Pulliam, Basiakos Named All-Ohio Honorees

Pulliam, Basiakos Named All-Ohio Honorees

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Jacob Pulliam, Jr., MF
A.G. Basiakos, Jr., D

NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) has announced its All-Ohio teams for the 2015 season. Jacob Pulliam and A.G. Basiakos of the Capital University men's soccer team are featured among its three All-Ohio teams at the NCAA Division III level.

Junior midfielder Jacob Pulliam (Westerville, Ohio/ Westerville North) was awarded Second Team All-Ohio honors. Pulliam finished the season with two goals and five assists, giving him nine points on the season. Despite missing five games early in the season, Pulliam's on-the-field efforts were enough to achieve this honor. As a midfielder, he was needed to defend as well as join in on the offensive front. On Oct. 6, in a game against Muskingum, he assisted on the game-winning goal. He scored the team's only goal in a losing effort against Transylvania University (Sept. 27) and scored one of six Capital goals against Marietta College (Oct. 20). 

Junior defenseman A.G. Basiakos (Hilliard, Ohio/ Hilliard Bradley) was awarded third team honors. Basiakos was a key contributor to the stout Crusaders' defense. Not only was he a key defenseman, he provided Capital with some offense. He finished the season with four goals and one assist. His best game came against John Carroll University in the OAC tournament, where he scored both of Capital's goals. 

Capital has now had at least one representative on the All-Ohio list since 2006. For Pulliam and Basiakos, this is their first such honor.

The Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association is one of the oldest and most prestigious college soccer associations in the nation. The OCSA represents all NCAA, all National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics divisions (NAIA) and all National Junior College Athletic Association divisions (NJCAA) in Ohio.