https://www.uakron.edu/graduation/responders/dos-santos Another Magna Cum Laude graduate from the Zips Men's Soccer team Class of 2017: Soccer is his love, and soon, his business Dener dos Santos will be the student speaker at the Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. He is a Williams Honors Scholar graduating with bachelor’s degrees in Marketing Management and Sales Management, magna cum laude. He also has played the position of midfielder on the UA's men’s soccer team. Hometown: Joinville, Brazil High School: Elias Moreira, in Joinville. Dulles High School, in Houston, Texas. What’s next? I have accepted a position with Major League Soccer in which I will be trained to work in the sales department of a professional soccer club. Q: Best advice you ever got from a professor? A: “Every day is an interview,” from Professor Deborah Owens. I trust that throughout my years at Akron, whether that was on or off the field, I applied this advice to my routine. This definitely shaped my personality and attitude toward the different tasks and duties I had within the University. Because of that advice, I made great connections and have been mentored by great leaders within the Akron community. Q: What’s your advice to incoming freshmen? A: I believe that a higher education today is often taken for granted because many students expect the university to do and give for them, which in reality, is the opposite. Put yourself out of your comfort zone, whether that is joining different organizations, having job experiences, or doing research within your field of study. Having our backs against the wall and being uncomfortable is often when we learn the most, and ultimately, we will learn greatly about ourselves and eventually learn how to help and impact others’ lives Q: What’s your ultimate career goal? A: My ultimate career goal is to be a positive influence on the growth of soccer in the United States. I believe that there is vast room for improvement in many areas of the game and I intend to study and involve myself to an extent where I can be a leader and influence children, players, communities and the country to love the game as much as I do.
  2. Continues to evolve. 2018 Zips in MLS Summary... Darlington Nagbe ... Atlanta United Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew Darren Mattocks ... DC United Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution Saad Abdul-Salaam, Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC Richie Laryea ... Orlando City Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Kris Korb ... Out of Contract
  3. SKC trades Saad to NYCFC. https://www.nycfc.com/post/2017/12/14/new-york-city-fc-trade-khiry-shelton-saad-abdul-salaam
  4. Not sure you're any more indifferent than I am. I just like beating Lolla's team when we play. If you look back at the thread concerning the tournament (prior to the bracket announcement), you'll notice I was among those that said I had no need to face Lolla's team in the NCAA Tourney. I don't feel the need to play and beat his team, but if the Zips are forced to, I get great pleasure from the Zips winning...so much winning!!! peace
  5. I disagree with anyone being "justified"...it was Lolla's responsibility to do what he did and more; he did not. Caleb Porter totally believed in Akron. When he came here, Akron had not yet won a National Championship but he made it happen. He embraced our program and its history...just ask the Parry's, Doc Nash, and others. Caleb flat out told Akron fans who wore tOSU stuff in front of him that they were part of the problem, pointing to whatever tOSU crap they had. Ask fknbuflobo. When Porter left, he personally told me that Akron could be more. We had to keep it going and make it happen in more than just soccer. Wow, a BIG grad, player, coach who was totally invested in UA when he was here, and when I last spoke to him still cared. No negative feelings. I just said I wouldn't mind celebrating our wins over his teams in his face. He left Akron for another NCAA program saying we were holding him back from greatness. Really? His successor at Akron coached US soccer youth national teams while he was at Akron and moved on to become a successful professional head coach, winning not only an NCAA National Championship at Akron but also an MLS Cup while leading the Portland Timbers (who, by the way, did not have good prior seasons). We're waiting Ken. Where's the greatness that shedding yourself of Akron has brought you?
  6. I thought ZipsNation might enjoy reading this ...
  7. Another update... 2018 Zips in MLS Summary... Darlington Nagbe ... Atlanta United (another MLS club that now has a former Zip on its roster) Dillon Serna ... Colorado Rapids Wil Trapp ... Columbus Crew Darren Mattocks ... DC United Evan Bush ... Montreal Impact Scott Caldwell ... New England Revolution Jonathan Lewis ... NYCFC Richie Laryea ... Orlando City Adam Najem ... Philadelphia Union Zarek Valentin ... Portland Timbers Saad Abdul-Salaam ... Sporting KC Ben Zemanski ... Free Agent Teal Bunbury, Kofi Sarkodie, Kris Korb ... Out of Contract
  8. Congratulations to Zips Men's Soccer player Dener Dos Santos who is the student speaker at the Fall Graduation ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2018 at 6 pm. https://uakron.edu/graduation/index.dot
  9. He's been at Louisville 12 seasons and has not won a National Championship. Looks like it can't be done at Louisville.
  10. November Numbness

    So what would have been ZIP's score under the BS.com scoring system, and by how many points would he have led those know-your-NCAA-Men'sSoccer wannabe's?
  11. I agree with this. He did us a big favor by leaving. Commenting that it couldn't be done at Akron [winning a National Championship] when he left is reason enough to like defeating his team. There is more to it than that, though. I'll say that he is not the same gentleman now that he was when he left Akron and leave it at that. However, I will say that I had no issue with the Louisville fans or players. I wish them the best.
  12. I guess I see things a bit differently. Most of the goal celebrations I recall at Akron were either in front of the Rowdies on the northeast berm (which happens to be in front of the opponent's fans, but the players were facing the Rowdies) or in front of our fans along the berm to the west of our bench. I like to see our team celebrate with our fans, allowing their fans to share in their success. That's why I love sitting in the front row as opposed to being high up in the stands so far from them. I don't see the point in celebrating in the face of the other team's fans. I certainly didn't see our guys do that in Louisville nor did I want them to (as much as I would like to be in Lolla's face).
  13. http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3307523/atlanta-united-near-trade-for-timbers-darlington-nagbe-sources
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