Crew Soccer Academy Profile - Chad Barson

Junior defender is an integral part of the Zips backline

Chad Barson is a junior central defender for the reigning NCAA National Champion Akron Zips who hails from Lewis Center, Ohio. The Olentangy High School graduate has been an integral part of the Zips backline since his freshman season, when they set school and NCAA records for goals-against average (0.27) and shutouts (19) in a season. In his three year career, Barson has scored three goals and added two assists.

"Chad is a three-year starter at central defender and was named to the MAC First Team for the second straight season,” said Akron head coach Caleb Porter. “He has been one of our top defenders game-in and game-out and a big reason why our program has been so successful during the past several years."

2011
Started all 20 games
All-MAC First Team
All-MAC First Team Tournament Selection
Top Draw Soccer Top 100

2010
Started all 25 games
Collected Two goals and an assist
NCAA DI National Title
Academic All-America Second Team
All-MAC First Team
Academic All-MAC
U.S. U-20 National Team call up

2009
Started all 25 games
Recorded one goal and on assist
College News Freshman Top 100

Olentangy High School
Top Draw Soccer 10th best High School prospect
2008 Parade All-America
Two-Time NSCAA Youth All-American
2008 All-State Second Team
Member of the 2008 U-18 Columbus Crew Academy Nation Final team