Fuderer awarded All-Big East honors, two ’23 recruits signed


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Graduate left back Jake Fuderer dribbles upfield during the second half of DePaul’s 1-1 draw with Georgetown on 10/8.

The Big East announced its regular season award winners Wednesday, naming DePaul graduate senior Jake Fuderer to the All-Big East Third Team.

This marks the fourth consecutive season that the left back has won all-conference honors. Fuderer made the Big East All-Academic team in 2019-20, the All-Big East Third Team in 2020-21 and the All-Big East Second Team in 2021. 

Fuderer also received honors in the last week of the regular season, winning Big East Defensive Player of the Week after an impressive performance in his career finale. In playing the full 90 minutes of DePaul’s 3-3 tie with Villanova, Fuderer tallied two goals in his last collegiate game.

For the third time, Fuderer finished the season as DePaul’s leading scorer, recording four goals in the 2022 campaign. His four goals this season inks a career total of 13 in 75 total games throughout his five seasons as a Blue Demon. 

2023 signees  

On Thursday, DePaul men’s soccer announced two signings of 2023 recruits, Izzy Coleman and Liam Mullins, via Twitter.

Coleman, listed at left back, adds size and speed as an outside defender for DePaul next year, standing at 5 ’11” and weighing 170 pounds. The Kent WA native is a product of the Major League Soccer (MLS) elite youth development platform, the Shattuck St. Mary’s Soccer Center of Excellence in Faribault MN.

Mullins is listed at 6’0” and will likely play as a winger and forward at DePaul. Mullins is also an MLS development academy product, currently training with the Phoenix Rising FC USL youth academy under 19 team in Scottsdale AZ.

Currently, 18 of the 28 players on DePaul’s 2022 roster are from Illinois. The two incoming players show an effort by DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin and staff to extend their reach and add talent from other regions.

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