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A new men’s college soccer season will kick off again come fall. Stanford took home their second straight College Cup last year when the Cardinal defeated Wake Forest in Houston back in December. 

With another season coming to a close, many top players have graduated or moved on to professional careers, leaving countless teams looking toward their top returning performers to make an impact this upcoming year. 

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Before all the action begins, here are some of the names to know ahead of the season. 

Albert Ruiz | FGCU | Senior | Forward 

Ruiz finished last season leading the nation in goals with 22. He is entering his senior season as the program’s all-time leader in goals with 30. The Spaniard is also a perfect 9-for-9 on penalty kicks while playing for the Eagles. One highlight that cannot be forgotten from last season was when the forward tallied a hat trick against Rutgers. Ruiz was the quickest in NCAA history to score three goals in a single game. After an impressive junior year, it will be fun to see what’s in store for him this year.