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Soccer team claims Summit League’s top awards, goes to semifinals this weekend

Senior forward Zach Bolden Thursday was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year. Photo: DU Athletics

The University of Denver men’s soccer team and its head coach, Bobby Muss, took home top honors at the Summit League’s annual awards ceremony Thursday in Elmhurt, Ill.

Senior forward Zach Bolden was named Summit League Offensive Player of the Year, senior Theodor Remman took Defensive Player of the Year, junior Oliver Brown earned Goalkeeper of the Year, and head coach Bobby Muuss took home Coach of the Year honors.

“I am happy to see so many Pioneers recognized by the coaches of the conference,” Muuss said. “This entire group has worked so hard and has fought together as a family. I am happy for the group of guys that were honored here tonight and also want to congratulate the entire team for their commitment and efforts so far this season.”

Denver is 11-3-3 overall this season and has a perfect 6-0-0 mark in conference play, joining Eastern Illinois (1983), Milwaukee (1993) and Howard (1993) as the only four teams in Summit League history to sweep the league without a loss or a tie in their first season.

The Pioneers are in Macomb, Ill., this weekend as the No. 1 seed in The Summit League Tournament. Denver beat IUPUI in the first semifinal game Friday morning and will advance to the championship against the winner of Oral Roberts and tournament host Western Illinois on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.

The winner of The Summit League Tournament will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

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