CHICAGO – The University of Chicago men's soccer team was well represented with seven selections on the 2019 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Team.
Thursday's release featured a quartet of First Team All-UAA honorees. Leading the way was Scott Lich, who was voted the UAA Defensive Player of the Year. The junior right back has started all 17 games for a Maroon defense that has posted 10 shutouts on the season while only allowing nine goals. Lich has also produced offensively with three goals scored, including two game-winners against Case Western Reserve University and Washington University – St. Louis. He was previously a Second Team All-UAA pick in 2018.
Aaron Katsimpalis picked up his second-straight All-UAA accolade from his goalkeeper position. The junior owns an 11-1-5 record with 10 shutouts. He ranks second in NCAA Division III in save percentage (.883) and eighth nationally in goals against average (0.49). In 2018, he was named Second Team All-UAA.
Debut honorees on the First Team also included first-year forward Kameron Bloye and sophomore midfielder Sahil Modi. Bloye is tied for second on the team in points with three goals and four assists, including two game-winners. Modi has tallied four goals and an assist on the season with two game-winners as well.
First-year Richard Gillespie received UAA Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-UAA accolades. He helped lead UChicago to the best conference campaign in UAA history, as UChicago went 7-0 with no goals allowed. Gillespie has also contributed two goals and two assists offensively in his 14 starts.
Fellow defender Isaiah Holquist earned a Second Team nod as well. The junior has started all 17 games, primarily at left back. He dished out one assist in the match at Calvin University.
Vicente Mateus was an Honorable Mention All-UAA recipient in the midfield. The sophomore leads the team in points with three goals and five assists in 15 games played.