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Akpan Tabbed to College Soccer News Preseason All-America Team

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Senior forward Andre Akpan of the Harvard men’s soccer team has been named to the College Soccer News All-America first team for the second consecutive season, the publication announced this week. Akpan is one of two Ivy League players honored on the preseason All-America team.

A two-time semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, Akpan is Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 97 points on 35 goals and 27 assists. During the 2008 season, Akpan amassed an Ivy League-best 26 points on 10 scores and six helpers.

For his effort last fall, the native of Grand Prairie, Texas, was honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America first team for the second time. He is a three-time NSCAA All-Northeast Region first-team honoree and has garnered three unanimous All-Ivy League first-team nods over his career.

Akpan, who has been playing with the Chicago Fire Players Development team this summer, will serve as co-captain of the Crimson along with senior midfielder Brian Grimm during the 2009 season.

Photo courtesy of DSPics.com.