Junior co-captain Kwame Awuah was tabbed as The American's Co-Midfielder of the Year on Thursday
Connecticut held its opponent to just five shots for the second straight match
Kwame Awuah and Cyle Larin both named to All-Freshman Teams
The Huskies finished the season ranked No. 9 by the NSCAA
The Huskies advance to play Virginia on Friday at 7 p.m.
UConn vs BU NCAA 1st Round (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Quinnipiac (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs SMU Men's Soccer
UConn v Tulsa Men's Soccer
UConn vs Quinnipiac Men's Soccer NCAA
AS A JUNIOR (2015): Started in all 22 games for the Huskies as one of two co-captains… Named American Athletic Conference Co-Midfielder of the Year and earned a spot on the league’s All-Conference First Team… Finished first in the league with 12 assists and a 0.55 assist per game mark… Also collected three goals, including a pair of scores in UConn’s 3-1 comeback win over Boston University in the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 19… Ranked ninth in The American with 0.82 points per game.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014): Made the start in each of the Huskies' 19 matches on the season... Tallied a team-high five assists and finished third on UConn in points (9) and fourth in goals (2)... Scored the game-winner against Temple (Nov. 8) and Tulsa (Oct. 11)... Recorded 20 shots during the year and played a pivotal role in a Connecticut midfield that tallied five shutouts in conference play... Named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll on Oct. 13 after his game-winner against the Golden Hurricane.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Started in 22 of 23 games as an outside back... Named to the 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team... Earned a spot on the Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team... Netted his first career goal against top-seeded UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Third Round... Recorded an assist in his first collegiate appearance against St. Francis (N.Y.) (Aug. 30)... Was part of a defense that recorded 12 shutouts... Named to the Conference Honor Roll (Sept. 9) after helping a UConn defense that held Boston University (Sept. 6) to just eight total shots.
PRIOR TO UCONN: A member of the Canadian National Team pool, Awuah is also a squad player on the U14-U16 Ontario Provincial Program ... Earned an Ontario Summer Games bronze medal in 2010 ... Team won the Ontario Futsal Cup Championship in 2008 and the Nutrilite National All-Star Championship in 2009 ... Squad advanced to the Nutrilite National All-Star Finals in 2011 and won the 2012 Adidas Potomac Tournament ... Honored as the Dante Alighieri Varsity boys soccer MVP after scoring 15 goals in eight games.
PERSONAL: An exploratory major ... Born Dec. 2, 1995.