Academy's Patrick Slogic excelling at Cornell
Courtesy Cornell Athletics

Rapids Academy grad Patrick Slogic named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year

Patrick Slogic, a defender on Cornell University’s men’s soccer team and a former Colorado Rapids Academy player, took home a series of honors this past week after finishing his senior year at the Ivy League school. Slogic, a native of Colorado Springs, anchored the Big Red’s defense, which allowed just 11 goals in 17 games, and was awarded with the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Award, as well as unanimous selection to the All-Ivy First Team.

Slogic, a 6-foot-6 central defender, played every minute of the season for Cornell, and his 5,123 consecutive minutes played streak dates back all the way to October of 2010, his freshman year. This year was his third straight season on the All-Ivy First Team, the first time the school has had a three-time first team nominee since Peter Pakeman in 1981-83.

Impressively, Slogic also led his team on the offensive end, with three goals and two assists, good enough to lead his team in scoring. All three of his goals came on headers inside the box. Cornell finished the season with an 8-5-4 record, missing out on an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.