January 21, 2020

Five Buckeyes Named Academic All-Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Five members of the 2019 Ohio State men’s soccer team were named 2019 Academic All-Ohio in NCAA Division I, the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association announced.

Parker Siegfried (sports management), a senior goalkeeper, Samuel Buzzas (business), a junior defender, Jack Holland (arts & sciences), a senior midfielder, Jake Scheper (business), a senior midfielder and Matteo Bennati (arts & sciences), a junior forward. were honored.

Siegfried, a native of Granville, Ohio, finished his career with 18 career shutouts, the fourth most all-time at Ohio State.

Buzzas, A Bend, Oregon, native who transferred to Ohio State from Xavier prior to last season, started 19 matches for the Buckeyes a season ago and played 90 or more minutes in all but one game.

Holland, from nearby Dublin, Ohio, was a 2019 Second Team All-Big Ten honoree after leading the Buckeyes with 18 points as a senior.

Scheper hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. He scored Ohio State’s game-winning goal against Eastern Illinois in early September.

Bennati transferred to Ohio State from Belmont prior to his junior season last year. As a Buckeye, he played in 19 games, recorded three goals and was credited with two assists.