Soccer Association Honors ODU’s Men’s Soccer players



 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) honored several members of the Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) men’s soccer program by selecting them for its annual All-Ohio and Academic All-Ohio Squads. 

The OCSA recognized seven ODU student-athletes, including a quartet of juniors on the 2012 NCAA Division II/NAIA Men’s All-Ohio First Team. Collecting First-Team selection was defender Casey Weddle (Cincinnati, Ohio), midfielder Jakob Szabo (Worthington, Ohio) and forwards Justin Wheeler (Gahanna, Ohio) and Colby Catlett (Hilliard, Ohio). 

Junior defender Duncan Campbell (Hilliard, Ohio) and senior midfielder Andrew Edler (Hilliard, Ohio) received Second Team honors, while Weddle and Campbell joined sophomore Brock Taylor (Columbus, Ohio) on the 2012 Division II/NAIA/NCCAA Academic All-Ohio Team. 

Weddle, an All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) First Team, Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team and Daktronics All-America Third Team honoree, led ODU in goals (7), points (18) and tied for first in the Panther record books for most penalty kick goals in a season, scoring five of the six he attempted. Off the field, Weddle, a Business Administration major, carries a 3.60 cumulative grade point average. 

Szabo was an All-GLIAC Second Team selection and started in 17 games for the Panthers. He recorded three goals and dished five assists for the Black and Gold while tallying 49 shots on the year. 

Wheeler, a First-Team All-GLIAC and Daktronics All-Midwest Region Second Team selection, scored six goals and handed out three assists on the season. He was second on the team with 15 points and took 55 shots. 

Catlett garnered the Capital One Academic All-District Award and was selected to the GLIAC Conference Second Team. He played and started 18 of the Panthers games this season, recording four assists and 12 points. He totaled four goals, including the game winner against Ashland Oct. 12. 

Edler earned All-GLIAC Second Team honors as well as being recognized on the 2012 NCAA Division II Men All-Midwest Region Second Team. He played and started in all 19 games for the Panthers, scoring two goals and tallying four points. 

Campbell, a Business Administration major, led the way off the field for the Panthers with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to earn a spot on the All-Academic squad. A GLIAC All-Academic Excellence member and a NSCAA Scholar Honorable Mention selection, Campbell recorded one goal on the season coming against Malone on Oct. 31. 

Taylor, a Business Administration major, has a 3.39 cumulative GPA to earn a spot on the All-Academic squad. Taylor played in 17 games, where he started 13 and recorded one assist against Malone on Oct. 26. 

ODU’s men’s soccer team finished the year 12-6-1 overall and made an appearance in the conference tournament for the third straight year. 

ODU is a full member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and a member of the GLIAC. The University sponsors 18 varsity sports, including baseball, softball, football, volleyball, as well as men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track and field, both indoor and outdoor. 

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year Catholic private comprehensive liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 42 majors as well as seven graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.  

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