Koh Named UAA MVP, UChicago Men’s Soccer Places Six on All-UAA Teams

Max Lopez, Matthew Koh and Nicco Capotosto
Max Lopez, Matthew Koh and Nicco Capotosto

2018 All-UAA Team (PDF)

CHICAGO – University of Chicago men's soccer senior Matthew Koh was selected as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player on Thursday, as six Maroons earned spots on the All-UAA Teams.

This marks the third-straight year that a Maroon has received the UAA MVP in men's soccer. Koh's 2018 recognition was preceded by Max Lopez in 2017 and Nicco Capotosto in 2016. All three players are part of the same senior class.

Koh is the league's scoring leader with 14 goals, seven assists and 35 points so far this year. Four of his goals occurred in UAA action, with two game-winners. The senior forward has been named First Team All-UAA three times and Second Team All-UAA once to go with his 2015 UAA Rookie of the Year title.

Lopez was a First Team All-UAA forward for the fourth-straight year, becoming the only four-time First Team selection in program history. The senior's 13 goals and 32 points are second-most in the conference while his six assists rank fifth. Lopez also tallied four goals and one assist in UAA contests.

Capotosto joined his classmates on the First Team for the third time. The senior midfielder leads a defensive unit that has only allowed 12 goals this season in 18 games played. UChicago's four goals allowed in UAA play were tied for league best. Capotosto has also recorded one assist this year.

A trio of Maroons received Second Team All-UAA recognition. Junior Sam Drablos and sophomore Scott Lich represented the UChicago defense. Both players have tallied two assists each.

Goalkeeper Aaron Katsimpalis was also a Second Team pick. The sophomore paces the UAA in saves (66), save percentage (.846), shutouts (9) and wins (15). His 0.68 goals against average ranks seconds.