Campbell duo added to national preseason watch list

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BUIES CREEK — Kemy Amiche and Tyler Young of Campbell University were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I midfielders to watch list for the 2022 season.

Amiche and Young are among 26 midfielders nationwide chosen by soccer’s top coaching organization.

Young was the Big South’s offensive player of the year in 2021 and Amiche was a freshman All-American. Both were recognized on the United Soccer Coaches All-South Region Team.

Last season, Amiche and Young helped Campbell post a 15-4-2 overall record, 7-0-1 in the league, and win its second Big South double in the last three years.

A former French U17 national team captain, Amiche was ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the USL League 2 while playing for Asheville City SC in the summer of 2022. A second-team All-South Region selection, Amiche was also a Big South all-conference, all-freshman and all-tournament team pick. He ranked fifth in the country and first in the Big South with 11 total assists, and was 17th nationally in assists per game. Amiche was second among Big South leaders in points, with 25, and tied for fifth in goals.

A second-team All-South Region pick, Young led the league in points, with 27, while ranking second in goals and assists.

Despite missing the Big South and NCAA tournaments due to injury, he finished the season ranked 22nd nationally in total points and 18th in assists. CU stands 13-0-1 when the Troutman native produces at least one point in a match.

The redshirt junior was named the 2022 Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the Year earlier this summer.

National preseason lists are being released for the first time this season by the Division I All-America committees to promote college soccer leading up to the official start date for the regular season. The lists include United Soccer Coaches All-Americans and first- or second-team all-region players from 2021, who are scheduled to return for the 2022 season.

The Fighting Camels open the season with three straight road matches, starting with an Aug. 25. tilt against Incarnate Word in Houston, Texas.

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