4 Ross Friedman
4 - Ross Friedman
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bexley, Ohio
High School: Bexley
Position: Defender
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Currier

Signed Homegrown Player contract with the Columbus Crew (MLS) Jan. 8, 2014

Senior (2013):
Named to the All-Ivy League second team … Earned Academic All-Ivy league honors ... Finished his senior campaign with the team lead in points (12) and assists (10) … Ranked fifth in the nation with in 2013 with 0.59 assists per game and sixth in the country with 10 total helpers … His 10 assists rank fifth in team history in assists in a season and he ranks 10th overall with 17 career helpers ... Played and started in all 17 games … tallied two assists versus Hartford (Sept. 20) and one assist versus Massachusetts (Sept. 22)… Scored his first goal of season while adding an assist in the, 2-1, win over Cornell (Oct. 12) … Named Ivy League Player of the Week Oct. 14 … Handed out an assist versus Brown (Oct. 19) … Dished out a helper against Princeton (Oct. 26), Dartmouth (Nov. 2), Holy Cross (Nov. 6) and Columbia (Nov. 9) … Fired 29 shots including 11 on frame ... Helped Team USA capture the gold medal at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, leading the team in assists for the tournament and scoring on a penalty kick in the overtime shootout in the championship match against Argentina

Junior (2012):

Saw action in eight games, including seven starts, in 2012 … Picked up an assist in 1-1 tie against Boston College Oct. 2.

Sophomore (2011):
Tabbed to All-Ivy League honorable mention ... Played in all 17 games ... Led Harvard in points (six) and assists (six) ... Was tied for fourth in the Ancient Eight in helpers ... Assisted on a score against Boston University (Sept. 28) ... Dished out an assist at Cornell (Oct. 8) ... Handed out two assists in 3-3 tie against Colgate (Nov. 1) ... Earned an assist off a corner kick at Columbia (Nov. 5) ... Assisted on a score against Penn (Nov. 12).

Freshman (2010):
Saw action in 14 games, starting four ... Had five shots on the season ... Scored the game-winning goal on a header at Massachusetts (Sept. 6).

Helped Columbus Crew Juniors win 2010 Super-20 Finals and was named to all-tournament team ... Named to Men's Super 20 all-tournament team in 2012 as well.

Before Harvard:
Four-year letterwinner in soccer … Captained team as a junior and senior … Mid State League Player of the Year as a senior … First team All-MSL as a junior … First team all-district as a senior, second team as a junior … First team all-state, NSCAA all-region as a senior … Recipient of Coach's Award as a senior … Team Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior … Member of the Crew Soccer Academy U-18 team that finished third at the Development Academy Finals … Columbus Dispatch Starting 12 … WTVN Player of the Week … Played for the Columbus Crew club team ... High school team made two state semifinal appearances … National Honor Society member … Cum Laude Society … Quill and Scroll National Journalism Society.

Enjoys reading … His uncle Henry attended Harvard Medical School.