Matt Walker Came In as A Sub During Columbus Crew Match
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First MLS Honor For The Former Musketeer
Xavier men's soccer players, past and present, and head coach Andy Fleming talked to GoXavier.com about the importance of the event and how much it means to the program.
Junior defender Nick Hagglund was recently named to two All-American teams (NSCAA and College Soccer News) for his performance during the 2012 season. The Cincinnati native was again a lock down center back and earned the Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year award.
Xavier found out it will be returning to the NCAA Tournament to face West Virginia for the second year.
Defender Nick Hagglund talks about being back in the Atlantic 10 Championship as the No. 6 seed. Xavier faces off against No. 3 Charlotte; a familiar opponent on Thursday. He also talks about being named to the A-10 First Team.
As A Senior (2013)
Named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-BIG EAST First Team ... received much preseason praise, including the CollegeSoccerNews.com Preseason All-American first team, named one of the top 10 defenders in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com, earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI second team, College Sports Madness BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference first team and College Sports Madness Preseason All-American third team, Preseason 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.
As A Junior (2012)
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.
As A Sophomore (2011)
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.
As A Freshman (2010)
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.