Men's Soccer |
Jan. 30, 2008
CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati men's soccer standout Amir Ikner (Olathe, KS/Blue Valley West) was selected in the second round of the 2008 Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) Draft by the Chicago Storm on Jan. 29.
Ikner, a four-year starter along the backline at UC, was named honorable mention all-BIG EAST in 2007. A 2007 preseason all-BIG EAST choice, the 6-1 defender was a third-team all-conference selection in 2006. Ikner helped the Bearcats to eight shutouts and a 0.96 goals against average in 2007, while scoring a pair of goals, including the game-winner on Senior Night against Villanova. A starter in 54 of 55 career matches, Ikner scored five career goals and added four assists.
"Amir has not only been a key player for us but also one of the top defenders in the BIG EAST," UC head coach Hylton Dayes said. "He is a very talented player and can definitely play at the next level."
Ikner becomes the second former Bearcat to be drafted by a professional club in the last week. Kenny Anaba (Westerville, OH/Worthington Christian) was selected in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft on Jan. 24.
The Chicago Storm are members of the Major Indoor Soccer League. For more information on the Storm, visit ChicagoStorm.net.