Oakton men’s soccer players earns All-America honors

Submitted by Oakton's College Relations

Oakton Community College men’s soccer forward Bukola Abdulwahab-Omotose (Ilorin, Nigeria/British Nigerian Academy) was named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Men’s Division I All-America Team. The explosive sophomore is a second-team selection and will be honored at the 2019 United Soccer Coaches Convention Saturday, Jan. 12, in Chicago.

Abdulwahab-Omotose, who goes by the nickname “Bukky” and was named Oakton’s male student-athlete of the month for September, led the Owls in scoring with 58 points (24 goals, 10 assists), ranking fourth in the nation in goals scored. He helped his team reach the finals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV Championship and a 13-7 overall record.

“I wasn’t expecting this award at all, but it’s very exciting to be honored,” Abdulwahab-Omotose says. “The recognition is great. However, the reason I had such a good season was because of all the players around me and the coaching staff.”

Owls head coach Steve Brody says that the forward is very deserving of the accolade: “Bukky worked very hard to achieve success at Oakton, and I’m very proud of him. I’m excited to see how much further he can grow as a player as he moves on to his next challenge.”

The All-American honor caps off a season of awards for Abdulwahab-Omotose, who currently resides in Chicago. His postseason accolades also include being named to the NJCCA Region IV All-Region Men’s Soccer Team and the Illinois Skyway Conference (ISCC) Men’s Soccer All-Conference First Team.

“To me, soccer is a way of life,” Abdulwahab-Omotose says. “When I’m on the field, nothing else matters. I feel so comfortable playing the game and its way of channeling energy in a positive way.”