Ohio State Men’s Soccer News: Trio Named to 2021 Big Ten Players to Watch List

Deylen Vellios
Laurence Wootton
Xavier Green

Eyes will be on Buckeyes Wootton, Green and Vellios this fall

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – When the 2021 fall season got underway this past Friday, and the Ohio State men’s soccer team had three players in the lineup tabbed as Big Ten Players to Watch.

After successful sophomore campaigns, Deylen Vellios and Laurence Wootton were recognized by league coaches along with senior Xavier Green.

Wootton, a midfielder from Halstead, England, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year following the 2021 spring season while also making the Big Ten All-Freshman squad.

Vellios, a defender from Vancouver, played significant minutes in nine games as a freshman.

Green, a midfielder from Kapiti Coast, New Zealand, has appeared in 43 games as a Buckeye, including all 10 earlier this year.

The Buckeyes opened with Memphis this past Friday in the annual Wolstein Classic at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

All 12 players with points from the spring season return for Brian Maisonneuve’s fourth season in Columbus as head coach. Parker Grinstead, who also made the Big Ten All-Freshman squad in the spring, led with eight points (3 goals/2 assists) followed by Wootton (4/1/2).


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