COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the Ohio State men’s soccer team earned All-Ohio Academic honors, as announced this week by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association. Senior Tim Gabel and junior Doug Verhoff each earned first-team recognition, while seniors Patrick Roan and Geoff Marsh and sophomore Matt Gold were named to the second team.

Each of the two All-Ohio teams are made up of players from Division I, II and NAIA players from state of Ohio colleges and universities. To be eligible, student-athletes must be of sophomore standing or higher and hold at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average, while starting at least 50 percent of their team’s games.

All five Buckeyes, plus eight of their teammates, were recognized in the fall as Academic All-Big Ten selections for earning a GPA of 3.0 or higher. A total of 80 Ohio State student-athletes from seven eligible fall sports earned the conference honor.

The Buckeye soccer team finished the 2008 season with a 9-9-3 record and a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Gabel, Marsh and Roan were joined by Danny Irizarry, Drew Czekanski and German Gomez as the senior members.