August 27, 2012
Hakan Ilhan Ranked Preseason Top 100 Men's Soccer Upperclassmen
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG senior forward Hakan Ilhan (Stuttgart, Germany/Univ. of Stuttgart) has been No. 63 in TopDrawerSoccer.com's preseason rankings of the Top 100 Upperclassmen in NCAA Division I men's soccer. Ilhan is just one of three players from the Southern Conference listed in the Top 100 list, joining Furman's Walker Zimmerman (No. 12) and Martin Ontiveros (No. 48).
Ilhan, a preseason All-SoCon selection, led the Spartans and was second in the SoCon in scoring with 25 points on his way to First Team All-league accolades. He scored a team-high 10 goals, which ranked second in the SoCon, while handing out two assists.
Ilhan enters the 2012 season with 56 career points, on the strength of 22 goals and 12 assists. He earned Third Team All-Region honors last season when he led the league in game-winning goals with four and was second in shots with 57. As a sophomore, he earned First Team All-SoCon honors after leading the league with 31 points and 12 goals.
Ilhan and the Spartans continue play Tuesday night as they travel to Johnson City, Tenn., for a non-conference contest with East Tennessee State. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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