Conerty's OT winner seals title for MSU
MSU downs No. 1 seed Penn State, 3-1
MSU, PSU play Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern
MSU will play Penn State on Friday in Semifinals
MSU falls on the road to archrival Wolverines
Michigan State Soccer Coach Damon Rensing discusses the top players for the 2012 Michigan State Men's Soccer team.
2012: Played and started 22 of 23 games, and compiled a 1-5-7 scoring line... Recorded his only goal of the season against Northwestern, a tough 2-1 loss to the Wildcats (9/20)... Third on the team with five assists... Four of his five assists came against Big Ten teams, including helpers in the semifinals and finals of the Tournament ...Three of his assists came on game-winning tallies: assisted on Luke Norman's game-winning goal against Western Michigan (9/21), Adam Montague's against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals (11/9) and on Sean Conerty's overtime winner in the Big Ten Tournament title game (11/11) ... Also had an assist on Adam Montague's goal against Wisconsin (10/21) and the second of Jay Chapman's second goal against Indiana (10/28).
2011: Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by the Conference coaches ... Appeared in all 19 games for MSU in the midfield, and started the final 14 games of the season ... Played 80+ minutes in 12 of his 14 starts ... Scored the lone Spartan goal in a 1-1 tie at Marquette (9/16).
Prior to MSU: Named to the All-Area, All-Conference, All-District, and All-State teams both as a junior and as a senior...Led his high school team in scoring both his senior (9) and junior (10) seasons...Member of the District Championship team as a sophomore...Played on the U-17/18 Vardar Academy team, where they were the 2010 Development Academy National Champions...Earned varsity letters his sophomore, junior and senior years, and was a captain as a senior.
Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1993...Son of Waheed and Polly Simms Alashe...Brother, Latif Alashe, plays soccer at Michigan...Plans to major in accounting.
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