A special player just keeps racking up the awards.
Stephen Milhoan, a recently graduated Wildcat, was named to the ALL-USA Boys Soccer Second Team on Thursday morning.
USA TODAY selected Milhoan to the second team, and while the star Soccer Cat arguably earned a spot on the first team, the honor serves as another indicator of how special Milhoan is.
The Xavier-bound soccer stud recorded 31 goals and 9 assists in an injury-shortened season that concluded with 9 goals in 7 playoff games. Milhoan's special career ended with three state championships in a row paired with back-to-back state titles.
When new record boards are hung in the fall, Milhoan's name will reside next to the record for goals in a career, as Milhoan set the new mark with 80 over four years. Milhoan also set the record for points in a career with 199.
For his efforts, Milhoan has received a bevy of awards over the offseason. Milhoan was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s 2016 National Player of the Year and the 2015 and 2016 Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association Division I Player of the Year. The National High School Coaches
Association also awarded Milhoan their player of the year honors.
Plus, Milhoan was recently honored as Gatorade's Ohio Boys Soccer Player of the Year, adding to his already impressive resume.
Milhoan's coach, Mike McLaughlin '85, also received National Boys Soccer Coach of the Year honors from USA TODAY on Thursday, making it a banner day for Saint Ignatius soccer.
Congrats again to Stephen, and best of luck to him during his career at Xavier. Hopefully, he compiles just as many awards in college!