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Nick Hagglund

School

Xavier

Position
Defender
Major
Business Management
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Classroom

Hagglund has a cumulative GPA of 3.596 and has been named to the A10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Character

Hagglund, a 2013 Xavier men’s soccer team captain, is involved with Athlete’s in Action (AIA) on Xavier’s campus. AIA is a campus ministry for athletes. He leads AIA meetings, where athletes get to be real about what is going in their life and sport and hear the message Christ offers and be advised on how to deal with difficult times. He is also a part of the AIA Spiritual Team Captains. Each team has one or two Spiritual Team Captains that help lead their teams spiritually throughout the year by having Bible Studies or having Chapel before games or on away trips.

Community

Hagglund is a volunteer leader for Young Life in the Greater Cincinnati Urban Division. Young Life is a youth ministry organization that reaches out towards high school adolescents. He was placed at Withrow High School the winter of 2011. The program is about building relationships with students where they are in their culture, creating authentic friendships, and sharing the Gospel with them, allowing them to know they have great worth and purpose. As a Young Life Leader, he spends numerous hours with Withrow guys, whether it be at Bible Study before school, getting meals after school, going to church, going to Summer Camp in Michigan or simply spending time together at the high school.

Competition

Known as a reliable and athletic center back, the 2013 TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Preseason Best XI second team selection and 2012 Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year, earned 2013 College Soccer News preseason All-America first team honors earlier. In addition to the Defensive Player of the Year honor last season, Hagglund, was also an A-10 All-Conference first team pick, a 2012 NSCAA All-America second team selection, a 2012 College Soccer News All-America third team honoree and was named to the 2012 and 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Hagglund, who was named one of the top 10 defenders in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com and earned XU’s first NSCAA All-American award (Second Team) last season, helped lead the Musketeers to their best season in program history. He started all 22 matches for the Blue and White and registered two goals and four assists as Xavier finished the season with a 14-3-5 record, which included the program’s first NCAA Tournament at-large bid, tourney victory and third-straight appearance into the 48-team field.