Ben Sippola Named Horizon League Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler senior Ben Sippola, who helped lead the Bulldogs to a team title at the Wildcat Invitational in Lexington, Ky., has been named Horizon League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 6.  

Sippola, who was the leading scorer in the Kentucky-hosted tournament, helped the Bulldogs to back-to-back victories over Houston Baptist and Loyola Marymount.  He earned All-Tournament recognition after scoring four goals and adding an assist in the two wins.

In the Bulldogs’ opening round victory over Houston Baptist, Sippola became just the ninth player in Butler men’s soccer history to record a “hat trick.”  He scored Butler’s first, second and fourth goals in a 5-1 victory.  Two days later, he picked up an assist on the Bulldogs’ initial score and then tallied the team’s final goal in a 3-1 win over previously unbeaten Loyola Marymount.

Sippola, who leads the Horizon League in scoring with 11 points on the season, also was named Goal.com national Player of the Week.

Butler, 4-0, will return to action with a non-league match at Oakland on Saturday, Oct. 18.