John Pothast
John  Pothast

RS Senior

Lake Zurich, Ill.

High School:
Lake Zurich

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175



Men's Soccer Announces Team Award Recipients

Two rookies take home team honors


No. 24 Marquette Draws at Seton Hall 3-3

Golden Eagles return to Milwaukee for Senior Night, regular season finale Friday


No. 12 Marquette Draws 0-0 at No. 7 Georgetown

Golden Eagles extend shutout, unbeatean streaks to seven


Late Goals Lift No. 17 Marquette Over NIU, 2-0

Golden Eagles set school record with fifth consecutive shutout


Pair of Marquette Soccer Underclassmen Pick Up Weekly Awards

Pothast Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, McBride lands spot on Honor Roll

Honors and Awards:

BIG EAST All-Academic (2015-16)
All-BIG EAST Second Team (2016)

2016: Started all 16 matches ... Selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Helped the backline to secure three shutouts on the season ... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7).

Played every minute of every game for the second straight season and was the only MU player to do so in 2015 … Finished the season tied for the team-lead with three assists, recording one in a 4-2 win over Portland (Aug. 30), a 1-0 win against Omaha (Sept. 11), and a 2-1 setback to Villanova (Oct. 3).

2014: Played every minute of every match alongside fellow center back Axel Sjoberg ... Recipient of the team's Players' Choice Award ... Scored his first goal of the season (and first since his true freshman season in 2012) in the 62nd minute in a 3-3 draw at Seton Hall (Nov. 1) ... Tabbed as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8) ... Had an assist in a 2-0 win against Gonzaga (Sept. 5) ... Named to the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament Team ... College Sports Madness BIG EAST Preseason All-Conference Second Team.

2013: Did not play this season (redshirted).

2012: BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... 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.

PersonalBrother of MU defender Eric Pothast ... Born on March 15, 1994 ... Son of Ben and Lori Pothast ... Majoring in business administration.




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