|Hometown:||Grand Prairie, Texas|
|High School:||The Oakridge School|
Team captain ... Named one of three finalists for Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy ... Earned NSCAA All-America first-team status ... Selected to College Soccer News All-America first team ... Earned a spot on Soccer America MVP first team ... Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Decade ... Honored as New England Soccer News Player of the Year ... Semifinalist for Hermann Trophy for third straight season ... Tabbed to College Soccer News Preseason All-America first team for second straight season ... Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List ... Honored on Soccer America Preseason All-America team for third consecutive year ... Listed by ESPN.com as a contender for the Hermann Trophy ... Ivy League Player of the Year ... Unanimous selection to All-Ivy League first team ... Among nominees for Soccer News Net Player of the Year ... Tabbed to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Year ... NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team .... Selected to Academic All-Ivy League team ... Started all 19 games ... Ranks as Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 127 points ... Has a program-best 33 career assists and is tied for first with 47 goals ... Led Harvard with 12 goals, including four game-winning tallies, and 30 points in 2009 ... Paced the Ivy League in points and goals and was tied for first in assists ... Scored in 3-0 win over Monmouth in second round of NCAA tournament (Nov. 22); goal tied Akpan with Chris Ohiri ’64 for first on school’s career goals list ... Named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week (Sept. 8) after scoring two goals and handing out three assists in opening week ... Scored two goals and had an assist in win over Stony Brook (Sept. 4) ... Handed out two assists in victory at Boston College (Sept. 7) ... Tallied two goals in 4-0 win over Army (Sept. 13) ... Netted two goals and handed out an assist for five point-effort in victory at Fairfield (Sept. 19) ... Named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week and tabbed to College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 20) ... Assisted on game-winning tally in double overtime at Yale (Oct. 3) ... Notched a goal in win over Holy Cross (Oct. 7) ... Netted game’s only goal in 1-0 win over Brown (Oct. 17) ... Tabbed Ivy League Player of the Week (Oct. 19) ... Scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 90th minute at Providence (Oct. 20) ... Tallied a goal on a penalty kick for a second straight game against Princeton (Oct. 24) ... Netted game winner in 63rd minute against Dartmouth (Oct. 31) ... Named to College Soccer News National Team of the week for second time (Nov. 2) ... Assisted on game-winning goal in overtime at Columbia (Nov. 7).
Among nominees for Soccer News Net Player of the Year ... Semifinalist for Hermann Trophy ... NSCAA All-America first-team choice ... Unanimous All-Ivy League first team selection ... NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team ... Selected to College Soccer News Preseason All-America first team ... Named by ESPNsoccernet as a "contender" for the Hermann Trophy ... Honored on Hermman Trophy Watch List ... Recognized on Soccer America Preseason All-America first team ... Along with teammate Michael Fucito, named by College Soccer News as "Most Exciting Combination" in Division I Men's Soccer ... Harvard's all-time scoring leader with 97 points and holds the school record with 27 career assists ... Competed with Chicago Fire Player Development team ... Started all 18 contests ... Ranked first in the Ivy League with 24 points and was tied for second in goals and assists ... Tied for 27th in the nation in scoring ... Led Harvard in points and goals (10) ... Set Harvard's all-time scoring and assist records with a tally and a helper in 6-1 win over Columbia (Nov. 8); named to Ivy League honor roll for effort ... Tallied the game winner in double overtime at Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA tournament (Nov. 22); named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week for effort ... Scored twice in first half in win over New Hampshire (Sept. 23); selected to Ivy League honor roll ... Tallied a goal at Boston University (Sept. 30) ... Added an assist in win over Cornell (Oct. 11) ... Found the back of the net in 4-1 win at Brown (Oct. 18) ... Had a season-high five points (two goals, one assist) win victory at Holy Cross (Oct. 21) ... Assisted on game winner at Princeton (Oct. 25) ... Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com College Team of the Week, was honored as the COOP Student-Athlete of the Week and was selected to the Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 27) ... Tallied a score against Providence (Oct. 28) ... Had a goal and assist at Maine (Nov. 5).
Named second-team All-America by NSCAA and College Soccer News ... First-team NSCAA All-Northeast Region ... Unanimous first-team All-Ivy performer ... Finished the regular season as the second-leading scorer with 14 goals and nine assists ... Only underclassman to be named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy semifinalist list ... Named Finalist for Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Award ... Preseason second-team All-America by College Soccer News ... Named Preseason All-America by Soccer America ... Preseason first team All-America by Major League Soccer Magazine ... Stands as the nation's only underclassman to be honored by all three media pundits ... Tallied an assist in a season-opening 3-2 win over No. 22 Rhode Island (Sept. 1) ... Recorded an assist on Michael Fucito's goal in win over Providence (Sept. 9) ... Scored game winning goals in consecutive games against Vermont and Boston University (Sept. 11 and 14) ... Scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning goal against Massachusetts (Sept. 14) ... Named Ivy League Player of the Week (Sept. 17) ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist against Loyola Marymount (Sept. 21) ... Scored Harvard's only goal in a 1-1 tie against defending national champion UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 23) ... Named to the Loyola Marymount All-Tournament team ... Named to the Ivy League honor roll (Sept. 24) ... Scored two goals and recorded an assist against Fairfield (Sept. 29), his third multi-point game of the season ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 1) ... Named College Soccer News National Player of the Week (Oct. 1) ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Ivy League opener against Cornell (Oct. 6) ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 8) ... Scored a goal against 14th-ranked Brown (Oct. 13) ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 15) ... Scored the team's only goal against Holy Cross (Oct. 17) ... Recorded an assist and scored a goal against Princeton (Oct. 20), extending his goal-scoring streak to 10 straight games ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Oct. 22) ... Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week (Oct. 22) ... Scored his 12th goal against Columbia in a 5-1 win (Nov. 3) ... Had two assists and one goal against Yale (Nov. 17) to record his sixth multi-point game of the season ... Named to Ivy League honor roll (Nov. 19) ... Scored a goal against CCSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Member of the U-20 U.S. National Team pool ... Chosen as one of just seven collegiate players to represent the U.S. at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada from June 30-July 22 ... Member of the team that qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup by winning Group A of the CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Panama City, Panama ... Started in his first international appearance and scored a hat trick against Haiti (Jan. 21) ... Akpan, only the third American to score a hat trick for the U-20's, also started against Guatemala in the team's second game .... Played all 90 minutes, scoring the game's first goal and adding an assist in a 4-0 victory over Canada (June 3) ... Started against Canada and played 78 minutes on June 7 ... Saw his first playing time at the U-20 World Cup in Canada in the Round of 16 against Uruguay in a 2-1 overtime victory. Came on in the 51st minute and played a role in the team's game-tying goal in the 88th minute when a ball was taken off his foot by a Uruguayan defender for an own goal. The U.S. would win the game, 2-1, in the 107th minute, advancing to play Austria in the quarterfinals.
Named "Top 100 Freshman to Keep an Eye On" by College Soccer News prior to the season ... Named National Rookie of the Year by Top Drawer Soccer ... Unanimously named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and First Team All-Ivy League ... Named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team ... Started all 17 games for the Crimson and set a Harvard freshman scoring record with 34 points on 11 goals and 12 assists, good enough to lead all freshmen in Division I ... His 12 assists led all Ivy Leaguers and is the third-best single season mark in Harvard history ... Earned league rookie of the week honors five times during the season ... Scored two goals with an assist for five points in his first collegiate game against nationally-ranked Old Dominion (Sept. 1) and finished the regular season with a trio of five-point scoring efforts (others coming against Yale (Sept. 30) and Holy Cross (Oct. 17)). Five of his goals and four of his assists came during league play where he also logged game-winning goals against Princeton (Oct. 21) and Yale ... Harvard COOP Student-Athlete of the Week twice (Sept. 5 and Oct. 23) ... Soccer America Team of the Week (Sept. 7 and Oct. 23) ... Soccer New England Team of the Week (Oct. 23) ... Soccer Times Team of the Week (Oct. 23) ... Named to the Rhode Island Classic All-Tournament team.
Four-year starter at forward for The Oakridge School ... Two-time captain and team MVP in soccer ... Also earned letters in track & field and was a member of the school's 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relay teams, also ran the 100 meter and 200 meter dashes ... Named All-Southwest Preparatory Conference all four years in soccer ... Three-time all-area for private schools and a one-time all-area pick for all schools ... Earned Corsica Nike Winter Warm-Up All-Tournament Team honors as a junior and earned his school's Male Athlete Award that year ... Set school's record for goals in a season with 37 as a junior after guiding his team to a 23-0 record and a league championship ... Also set career scoring mark with 111 points ... Earned academic honors in Spanish, world history and theatre production ... Named to Headmaster's List in each period throughout high school career ... Earned Craig Alan Voss Memorial Scholarship Award for superiority in academics and athletics ... Also recipient of Deva Zina Sauls Memorial Award for strength of heart in academics and athletics ... National Honor Society member ... National Merit Commended and National Achievement Scholar ... Active in many clubs including Spanish Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Teens About Celebrating Culture and Junior Optimist Octagon International Club ... Logged over 65 hours of community service at his local church, school and Arlington Memorial Hospital ... Enjoys soccer of all varieties ... Older brother, Adrian, played soccer at Bowling Green State before graduating in 2006.