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May 24, 2018

Team of the Year: Men's Soccer


The men's soccer team celebrates the first goal of the game.

University of Chicago Athletics Dept. / The Chicago Maroon

The Maroon’s Men’s Team of the Year is the soccer team thanks to its record-breaking season. They set new records for wins (19), goals (59), and assists (54) this year en route to the NCAA Final Four, barely losing in a heartbreaking shootout to North Park University. Additionally, they claimed the UAA title by defeating conference rival Wash U. The Maroons were ranked No. 1 in the country for most of their season and had an 11-game win streak. 

Their team success was boosted by a plethora of individual accolades. Four players were named D3soccer.com All-Americans, one was named a USC Soccer All-American, three players were given the First Team All-Region award and one player was picked for Second Team All-Region status. The team also racked up an impressive nine UAA Athlete of the Week honors throughout their season. The Maroons swept UAA honors as well, earning Most Valuable Player honors and Rookie of the Year honors. Furthermore, four players earned First Team All-UAA status and two more were awarded Second Team All-UAA honors.

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