Kilian Clinches First NAIA All-American Selection

2023 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America teams announced.

Anyssa Hampton

January 8, 2024 Athletics

Kilian, ONU men's soccer player

KANSAS CITY, MO. – In a much-anticipated announcement on Monday, December 11, 2023 by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Olivet Nazarene University’s men’s soccer standout, defender Nick Kilian, has been named to the distinguished All-American Third Team, marking his first career selection to this prestigious roster. This announcement follows a season where Kilian showcased exceptional skill, contributing six goals, seven assists, and a total of 19 points in 18 matches.

However, the German native’s journey in the post-season has been nothing short of extraordinary. Earlier in the post-season, he was bestowed with the esteemed CCAC Player of the Year award, underscoring his exceptional contributions to the team. Today’s announcement of his selection to the Third Team further solidifies Kilian’s status as a Tiger powerhouse.

Beyond his on-field accomplishments, Kilian’s commitment to academic excellence shines through with recognitions such as CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America in 2022. This follows previous honors as Honorable Mention First Team Academic All-America in 2021 and a Second Team selection in 2020.

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— Republished 1/08/2024 —

Anyssa Hampton

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