Marquette University freshman Eric Pothast was ranked No. 25 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's most recent "College Players To Watch: Freshmen Top 100."
Pothast, a 6-foot-3 defender from Lake Zurich, Ill., has started all seven games for the Golden Eagles and is one of two MU players to play every minute of every match thus far.
Together, Pothast has teamed up with a backline and sophomore goalkeeper David Check to earn three shutouts on the season.
He was a three-time all-conference and all-area player at Lake Zurich High School where he was an NSCAA/adidas All-Midwest selection as a senior. Pothast played club soccer with Chicago Sockers FC.