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2012: Has started every match at central defender ... Scored in each of his first two BIG EAST Conference matches, notching his first collegiate goal in a 5-0 win over DePaul (Sept. 22) in the league opener then scoring his first career game-winner in the second half of MU's 2-0 win at Providence (Sept. 29) ... Credited with his first collegiate assist on Axel Sjoberg's game-winning goal in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Michigan (Sept. 14); his shot in the 63rd minute was deflected in front of the goal and cleaned up by Sjoberg ... Has started every match this season at central defender.
Prior to Marquette: Attended Lake Zurich High School ... Was a three-year starter for the Bears, helping them to a 2009 state runner-up finish ... Received all-area, all-conference and all-sectional selection in 2011 ... Named Team MVP his senior season ... Played for Chicago Sockers F.C. under coach David Richardson ... Named to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Under-17/18 All-Central Team in 2011 ... Participated in USSDA playoffs, helping Sockers F.C. to the National Finals at the Home Depot Center ... Named to the USSDA Central Conference Starting XI ... Ranked No. 54 prep player in the class of 2012 by College Soccer News ... Ranked as the No. 6 player in the Midwest according to TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Personal Brother of MU defender Eric Pothast ... Born on March 15, 1994 ... Son of Ben and Lori Pothast ... Majoring in education.