17 Ben Sippola
17 Ben Sippola
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Northfield, Minn.
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's
Position: M/D

2010:  Starter in all 20 matches...named Horizon League Player of the Year...selected Horizon League Offensive Player of the Year...named the Most Valuable Player of the 2010 Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship...named first team NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's Division I All-America...chosen first team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region...first team All-Horizon League...named first team Academic All-America...led Butler in goals (8), assists (9) and scoring (25)...led the Horizon League in assists and tied for fourth place on Butler's single season assist chart...had three game-winning goals...named All-Tournament at the Kentucky Wildcat Invitational, after leading the tournament in scoring with four goals and an assist...became the ninth player in Butler men's soccer history to record a "hat trick" when he tallied three goals in Butler's victory over Houston Baptist...named Goal.com National Player of the Week and Horizon League Player of the Week following the Wildcat Invitational...two-time Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month (Sept. & Nov.)...named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team...taken 30th overall by the Columbus Crew in the 2011 MLS supplemental draft.

2009: Starter in all 19 matches for the Bulldogs...named to the NSCAA University Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team...finished the season with four points on two goals...scored goals in back to back games against Wright State and Cleveland State...scored the game-winning goal at against Wright State...tied for fifth on the team with 20 shots on the season, including three on goal.

2008: Played in 17 matches, including 16 as a starter, for the Bulldogs...finished the season fifth on the team in points(10)...was third on the team in shots on goal (2)...finished fourth on the team in goals(3)...recorded the game winning goal against Wright State...added goals against Evansville and Bradley...had four games with an assist.

2007: Saw action in 13 matches, including 10 as a starter...recorded a game-winner against Sacramento State with his first collegiate goal...named to the All-Tournament Team at the Dayton Tournament...posted first collegiate assist against Valparaiso.

ODP Experience: Minnesota State Team 2003-06...Region II Team 2005-07... Region II Pool 2003-07... Region II ODP Team participant at Disney International Super Group and International Tour to Austria...member of 2007 Costa Rica Tour with Region II.

High School: Two-time team captain of Shattuck-St. Mary's...high school team MVP...Minnesota State All-Tournament Team 2004...high school coach: Tim Carter...Academics; 2005-06 Cooley Award recipient for best all-around junior.

Club Team: Bangu Tsunami SC.

Personal: Born 7/13/89...son of David and Margaret Sippola....English Literature major.