August 22, 2022

Buckeye Trio Makes B1G Watch List


COLUMBUS, Ohio – With the start to the 2022 Ohio State Men’s Soccer season just days away, the Big Ten announced Monday the three Buckeyes on the league’s watch list this season.

Ohio State gets underway at 7 p.m. Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium against South Carolina in the annual Wolstein Classic in Columbus. Dayton and Cal Poly kick things off in the event at 4 p.m.

Senior Xavier Green along with juniors Laurence Wootton and Deylen Vellios were selected by the league coaches for the annual watch list, which consists of 27 players, three each from the nine league teams.

Wootton, Ohio State’s MVP in 2021 and a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, led Ohio State with six goals and 14 points as a sophomore.

Green, who elected to return for a fifth season in 2022, was next with four goals and nine points a season ago.

Vellios played in all 16 games on defense and helped the Buckeyes hold nine opponents to a goal or less in 2021.


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