At a glance: One of seven returning starters in 2016 ... can play forward or midfield for the Scarlet and Gray ... quick, great ball awareness and constant energy on the pitch ... ability to score goals at any moment in the contest, especially on the counterattack … four career game-winning goals … 2015 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner.
2016 (Senior Season): Has started in 11 matches with 13 appearances … 20 shots with six on target in 929 total minutes …. two shots on target in opener vs. Virginia Tech (Aug. 26) … played in 88 minutes of action at Oregon State (Sept. 5) … notched a career-best two assists in 4-1 win over Valparaiso (Sept. 21) … had a season-high three shots with one on goal in 35 minutes at Bowling Green (Sept. 24) … played in 70 minutes with two shots at No. 1 Maryland (Oct. 7) … had a season-high three shots in win over Oakland (Oct. 11) … played in a season-high 103 minutes vs. No. 7 Indiana (Oct. 15) … scored first goal of season at No. 4 Louisville (Oct. 18) … recorded one shot on goal in 100 minutes at Michigan (Oc.t 21).
2015 (Junior Season): Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winner ... appeared in 20 games and started in 14… third on the team in points with 11 (5g, 1a) … scored his first goal of the season in the 2-0 win vs. Dayton (Sep. 25) … collected the game-winner with three seconds remaining in double overtime vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 7) … notched his third goal of the season vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 18) … scored another final-play game-winner with 13 seconds remaining vs. Cleveland State (Oct. 21) ... played 90 minutes in both games at Rutgers (Oct. 25) and vs. Maryland (Oct. 31) ... had two shots vs. Michigan in 78 minutes of play (Nov. 4)... added two shots vs. Penn State (Nov. 8) ... collected his season-high fifth goal in the B1G semifinals win over Rutgers (Nov. 13) ... scored all five goals at home in 2015 … finished with 20 shots, including nine on target for a .450 shot-on-target percentage (led the team) … OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Played 20 games, including four starts … posted seven points (3g, 1a) in 995 minutes of action … had three shots in 2014 opener vs. UC Davis … recorded the highest shot-on-goal percentage (.765, 13-17) ... came off the bench to score the gamewining goal in the 85th minute in a 2-1 win vs. Michigan (Nov. 5) to capture the No. 2 seed in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament ... scored points in three-consecutive matches from Oct. 18-Oct. 25 ... had an assist in win over Rutgers (Oct. 25) … boasted two gamewinning goals in 2014 … OSU Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 (Freshman Season): Played in 16 contests, including 11 starts for the Buckeyes as a true freshman ... tallied 997 minutes, including 12 matches with at least 50 minutes on the pitch ... boasted first career assist in 2-0 win over Northern Illinois (Sept. 1) ... scored first career goal in road match at Tulsa (Sept. 6) ... took 21 corners for the Scarlet and Gray.
Rockwall: Scored three goals as a freshman ... Named District 21-4A Newcomer of the year in 2010... With 29 goals in 2011, he earned District 21-4A Offensive MVP and second team all-region accolades ... Did not play in 2012 or 2013 due to USSF Academy Rule.
Dallas Texans Red: Honorable mention Top Drawer Soccer Playoffs Starting XI ... TDS Weekly Starting XI (2006-10) ... Five time Texas State Cup Championa ... 2009 Dallas Cup Champion... 2009 Gothia Cup Champion... 2009 Helsinki Cup Finalist ... 2009 Disney Showcase Champion.
Personal: Majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering ... Son of Bill & Crystal Soldat... Has two sisters who play collegiate soccer, one of whom - Shelby - was on the Buckeye women's team before transferring to Georgia State ... Their older sister Randi plays soccer at North Carolina State ... Lists his greatest sports thrill as winning Dallas Cup following eight rounds of penalty kicks... Enjoys hanging out with friends, playing other sports and playing Xbox away from the pitch.
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