Liam Doyle
Liam Doyle


Isle of Man, U.K.

Last College:
Cincinnati State

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 198


At a glance: 2015 team captain … 2015 Big Ten Players to Watch List … 2015 Third Team Preseason All-American by College Soccer News  2014 First Team All-Big Ten Selection ... Second Team NSCAA All-Midwest … one of the top defenders in the Big Ten ... tall, physical player as the anchor to the Ohio State backline at center back ... strong, accurate strikes on free kicks ... also has been one of the top Buckeyes to take penalty kicks.

2015 (Senior Season): Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-District ... Preseason All-American by CollegeSoccerNews ... B1G Preseason Player to Watch List ... third on the team with 10 points (2g, 6a) … second on the team with 1,752 minutes ... has started every game this season … has played 90 minutes or more in 20 games and 17 straight … part of a back line responsible for 10 clean sheets … opened the season with a goal vs. Cal State Fullerton (Aug. 28) … scored the game-winner on an OT penalty kick at Indiana (Oct. 9) … collected assists on both goals in the 2-1 win vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 7) … assited the game-winner vs. Maryland (Oct. 31) ... named to TopDrawerSoccer and CollegeSoccer News National Teams of the Week (Oct. 13) ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) ... TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week (Nov. 3) ... posted an assist in the win over Michigan (Nov. 4).. had four shots vs Penn State (Nov. 8) ... posted four shots in the Big Ten Tournament (Nov. 13-15) ... has notched 33 shots, including 11 on goal along with going 2-for-3 in penalty kicks.

2014 (Junior Season): 2014 First Team All-Big Ten selection ... Second Team NSCAA All-Midwest … started and played at center back in all 22 games, collecting 2,057 minutes ... posted 12 points (5g, 2a) ... was 3-of-4 on penalty kicks to lead the team … scored his first goal for Ohio State in a 2-2 tie vs. Butler (Aug. 31) to be named to the Wolstein Classic All-Tournament Team ... played in more than 200 minutes, while limiting teams to just one goal to be named to the UNCW All-Tournament Team ... tallied a goal in home win vs. Michigan State (Oct. 4) … notched a goal in home wins vs. Bowling Green (Oct. 22) and Rutgers (Oct. 25) … registered an assist in NCAA games vs. Akron (Nov. 20) and Notre Dame (Nov. 23) … went 1-of-2 on penalty attempts during 15-round shootout vs. Akron (Nov. 20) … led the team with three gamewinning goals, which tied for third in the Big Ten ... posted 24 shots, including 10 on target (.208).

2013 (Sophomore Season at Cincinnati State): Finished the 2013 season as the team leader in points (39) and was selected as an NCSCAA & NJCAA All-American ... named to NJCAA National Tournament team ... first team All-Region and All-OCCAC ... earned first team NSCAA All-Ohio honors ... helped lead the team to its third region XII title in four seasons and its ninth OCCAC title in 11 years, posting an overall record of 18-2-2 ... MVP and Athlete of the Year ... collected 13 goals and 13 assists.

2012 (Freshman Season at Cincinnati State): Posted eight goals and 10 assists in 2012 ... All-OCCAC honoree ... named second team All-Region ... helped lead the Surge to a national quarterfinal appearance.

Personal: Majoring in sport industry ... son of Deborah and Peter Doyle ... would like to coach soccer full-time after graduation ... hobbies include golf and attending sporting events ... lists greatest sports thrill as watching Liverpool come back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat AC Milan in the 2005 European Champions League.


Liam Doyle Highlights

  • Scored in the 73rd minute vs. No. 17 Michigan State
  • Increased Ohio State's lead to 3-1
  • Third goal of the year
  • Proved to be the game winning goal