Over the last few weeks, everything has been coming up roses for Abdel Talabi (Brewster, Mass.).
A postgraduate student at Worcester Academy, he played holding midfielder as the Hilltoppers won the Class A final on penalty kicks in mid-November, marking their first NEPSAC title in 108 years as a program. Then last weekend, Talabi made his debut with the New England Revolution Academy U-19 team, as it won its Winter Cup group to advance to the Spring Cup.
The good news keeps on coming for the Class of 2020 center back, who announced on Tuesday that he committed to Bryant University, a Division 1 program in Smithfield, R.I.