COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio State men’s soccer team earned All-Ohio honors Monday, as announced by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association. Seniors Tim Gabel and Danny Irizarry, along with junior Doug Verhoff, each earned a spot on the 17-member team.
Gabel, a 2008 co-captain, finished his career with 58 starts at left back and saw action in 71 total games. The recently-named team MVP tallied six goals over the last four years and added 10 assists. Gabel also is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and member of the Second Team All-Big Ten.
Also a co-captain, Irizarry played in 85 career games, making 70 starts as a central midfielder. He led the Buckeyes in 2008 with six goals, including game-winners vs. Florida Gulf Coast and Wisconsin, and had 11 goals for his career. He also is a two-time All-Big Ten selection.
Verhoff completed his second full season as the starting central defender by playing and starting in 19 contests, adding one goal and three assists. He also is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Pos Name Year School
GK Evan Bush SR Akron
GK Tyler Picard SO Dayton
D Mitch Boyer JR Cleveland State
D Tim Gabel SR Ohio State
D Jacob Lawrence JR Bowling Green
D Kofi Sarkodie FR Akron
D Brad Simpson SR Cincinnati
D Doug Verhoff JR Ohio State
D Jake Vollmer JR Xavier
M Anthony Ampaipitakwong SO Akron
M Danny Irizarry SR Ohio State
F Florian DeCamps SR Dayton
F Braden Fleak JR Wright State
F Alex Torda JR Dayton
F Matt Tutich SR Akron
F Slavisa Ubiparipovic JR Cleveland State
F Steve Zakuani * SO Akron
*2008 NCAA Division I Men’s All-Ohio Player of the Year: Steve Zakuani, University of Akron
2008 NCAA Div I Men’s All-Ohio Coach of the Year: Caleb Porter University of Akron