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Aces soccer players make Top 100 Freshman List

Posted by Melissa Greathouse

University of Evansville incoming soccer players Mitch Day and Phil Boerger have been selected by College Soccer News as two of the nation's 'Top 100 Freshmen To Watch.'

Day is a midfielder from Newburgh, Ind. who was chosen as an NSCAA High School All-American after leading Evansville Memorial to the IHSAA state championship last fall.  He was also the 2007 Gatorade Indiana State Player of the Year, and recipient of the Eugene Cato Mental Attitude Award at the IHSAA tournament. 

Boerger is from Jamestown, North Dakota, and is one of four goalkeepers on the prestigious Parade Magazine All-America Team.  He was a member of the US Soccer youth national team pools in the under-15 and under-17 age groups, and played in England last year as a member of the Adidas ESP All-Stars.

Evansville and Creighton, each with two players selected, were the only Missouri Valley Conference schools with players on the College Soccer News' list of the top 100 freshmen. 

Day, Boerger and their University of Evansville teammates report to campus August 11, and begin pre-season practice two days later.  The Aces' first exhibition match is August 16 at the University of Louisville. 

Coach Mike Jacobs has eight starters returning from last season's team, including five who earned Missouri Valley Conference post-season honors. 

The Aces are coming off a successful 2007 season in which they finished sixth nationally in scoring, reached 10 victories for the first time since 1999, finished third in the Missouri Valley Conference regular season standings behind two NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 teams, and reached the State Farm MVC Tournament semifinals for the first time since 1999.  

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