Men's Soccer

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Ben Killian

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Round Rock, Texas

High School:
Round Rock

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
Defender

Club:
Lonestar Aztex

Ben Killian

At a glance: Fearless player with strong skills and the ability to adjust quickly ... Good size and strength in the air ... Played majority of minutes at left central back and is expected to resume starting role there after sitting out last season with a foot injury.

As a senior (2012): Received a medical redshirt after suffering preseason foot injury and will have one season of eligibility remaining.

As a junior (2011): Started in 16 games on defense ... Recorded first career goal in a 4-2 win vs. Stetson ... Assisted on two goals - one a header to teammate Adam Gorski for the equalizer in a tight match-up with Binghamton (Sept. 11) and another in the Buckeyes' home opener vs. Florida International (Sept. 2) ... Aided the defense in three of the group's five shutouts ... An Academic All-Big Ten selection.

As a sophomore(2010): Logged 1,044 minutes of game play in 15 contests, starting 13 of them on defense ... Missed several games with a late-season ankle injury, returning for the NCAA Third Round vs. Louisville.

As a freshman (2009): Recorded his first career start vs. Akron (9/30)... Played in five games on the season, totaling 123 minutes.

Lonestar Aztex: Defender for Lonestar Aztex U18 team in the National Academy League ... Helped team capture 2005 state title and reach regional quarterfinals ... Captain of 2008-09 squad.

Personal: Son of James and Nancy Killian ... Has two older brothers, Josh and Micah ... Majoring in history.

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