Three Bearcats Earn All-Ohio Honors
Sam Klosterman

Jan. 10, 2012

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati men’s soccer freshman Cole DeNormandie (Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) has been named to the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association all-Ohio team, the organization announced. Additionally, Sam Klosterman (Belleville, Ill./Belleville West) and Zach Patterson (Mason, Ohio/Mason)were named to the OSCA Academic all-Ohio team.

DeNormandie, who was named to the BIG EAST all-Freshman team following the fall campaign, led the Bearcats with seven goals and 15 points in starting all 18 contests at forward. He was the second-leading freshman goalscorer in the conference and scored the most goals for a UC freshman since Paul Jungkunz scored 12 in 1983.

Klosterman started all 18 matches as a senior defender, scoring one goal and adding a pair of assists. He earned BIG EAST Honor Roll plaudits after scoring the game winner in the season opener at Western Michigan. Klosterman played in all 1,650 minutes on the season and posted a 3.68 grade point average majoring in health sciences.

Patterson, a junior who missed time due to injury, started all 11 matches played and posted one assist from his midfield position. He holds a 3.28 GPA in entrepreneurship.

“We would like to congratulate all three guys on their All-Ohio recognition," said head coach Hylton Dayes. "They are all very deserving and a tremendous reward for their hard work on the field and in the classroom”

The Bearcats, who have begun offseason training and will open the spring schedule against Evansville on March 31, finished the 2011 season 6-11-1 overall dealing with injuries and youth throughout the campaign. UC started five true freshmen and a first-year transfer, getting 14 of its 22 goals from first-year players.