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Three Spartans Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Honors

Dec. 14, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior defender Jimmy Fiscus, senior midfielder Ken Krolicki and redshirt-junior goalkeeper Jimmy Hague were all named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America team on Thursday.

Both Fiscus and Krolicki were named to the first team, while Hague earned second-team honors. The trio were the only players from the Big Ten recognized. This is the first USC Scholar All-America honor for all three.

Fiscus, a native of Novi, Michigan, has garnered several postseason honors, including United Soccer Coaches second-team All-America honors. He was also named first-team Senior CLASS Award All-American. In the classroom, Fiscus earned a 3.85 GPA in supply chain management.

The senior led all MSU position players in minutes played this season, playing in 1,877 of a possible 1,890 minutes. He tallied two goals and one assist for five total points. His second goal of the season came in the NCAA Tournament third-round match against Western Michigan, that proved to be the game-winner for the Spartans and advancing to the Elite Eight. Fiscus was part of a staunch MSU defensive backline that allowed a paltry 13 goals this season.

A native of Plymouth, Michigan, Krolicki also excelled off the field with a 3.34 in applied engineering sciences.

Krolicki was a focal point of the MSU midfield, starting all 20 games and dishing out five assists, ranking tied for third on the team in helpers. Krolicki assisted on all three of MSU’s assists in the Spartans’ 3-0 win over Virginia Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hauge, a native of Walled Lake, Michigan, was the only Spartan named to the second team. The redshirt-junior earned a 3.38 in applied engineering sciences.

The goalkeeper was a wall in net for the Spartans, yielding only 13 goals while posting 11 shutouts in 20 matches, playing all 1,890 minutes in goal. He posted a 0.62 goals against average, including a minute 0.46 GAA and .871 save percentage in Big Ten matches, earning Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

Michigan State completed the 2017 season with a 13-3-4 record, as the Spartans’ NCAA postseason run came to a heartbreaking end after tying 1-1 in overtime before falling, 3-2, on penalty kicks at Indiana on Dec. 1 in the Elite Eight. It was MSU’s third Elite Eight appearance in the last five years.

 

 

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