PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men’s soccer senior midfielder Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany) has been invited to the 2017 adidas MLS (Major League Soccer) Player Combine, which will be held from Jan. 8 – 12 in Los Angeles, Calif at the LA Convention Center.
Gressel is one of 53 NCAA Division I college players selected in the initial list. The list was decided by a committee of MLS and college coaches from every conference. There will be additional invitees who are non-collegiate players, Generation Adidas signings, and additional seniors that will be later announced. Gressel is among seven MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists to have been selected.
Gressel led Providence to its second NCAA Elite Eight appearance in three seasons and helped the Friars to their first BIG EAST Regular Season title. He was named a First Team All-American and a 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in addition to being named the BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Year and a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team Selection.
He finished the 2016 season with 36 points on 15 goals and six assists. Five of his 15 goals were game-winning tallies. Gressel collected nine points in NCAA Tournament play, scoring four goals and adding one assist. He finished his career ranked second all-time at Providence in career goals (30), career assists (26), and career points (86).
Julian Gressel Awards & Honors
-All-Great Lakes Region First Team (Dec. 4)
-MAC Hermann Semifinalist (Nov. 29)
-BIG EAST All-Tournament Team (Nov. 13)
-BIG EAST Co-Offensive Player of the Year (Nov. 5)
-All-BIG EAST First Team* (Nov. 5)
-BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 29, Oct. 10, Oct. 31)
-BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 6, Oct. 25, Nov. 7)
-R.I. Capital City Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 11)
-Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
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