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With the men's soccer season beginning this weekend what better team to feature for this week's Ask A Musketeer. Junior Andy Kaplan, a defensive midfielder for the two-time defending Atlantic 10 Champions, answers your questions.
Xavier found out it will be returning to the NCAA Tournament to face West Virginia for the second year.
The men's soccer team closes out its regular season schedule with a match against Dayton. Xavier is looking to secure a spot in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship next weekend.
As a Sophomore (2011): Mainstay in the defensive midfield and one of just two players to start in all 21 matches ... Scored the equalizer and the first-goal of his career against No. 13 Northern Illinois ... Named to the 2011 Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Team ... Collected his first-career assist against La Salle ... Was second on the team with 1,859 minutes played ... Played the entire match 14 times ... Finished the season with eight shots.
As a Freshman (2010): An intimidating presence in the Musketeers' backfield ... During his 12 starts the Musketeers allowed only 10 goals ... Saw action in 20 total games and racked up 1,303 minutes on the pitch, second most among freshmen ... Recorded two shots on the year.
Before Xavier: Three-year starter for [HS] team ... Named to Second Team All-State and Academic All-State his senior year while leading his team to the State Finals ... Played club soccer in the spring of 2009 with the Cutters '92 Red, coached by former Indiana University assistant Phil Presser ... Played for the Hoosier FC 91-92 in the spring of 2010.
Personal: Parents are Stu and Masako ... Majoring in Philosophy, Politics & The Public ... Also considered Indiana University.