A pair of former Indiana United Development Academy players had impressive offensive contributions during Sunday's Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Zionsville, Ind., native and Louisville red shirt sophomore Dylan Mares, who played for Indiana United's U-15/16 (2008-09) and U-17/18 (2009-10) teams, scored three goals as No. 16 Louisville blanked Winthrop 5-0 on Sunday.
Nikita Kotlov, a junior midfielder and Indianapolis native who won a 2009 U-17/18 Academy title with Indiana United, notched his first collegiate hat trick Sunday as No. 19 Indiana advanced to the Sweet 16 with a resounding 4-1 victory against No. 20 Xavier.
Among some of the other noteworthy accomplishments featuring former Development Academy players, Maryland sophomore midfielder and former New York Red Bulls Academy player Dan Metzger scored a game-winning goal in the 90th minute to lead the Terps past Brown with a down-to-the-wire 2-1 victory.
Northwestern freshman forward and former Chicago Fire Academy player Joey Calistri scored the lone goal as the Wildcats upset No. 9 Marquette 1-0 on Sunday for his ninth goal of the season.
New Mexico sophomore forward James Rogers, formerly of the Colorado Rapids Academy, had the game-winning goal in the 58th minute of No. 11 Mexico's 3-1 victory against Virginia.
Akron junior midfielder Eric Stevenson, who previously played for the U-17/18 Columbus Crew Academy team, had the team's first goal as the top-seeded Zips defeated Michigan 2-1 to move on to the Sweet 16.