OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - University at Albany senior Daniel Krutzen has been named to the 2018 Senior CLASS All-America Second Team for men’s soccer, the organization announced Friday. Krutzen was named alongside the 2018 winner, Andre Shinyashiki from the University of Denver.
Krutzen, a defender from Lanaken, Belgium, was one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes excellence in character, classroom, community, and competition.
During his three-year career at UAlbany, Krutzen has established himself as one of the most impactful players in program history. This season, Krutzen led the team and the America East in assists for the second straight year, while setting a single-game record for assists with four against American University. He briefly held the Division I era program record for assists in a career, wresting the title from teammate Nico Solabarrieta before Solabarrieta reclaimed the top spot late in the season. Before the season, Krutzen was named to the MAC Hermann watch list and was named a preseason Third Team All-American. Most recently, Krutzen earned All-Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches for the second straight season.
In the classroom, Krutzen pulled down a 3.82 GPA studying Business, and was named America East All-Academic for the second-straight season.
The Senior CLASS Award winner is chosen by a vote of Division I men’s soccer coaches, national soccer media and fans, and is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I men’s soccer.