Axel Sjoberg honored as the best defender on the Thunder Bay Chill.
July 23, 2012
MILWAUKEE - This week's GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week is redshirt freshman Axel Sjoberg of the Marquette men's soccer team who took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week.
The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action and capture the squad's fifth Heartland Division trophy in the past six years.
Thunder Bay allowed just 10 goals on the season, which ended with a 1-0 loss to FC London in the PDL playoffs on July 21. It was the lowest amount of goals allowed in the 73-team league.
Sjoberg played in 15 matches with two goals and an assist and was one of the team leaders in minutes played. This was the central defender's first season with the Chill, alongside MU teammates Paul Dillon and Sebastian Jansson.
2012-13 GoMarquette.com Student-Athlete of the Week
||Sjoberg took home Best Defender honors at the Thunder Bay Chill awards dinner last week. The 6-foot-7 Swedish stopper helped the Chill post a 13-2-1 record in USL Premier Development League action on its way to a Heartland Division trophy.
||Carlson, who is a returning AVCA All-American, was named the 2011-12 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award winner for women's volleyball. Carlson carries a theology and psychology double major and ranked 17th in the NCAA in hitting percentage in 2011.
||Kelly helped her club team, the KC Dynamos, to the U23 United States Amatuer Soccer Association National Region II Cup and earned a berth in the National Cup Finals, July 20-22.
||Crowder was selected with the 34th pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before his rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He is the 55th MU player selected in the draft.