Krioutchenkov Receives Multiple A-10 Postseason Soccer Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – In addition to earning a spot on the Atlantic 10’s All-Rookie Team, Davidson’s Denis Krioutchenkov was voted Second-Team All-Conference, as announced by the league office Tuesday afternoon.
“Denis had one of the best seasons of any freshman in the country, and is developing into one of the top goal scorers in college soccer,” commented head coach Mike Babst. “We were probably a point or two in the league from having some of our other players recognized. But we are excited that they will all be back next season with a lot to prove.”
A freshman from Milwaukee, Krioutchenkov finished his first collegiate season ranked among A-10 leaders in goals (9 / 2nd), total points (20 / 3rd), game-winning goals (3 / T-1st), shots (57 / 2nd) and shots on goal (32 / 1st).
Krioutchenkov, who was named Wisconsin’s Gatorade State Player of the Year as a senior at Shorewood High School, recorded six goals in the month of September highlighted by a two-score game in the ‘Cats 3-1 win over Virginia Tech.
His double against the Hokies was the second multi-goal performance of the season for the forward and came during a four-game stretch in which he recorded five goals, including two game-winners.
Krioutchenkov is the fifth Wildcat to receive All-Rookie honors under Babst and the first to earn multiple league honors in the same season since Davidson joined the A-10 in 2014.