Prpa Named No. 4 College Freshman on TDS Top-100

Dec. 27, 2016

TopDrawerSoccer Top-100 Freshmen

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University's Luka Prpa continues to reel in the awards after his sensational rookie campaign in 2016, being named the fourth-best freshman in college soccer according to TopDrawerSoccer's Top-100 Freshmen list.

It wasn't long ago that TDS selected Prpa to its Freshman Best XI list and now the Wind Lake, Wisconsin native has earned the distinction of being named the No. 4 freshman player on the publication's Top-100 Freshmen list. It's the highest-ever ranking for a Marquette player on the TDS postseason listing. Axel Sjoberg owned the previous high honor after being named the 10th-best freshman in the nation following his 2012 campaign.

Prpa was named the BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Year after finishing second in the league with 26 points on 10 goals and six assists. He was the first Marquette player to reach double-digits in goals since C. Nortey tallied 10 back in 2013 and matches the rookie record set by Allen Stoltman back in 1993.

The rookie midfielder was the highest-ranked freshman from the BIG EAST, which saw 12 recognized on the Top-100 list overall.

Full TDS Top-100 Freshmen list

BIG EAST Freshmen featured

  4 - Luka Prpa – Marquette
29 - Daniel Griffin – Providence
31 - Lewis Suddick – Butler
34 - Joao Serrano – Providence
37 - Shane Bradley – Villanova
51 - Isaac Galliford – Butler
58 - Liam Wilson – Providence
63 - Dylan Nealis – Georgetown
69 - Derrick Otim – Xavier
83 - Max de Bruijne – DePaul
86 - Alistair Johnston – St. John’s
87 - Jonathan Jimenez – Seton Hall




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