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.
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.
2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
2011 NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team
2011 Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team
2011 Lakeside Classic All-Tournament Team
2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2010 Atlantic 10 Championship All-Tournament Team
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.
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.