Dec. 11, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members on the Ohio State men’s soccer team were named to All-Midwest Region teams, announced this week by the National Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer and senior back Liam Doyle were named first team selections, while senior midfielder Kyle Culbertson was named a second team honoree. Junior forward Danny Jensen also was recognized as a third team selection. The four all-region honors in 2015 tops the 2007 College Cup squad that saw three Buckeyes earn all-region laurels.
Froschauer, a native of Union, Ky., earns first team all-region honors after being named the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and first team All-Big Ten. Froschauer led the conference with a .798 save percentage and 10 shutouts this fall to help the Buckeyes to their fourth Big Ten title in school history. Froschauer’s 10 shutouts tied for third on the OSU single-season saves list with former Buckeye keepers Casey Latchem (2006) and Matt Lampson (2010). His 0.88 goals-against average ranks ninth all-time in OSU single-season history.
Doyle, a native of Isle of Man, U.K., was a 2015 co-captain on the Big Ten champion squad and was the 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He earns his second all-region award after being named to the second team list last season. Doyle anchored an Ohio State backline that allowed just six goals in Big Ten games, the lowest mark in the conference as well as 10 clean sheets. A two-time first team All-Big Ten selection, Doyle notched 10 points, including a season-high six assists, while registering a pair of goals.
Culbertson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, picks up his first career all-region honor after being named a first-team All-Big Ten selection during his final season as a Buckeye. The OSU midfielder was named NSCAA National Player of the Week after scoring a pair of goals vs. conference-rival Michigan to crown the Buckeyes as Big Ten champions. Culbertson registered a career-high 17 points on six goals and five assists, which was second-most on the team.
Jensen, from Weston, Fla., also earns his first career all-region award. The OSU forward led the Buckeyes with a career-high 18 points on six goals and six assists. A second team All-Big Ten selection, Jensen tallied three goals and three assists during the team’s hot streak of 10-consecutive unbeaten matches. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week twice during his junior campaign and leads all active Buckeyes with 15 goals and 40 points, both of which are close to the Top 10 career lists in school history.