Akpan Garners College Soccer News All-America Status
Pictured: Andre Akpan is a finalist for the Missouri
Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy.
Photo courtesy: David Silverman Photography
Complete College Soccer News All-America Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After being honored as a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, presented to the nation’s top soccer player, senior Andre Akpan continues to receive honors, as he was named to the College Soccer News All-America first team, the publication announced Monday.
Akpan, who was also selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association All-America and All-Northeast Region first team, paced Harvard and the Ivy League with 30 points and 12 goals during his senior season. A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, Akpan was named the Ivy League Player of the Year and earned his fourth selection to the All-Ivy League first team. He was also a nominee for Soccer News Net National Player of the Year and was tabbed to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Year, garnering a spot on the second team.
Harvard’s all-time leading scorer with 127 points, Akpan also stands first in school history with 33 assists and is tied with Chris Ohiri ’64 for first with 47 goals. A co-captain of the Crimson this fall, Akpan tallied four game-winning goals and ranked 17th in the nation with 1.58 points per game. Akpan also earned accolades for his work in the classroom, having been named to the Academic All-Ivy League team this fall.