Golden Eagles sign eight newcomers for this fall
Two transfers, first member of 2013 class join MU
Prior to Marquette: Bennett became the highest-rated recruit in program history when he enrolled at MU in January 2013 ... Tabbed as the No. 1 player in the Midwest Region, ranked No. 33 nationally at his position and ranked No. 65 overall in the "IMG Academy Top 150" for the class of 2013, as compiled by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... As a member of the Chicago Fire Academy, Bennett was named to the 2012 U.S. Soccer Development Academy's Under-15/16 All-Central Conference team and was part of a squad that made a run to the 2012 national finals ... In 2010, Bennett was invited to train overseas with FC Kohl (Germany) and AIK Stockholm (Sweden) ... Bennett also spent time with Bavarian Soccer Club ... Before transferring to Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill., he spent his freshman and sophomore years at Shorewood High School (Wis.), where he earned all-district and all-conference recognition ... Bennett returned to Shorewood to earn to high school diploma.
Personal: Born May 19, 1995 ... Son of MU head coach Louis Bennett and Julie Bennett ... Majoring in business.