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 bahner harrisburg MATT BAHNER
Lakota West Class of 2008
College: University of Cincinnati (class of 2012)

Primary Position: Forward, Midfield (College & USL Pro)

Drafted By: Harrisburg City Islanders

 

College Summary:
2012: Played and started 13 games … scored in 55th minute against Syracuse (9/29) earning 1-0 victory … scored goal against Xavier (8/30) … finished off season with 30 shots and 11 shots on goal … recipient of the David Decarlo Award, a men’s soccer postseason award for displaying hard work and leadership … received postseason honors and was selected to the All-Ohio First Team by the OSCA.

2011: Missed entire season with knee injury.

2010: Started all 19 matches at wide midfield … all-BIG EAST second team and three-time BIG EAST Honor roll honoree … lead the team with seven goals and twenty points … also finished tied for first in assists with six … scored three game winners against Dayton (9/1) & Fordham (9/12) … also scored one in BIG EAST play at Seton Hall (10/16) … played in over 1600 minutes.

2009: Started all 17 matches played at wide midfield position … tied for third on the team with three goals and finished fourth with seven points … fifth on the team in minutes played despite missing a game … scored a pair of game winners, including in overtime against crosstown rival Xavier (9/30) … also scored game winner in BIG EAST play against Villanova (10/10).

2008: Named UC’s Newcomer of the Year … played in all 19 contests, making 16 starts at wide midfield … finished third on the team in scoring with four points (1 G, 2A) … tallied lone goal, the game-winner, against Green Bay (9/5) … assisted on the game-winning goal in UC’s biggest win of the season, a 1-0 triumph over No. 11/12 USF (10/28) … carded an assist on the game-tying tally against No. 8/7 Louisville (10/7) … saw nearly 1,400 minutes of action.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lakota West High School… three-time all-Greater Miami Conference selection… shared the GMC Player of the Year award after his senior season… first-team all-state selection… currently holds the school-record for assists in a game (4)… scored 26 goals and provided 19 assists in his high school career…selected to senior all-star game.

Club: Member of Ohio South ODP team from 2003-06… claimed an MRL Championship with Cincinnati United Premier in 2005…won Ohio State Cup championship in 2008.

Personal: Born March 12, 1990… son of Paul and Debbie Bahner.

This section last updated on 6/12/2014

watch for further updates as the 2014 season progresses.

 NickHagglund1-600x338 Nick Hagglund
Lakota West Class of 2010
College: Xavier University (class of 2013)

Primary Positions: Defender

Drafted By:  10th overall Toronto FC (signed for $48,500 guaranteed)season.

 

College Summary:

2013 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
2013 College Sports Madness All-BIG EAST first team
2013 Second Team NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region
CollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American first team
Named one of the top 10 defenders in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com
TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI second team
Preseason All-BIG EAST
Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s National Top 100 Upperclassmen – No. 17
National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
College Sports Madness BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference first team
2013 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
College Sports Madness Preseason All-American third team
Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-BIG EAST First Team … received much preseason praise, including theCollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American first team, named one of thetop 10 defenders in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com, earned a spot on theTopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI second teamCollege Sports Madness BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference first team and College Sports Madness Preseason All-American third teamPreseason All-BIG EAST, and was named No. 17 on Top Drawer Soccer’s Men’s National Top 100 Upperclassmenlist … he also was a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Candidate and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List … started in all 19 games for the Musketeers this season … tied for second best on the team with three assists on the season … two of his three assists were on game-winners … shot 26 times on the season with 7 being on goal … team recorded six shutouts with Hagglund as a member of the backline … only Xavier player in program history to receive a league defensive player of the year award.
2012 College Soccer News All-America Third Team
2012 NSCAA All-America Second Team
College Soccer News Preseason All-America Third Team
2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Defender of the Year
2012 Atlantic 10 First Team
2012 Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team
2012 TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 20 Atlantic 10 Conference Players to Watch List
2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Named to several All-American teams, including College Soccer News All-America Third Team and 2012 NSCAA All-America Second Team … also garnered conference awards for Atlantic 10 Conference Defender of the Year, Atlantic Ten First Team and Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team … started all 22 games and totaled 2027 minutes on the pitch, the highest on the team, during his junior season … finished the season with two goals, four assists and 31 shots … six of his shots were on goal … ranked sixth on the team in points … ripped the game-winning goal in a win over St. Bonaventure … had back-to-back games with assists versus Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
2011 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
2011 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
2011 Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Team
Earned a spot on the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team with his outstanding play in the backfield … earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team … played in 19 games and started 18 times and totaled 1,776 minutes on the pitch during his sophomore season … scored on a header in the Musketeers’ victory over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals … converted his penalty kick attempt in the shootout victory over George Washington to give the Musketeers their second straight Atlantic 10 Championship … posted his third assist of the season against West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament … had back-to-back assist games against Lipscomb and IPFW … fired 27 shots with 12 being on goal.
2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2010 Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team
Played several positions during his freshman campaign and was dominant in the air … named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team and Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team … one of four players to start and play in all of XU’s 21 games … tallied 1,709 minutes, which was third most on the team … headed in his only goal of the year against Alabama A&M … helped the Musketeers score their second goal in their NCAA Tournament game against West Virginia, even though it was scored an own goal … launched 27 shots for the year, five of which were on target … assisted in the game-winning goal against IUPUI for his only helper of the year.
High School
Played for two years as a midfielder/forward for Cincinnati United Premier U18 club team … club team was ranked 23rd in the nation in the fall of 2009 after being crowned champions of the Disney Showcase … first team All-City and second team All-State his senior year at Lakota West … named team MVP and offensive player of the year his senior year.
Personal
Parents are Stu and Sue Hagglund … sister Jenna attended the University of Washington and was an All-America volleyball player … management major.

This section last updated on 6/12/2014

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