Minnesota’s Ben Sippola has been chosen as the 2010 Horizon League Player of the Year. Sippola is from Northfield, Minnesota and played for Shattuck – St. Mary’s before attending Butler University.
According to Sippola, the senior midfielder is playing a more attacking role this year for his school which has allowed him to lead the Bulldogs (15-0-2) in scoring with 7 goals. Sippola was also chosen as the Offensive Player of the Year and voted in as first team All-League which are both decided by league coaches.
Sippola currently leads the league in assists (9), while ranking second in total points (23). He’s ranked ninth in the NCAA Division I in assists with 11.
St. Paul, Minnesota’s Greg Rosenthal was also chosen to the All-Horizon League First Team. The senior defender/midfielder who is captain for his UW Milwaukee team has started every game this season and has 2 goals and 2 assists for the Panthers.