SEATTLE (Feb. 14) – David Olsen will not compete for Seattle University men’s soccer in 2017, opting to pursue professional opportunities instead.
Olsen was an NSCAA First Team All-American in 2015, leading the nation in goals. He scored 16 goals on the year, setting a program record and helping SU advance to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
“I’m excited for David,” said Coach Pete Fewing. “We discussed this quite a bit and I think it’s the right time for him to pursue this. I’m happy for him and we’ll help however we can.”
Olsen, an Auburn, Washington, native, came to Seattle U after playing at San Diego State for a season. He burst onto the Redhawk scene in 2015, earning numerous national, regional, and conference accolades as SU won the WAC regular season and tournament titles, hosted an NCAA Tournament match and went to the Sweet 16. This past season, Olsen put up four goals and four assists as Seattle U won 11 games and finished second in the WAC.
A member of the Sounders Academy, Olsen is currently in training camp with Sounders FC.