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Dec. 5, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Four members of the Ohio State men’s soccer team were honored today by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Tony Earp (Plantation, Fla.), Jake Traeger (Sr., Littleton, Colo.), Andy Rosenband (Sr., Hammond, Ind.) and Justin Cook (Jr., Winter Springs, Fla.) all were named to the 2002 All-Ohio teams. Earp, Traeger and Rosenband garnered first team honors and Cook was named to the second team. Traeger and Rosenband also were selected to the second team All-Great Lakes Region team.

Serving as the leader of the Buckeye defense, Traeger was one of only four Buckeyes to start all 19 games in 2002. A versatile and athletic defender, he helped Ohio State record a conference-leading nine shutouts while recording one assist in the final regular season game at Northwestern.

Rosenband once again led the Buckeyes in every offensive category. He recorded seven goals (four game-winners) and six assists for 20 points, took 70 total shots and started all 19 games for the Buckeyes at the forward position. He was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2002 (Sept. 2 and Nov. 11).

Earp was another Buckeye to start every game in 2002. Serving as captain, Earp tallied two goals and one assist for five points from the midfield spot. Earp was a second team All-Ohio selection in 2001.

Cook was second on the team in scoring with 14 points (five goals, four assists). He recorded three assists in two games during the 2002 Scarlet and Gray Classic in August, earning tournament MVP honors. He started all 17 games in which he played. Cook also was an All-Ohio selection in 2001.

2002 ALL-GREAT LAKES SELECTION
DIVISION I
1st TEAM
Pos. Name Yr. School Hometown
GK Tyler Robinson Sr. Michigan St. Lansing, MI
D John Swann Sr. Indiana Pittsboro, IN
D Chad Dombrowski * Sr UW-Milwaukee West Allis, WI
D Steve Lawrence Sr. Marquette Brookfield, WI
M Ned Grabavoy So. Indiana New Lenox, IL
M Ryan Mack ** Sr. Indiana Beverly Hills, MI
M Nathan Fleetwood Jr. Kentucky Adelaide, Australia
F Pat Noonan ** Sr. Indiana Ballwin, MO
F Antou Jallow So. UW-Milwaukee Uppsala, Sweden
F Eric Braun ** Sr. Notre Dame Rodermark, Germany
F Chris Rolfe So. Dayton Kettering, OH
2nd TEAM
Pos. Name Yr. School Hometown
GK Chris Dadaian Sr. UW-Milwaukee New Berlin, WI
D Tiest Sondaal * So. Xavier Tilberg, Netherlands
D Adrian Cann Jr. Louisville Ontario, Canada
D Jake Traeger Sr. Ohio State Littleton, CO
M Knox Cameron * So. Michigan Bronx, NY
M Mike Mariscalco Sr. Butler Dayton, OH
M Nick Van Sicklen Sr. UW-Madison Madison, WI
F Andy Rosenband Sr. Ohio State Hammond, IN
F Nick Pantazi * Sr. Butler St. Louis, MO
F Byron Carmichael * Sr. Marshall Lumberton, NJ
F Kirt Hawart Jr. Akron N. Royalton, OH
3rd TEAM
Pos. Name Yr. School Hometown
GK Grant Barrie Sr. Butler Cape Town, S. Africa
D Kevin Taylor * Jr. Michigan Miami, FL
D Steve Nottingham Jr. Detroit-Mercy Stamford, England
D Jason Perry Jr. Oakland Southfield, MI
M Tighe Dombrowski Sr. UW-Milwaukee West Allis, WI
M Tim Brown Jr. Cincinnati Wellington, New Zealand
M Justin Detter * Jr. Notre Dame White Lake, MI
F Ablaye Camara So. Detroit-Mercy Conakry, Guinea
F Mychal Turpin * So. Michigan Pontiac, MI
F Stephan Ademolu So. Cleveland St. Windsor, Canada
F Jamal Shteiwi So. Kentucky Cincinnati, OH

(*) Previous Selection

2002 ALL-OHIO SELECTION
1st TEAM
Pos. Name Yr. School Hometown
GK Dave DeGraff Jr. Bowling Green Naperville, IL
D Tiest Sondaal So. Xavier Tilberg, Netherlands
D Jake Traeger Sr. Ohio State Littleton, CO
D Denny Clanton Jr. Dayton Aurora, IL
M Tim Brown Jr. Cincinnati Wellington, New Zealand
M Bret Jones Sr. Wright State Xenia, OH
M Tony Earp Sr. Ohio State Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
F Chris Rolfe So. Dayton Kettering, OH
F Andy Rosenband Sr. Ohio State Hammond, IN
F Kirt Harwat Jr Akron North Royalton, OH
F Stephan Ademolu So. Cleveland State Windsor, Canada
2nd TEAM
Pos. Name Yr. School Hometown
GK Brian Schaeper So. Xavier Cincinnati, OH
D Mike Nsien Sr. Dayton Tulsa, OK
D Brandon Dobbs Jr. Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
D Matt Leardini Sr. Bowling Green Youngstown, NY
M Alex Odwell So. Akron Northampton, England
M Adrian Balc Fr. Cleveland State Hudson, OH
M Hans Jorgen Haugland So. Akron Bergen, Norway
F Steven Barten Fr. Xavier Geldrop, Netherlands
F Justin Cook Jr. Ohio State Orlando, FL
F Ricky Strong Jr. Wright State Rochester Hills, MI
F Patrick Wiremu So. Cincinnati, OH Wellington, New Zealand

Player of the Year: Tiest Sondaal