JUCO Teammates With UE Ties Bring Chemistry To Aces’ Squad


In the third part of a six-part series, we introduce two more signees for the University of Evansville men’s soccer team. Coming to Evansville from Arizona, Zach Jakpor and Raphaello Colasito bring collegiate experience and chemistry to the Aces for 2019.

After two productive seasons with Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Zach Jakpor continues his college career with Evansville for 2019. As a sophomore in 2018, Jakpor scored five goals and added three assists as a defender in 24 games, while leading the Coyotes to a 12-11-1 record. Over the last 11 games of the season, Jakpor helped the Coyotes amass a goals-against average of 0.73.A teammate of Jakpor’s at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Raphaello Colasito comes to Evansville with college playing experience and maturity. Colasito patrolled the midfield for the Coyotes tallying three goals and five assists in 24 games. Of Colasito’s three goals, the sophomore made the most of his scoring chances, notching a pair of game-winning goals.

Both Jakpor and Colasito have ties back to the Evansville men’s soccer program. Jakpor and Colasito each played under Aces’ alumni Scott Ikeda, who is an assistant coach at Chandler-Gilbert CC. Colasito’s connections continue as the Gilbert, Ariz. native played youth soccer with current Ace, Davis Peck, and was coached as a youth player by Tony Colavecchia, who was an assistant coach for Evansville’s 1985 final four team.