Men's Soccer

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Austin Bergstrom

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

High School:
George Washington

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 165

Position:
Defender

Club:
Eastern Iowa Utd.

Austin Bergstrom

At a glance: Has become an everyday starter in the OSU lineup in the backline in all 20 games ... strong, consistent player to rely on for the Scarlet and Gray defense ... one of three OSU underclassmen to start in the Buckeye backfield.

As a sophomore (2014): Started every game this season for the Buckeyes ... collected 1,721 minutes and played 90 minutes or more in 10 games, including the last five matches ... attempted three shots throughout the season.


As a freshman (2013):
Played in nine games, while making five starts in his first season at Ohio State ... played a career high of 104 minutes in the Buckeyes' season opener against UNC Wilmington (Aug. 30) ... claimed his first assist to help Ohio State to victory against Oakland (Oct. 23) ... posted four shots during his first season as a Buckeye ... had a total of 557 minutes during the season.


George Washington: Four-year letterman ... Captained the squad as a junior and senior ... Received first team all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors ... Recognized as the conference Player of the Year and metro co-Player of the Year in 2013 ... Also played lettered in basketball and golf.


Eastern Iowa United: Earned three-consecutive Iowa State Cup Championship titles (2011, 2012 and 2013) ... Semifinalists at the U.S. Youth Region II Championships in 2013 ... Primarily played left back under head coaches Jon Cook and Paul Dayrell.

Personal: Majoring in biology ... Son of Brian Bergstrom and Diane King-Bergstrom ... Has two younger siblings, Augie and Anders ... Would like to one day attend graduate school ... Enjoys playing golf and piano ... Father played football for Harvard College and was inducted into the State of Iowa Athletic Association Football Hall of Fame ... Being part of the first Iowa team to win the National ODP Championship is his greatest sports thrill to date ... An AP scholar in high school and a member of the National Honor Society.

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