Nov. 4, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members on the Ohio State men’s soccer team were recognized on All-Big Ten teams, the conference office announced Friday morning. Junior Nate Kohl and sophomore Abdi Mohamed were each named second team selections, while redshirt freshman Parker Siegfried was named to the All-Freshman Team. Senior Austin Bergstrom was named the team’s Sportsmanship Award Winner.
Kohl, from Dublin, Ohio, picks up his first career conference honor on the second team list. The OSU forward has led the Buckeyes in scoring this fall with 14 points on six goals two assists. Two weeks ago, Kohl, a transfer from Michigan, scored his first career game-winning goal vs. his former team in the final moments of double overtime in Ann Arbor. He’s totaled a team-high 31 shots with 16 on target (.516 sog %).
Mohamed, from Worthington, Ohio, collects his second career league honor after being named to the all-freshman squad a year ago. The OSU midfielder is second on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists. Two of his four goals have come off free kick situations from distance. He’s started in 16 games, shutting down opposing attacking players, while posting 26 shots with 10 on goal.
Siegfried, a native of Granville, Ohio, earns his first career honor on the All-Freshman team. The Buckeye goalkeeper, a unanimous selection, has garnered three shutouts this year, including two clean sheets in Big Ten games. He has started in all 18 matches and has a 1.49 goals-against average, totaling 60 stops, including two on penalty kicks, in his first year between the posts for the Scarlet and Gray.
Bergstrom, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the Sportsmanship Award. A former walk-on, Bergstrom was named co-captain for the 2016 season and has not missed a minute on the pitch, playing in all 1,690 minutes in the OSU backfield. He has started in 68 career games the past four years and has a season-high seven points on three goals and one assist.
No. 6 seed Ohio State travels to No. 3 seed Wisconsin for the quarterfinals of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament at 1 p.m. ET Sunday in Madison, Wis. The contest will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).