CULVER CITY, Calif. – Sacramento State's Benji Kikanovic has been ranked 16th in the nation among all freshmen men's soccer players, according Top Drawer Soccer.
Top Drawer Soccer released their annual midseason rankings on Saturday, October 13. The midseason rankings include 100 total freshmen and take into account competition from July 30 through October 12.
The ranking confirms Kikanovic as one of the top freshmen men's soccer players in the country. He is the highest-ranked player from the Big West Conference, coming in two spots ahead of CSUN's Wolfgang Prentice.
Through 12 regular season games, Kikanovic leads the Hornets with 13 points. He has scored five goals, tied with senior Dom Scotti for the team lead, while his three assists are also tied for the team lead with senior Brad Bumgarner.
The Hornets' striker was also dominant in preseason play for Sacramento State, scoring four goals and adding three assists in just three halves of play.
Kikanovic is the second freshman Hornet to be named to Top Drawer Soccer's midseason list of top 100 players in the last two seasons. Last year, current sophomore Justin Bedig was ranked 79th in the nation among freshmen men's soccer players.
Sacramento State continues Big West play tonight as they take on Cal State Fullerton at Titans Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. More information can always be found by visiting the Men's Soccer 2018 Schedule online at HornetSports.com.