American's Colin Seigfreid is a Well-Rounded Leader Eagles senior back to lead American to a championship
Sept. 18, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- American University men's soccer senior forward Colin Seigfreid credits the concept of being on a team to the many personal successes he has racked up both on the field and in the classroom.
On the pitch, he was named first-team All-Patriot League last season after leading all scorers with 17 points. Those points were balanced between five goals and seven assists. Whether Seigfreid is in the limelight or helping one of his teammates shine there too, his utmost concern is making the right play.
In the classroom, Seigfreid is just as dedicated. He was the 2012 Patriot League men's soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and he made the League's Academic Honor Roll last winter. During his time at American, the business administration major has acknowledged the concept of teamwork to be an important part of his studies, too.
"Every class that I have been in, especially as part of the business school, you're always in some sort of team setting," Seigfreid said. "Just getting the best out of the people that you are working with, getting the best out of yourself and working as a team is important. Leadership is also a big thing that you want to see in class and on the field."
Seigfreid has stepped into a leadership role as a senior this season, but he is no stranger to mentoring younger players. The avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan never outgrew his allegiance for his hometown baseball team or the soccer club that molded him into the player he is today.
While coaching for Beadling U-17 and U-18 youth soccer, Seigfried also has taken deep interest in helping those players understand the recruiting process and prepare for college.
His appreciation for all of the people and circumstances that came together to help him become an Eagle is what fuels Seigfreid to win during his final season at American. Before hanging up his Eagles checkered jersey for good, No. 19 hopes to score one more goal that his team hasn't been able to put in the books since 2004: A Patriot League Championship title.