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Luka Prpa
Luka  Prpa

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wind Lake, Wis.

High School:
Muskego

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
M

Honors and Awards:
NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team (2016)
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year (2016)
All-BIG EAST Second Team (2017)
CoSIDA Academic All-District (2017)
BIG EAST All-Freshman Team (2016)
BIG EAST All-Academic (2016-17)

2017: Started all 16 matches and had a team-high five assists to go with a goal in his sophomore season ... Totaled seven shots and two shots on net in the match against Loyola Chicago (Aug. 19) ... Tallied seven shots and scored MU's first goal in a tie with UIC (Sept. 1) ... Picked up an assist in a draw versus Providence (Oct. 7) ... Racked up four assists in a win over Creighton (Oct. 25), tying a school record for most assists in a single game, and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 30) ... Led the way with five total shots at DePaul (Nov. 1) 

2016: Started in all 16 matches ... NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Third selection ... Named to TopDrawerSoccer Freshman Best XI team ... Ranked the nation's No. 4 freshman following the 2016 season according to TopDrawerSoccer ... Earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Year award and made the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ...  Ranked first in the BIG EAST and 14th nationally in points per game (1.63 per game) ... Ranked second in the BIG EAST and 15th nationally in total points (26 total points) when the regular season concluded ... Made his collegiate debut and his first career start versus Kentucky (Aug. 26) ... Recorded his first goal and assist in a victory over NIU (Aug. 29) ... Only player in Marquette soccer history to tally 12 points in back-to-back games (Sept. 2) ... BIG EAST Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week (Sept. 5) ... Named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week (Sept. 5) ... Awarded National Player of the Week and named to National Team of the Week by both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Top Drawer Soccer (Sept. 6) ... Scored the game tying goal in the 67th minute on penalty kick versus Georgetown (Oct. 8) ... Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the second time this season (Oct. 10) ... Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the third time and earned his second College Soccer News Team of the Week honor (Oct. 24) ... BIG EAST honor roll selection (Nov. 7).

Prior to Marquette:
Lettered as a freshman at Muskego High School before enrolling at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... Ranked as the top midfielder in the Midwest and No. 36 overall by IMG Academy Top-150 ... Member of the U-14, U-15 and U-17 U.S. National teams and Olympic Development program ... Played club soccer for Chicago Magic PSG and led team to the U-17 USYSA national championship, following a third-place finish the year before in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy finals ... Previously led North Shore United to back-to-back Wisconsin State Cup titles in 2012 and 2013 ... Earned a trial with English Premier League club Swansea City FC in April 2012 and March 2015.

Personal: Born in Milwaukee ... Son of Tihi and Gana Prpa ... Has one sibling, Aleksandar, who is currently a sophomore on the UW-Parkside men's soccer team ... Plans to study pre-medicine.

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