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Akpan Selected to Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Year

Pictured: Andre Akpan led the Ivy League in scoring with 28 points.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography


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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After leading the Crimson to the Ivy League title and automatic berth to the NCAA tournament, Harvard senior co-captain Andre Akpan has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Year, it was announced Thursday morning.  Akpan garnered a spot on the second team.

A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, Akpan, a forward, led Harvard and the Ivy League in scoring with 11 goals and 28 points.  He ranked 14th in the nation with 1.65 points per game and tied for the Harvard lead with six assists.  Akpan also paced the Crimson with four game-winning tallies. 

Harvard's all-time leading scorer with 123 points, Akpan was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Year and was unanimously elected to the All-Ivy League first team for the fourth straight season.  He ranks first in school history with 33 assists and stands second with 45 goals, two shy of Chris Ohiri '64 (47 goals) for first.  A two-time semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's top soccer player, Akpan had three multiple goal efforts this fall and was honored as the Ivy League Player of the Week twice.

Akpan the Crimson will host the winner of Monmouth and Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA tournament Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be played at Ohiri Field.