Xavier Players Named To TopDrawerSoccer.com Atlantic 10 Top 20

Luke Spencer moved to No. 7 on the Atlantic 10 Top 20 list.

Luke Spencer moved to No. 7 on the Atlantic 10 Top 20 list.

Oct. 5, 2012

CINCINNATI - Three Xavier men's soccer players remained on the midseason TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 20 Atlantic 10 Conference players to watch list, which was announced on Friday.

Senior Luke Spencer, junior Nick Hagglund and sophomore Will Walker appear on the list which rates the top 20 players in the conference at the preseason, midseason and postseason points in the year.

Spencer was ranked No. 7 on the list, marking the fifth consecutive time he has been named to the updated list. He jumped from the 12th position and was the only Musketeer to move up. This season the Cincinnati native has scored nine goals and tallied three assists. His offensive numbers lead the conference and rank in the top five nationally.

Hagglund fell six spots to No. 12 despite his preseason honors that include being named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and three preseason All-American honors. He leads the Xavier backline that has been key to three-consecutive shutouts.

Walker makes his second-straight appearance on the list with the No. 17 spot, one down from his previous position. He has two goals and two assists for the Musketeers this season.

No. 17/14 Xavier opens up Atlantic 10 Conference play on Friday when it hosts nationally-ranked Saint Louis. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from the Xavier University Soccer Complex.