University of Akron freshman men's soccer player and 2011 Gahanna graduate Wil Trapp was named as the top freshman player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

University of Akron freshman men's soccer player and 2011 Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate Wil Trapp was named as the top freshman player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Trapp is a midfielder for the county's seventh-ranked Zips. As of Nov. 1, Trapp played in all and started all 17 games for Akron.

"Trapp's vision and technical skill set him apart in competitive action this season," wrote Robert Ziegler of TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Trapp was one of two central Ohio natives among the top 100 list including Cincinnati's Emmanuel Appiah, a 2011 Westerville Central graduate.

In 2010, Trapp was named the boys soccer national Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Trapp led the Lions to a 19-1-1 record that season and a 22-0-1 record in 2009 when Gahanna won the Division I state championship. Trapp scored the winner in a shootout in the 2009 championship against Cleveland St. Ignatius.

In 2010, the Lions reached a regional final before falling to Olentangy Orange 2-1 in two overtimes for their first loss in 44 games.

Trapp was first-team all-state, ThisWeek Super 12 captain and Columbus Crew Academy Player of the year in 2009 and 2010 and was the Division I Player of the Year in 2010.

Trapp was also a member of the U.S. U-18 men's national team. He scored 19 goals as a senior and was the catalyst for a team that had lost 14 players from its championship season. As a junior, Trapp scored nine goals and had 12 assists at forward.

-From Staff Reports