Eight Freshmen Prepare for Collegiate Action
Men's Soccer Returns Mix of Youth and Experience
The Huskies are set to host the Bearcats at Morrone Stadium on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
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
UConn vs SMU (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Cornell (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Iona (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UMass (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs BU NCAA 1st Round (photo by Stephen Slade)
AS A SENIOR (2016): Started in all 19 games as one of two co-captains...Selected to the American Athletic Conference First Team...Registered two goals and seven assists for the Huskies...his seven assists ranked second in The American and tied for 40th nationally...Won American Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10 after scoring a pair of goals against Cincinnati...Logged 36 total shots, placing him eighth overall in the conference.
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.