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Nathaniel Logie ’16 is the leading goal scorer for the Prairie Fire men’s soccer program, but more importantly, was part of a class that changed the trajectory of Knox College soccer and paved the way for the success of the last eight seasons. Logie also participated in men’s track and field.
Logie arrived on campus in 2012 after the 2011 team won just one game, going 1-16 overall and 0-9 in the Midwest Conference (MWC). As a first-year, Logie scored six goals and led Knox to a 6-9-2 overall record and 2-6-2 record in league play. The program was headed in the right direction, but a hot start in 2013 paved the way for the program’s first MWC Tournament Appearance since 1988. Over his last three seasons, Logie helped lead the men’s soccer program to a 41-13-3 overall record and 22-7-1 MWC record. The team made the MWC Tournament in each of his last three seasons and the 2013 team began a run of eight straight conference tournament appearances that is still active.
Logie scored a Knox record 48 goals and dished out 12 assists over his career. At the time of graduation, his 48 goals were fourth most ever in the conference. Logie was a three-time First Team All-MWC honoree. He was named MWC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in 2014. Logie was a captain his junior and senior seasons. He won the Harley Knosher Men’s Athlete of the Year Award in 2014 and the John W. Hilding Prize in 2015. The Hilding Prize is awarded to the senior student-athlete on a men’s team with the most outstanding career in collegiate athletics.
“Nathaniel is one of the best players to ever play in the Midwest Conference,” said current head men’s soccer coach Brian O’Connor. “I only got to coach him for one season, but I also coached against him with Illinois College. He was impossible to prepare for because he impacted the game so much, even when he wasn’t scoring. I am grateful to him and his teammates for paving the way to the success we are still experiencing today in this program.”
Logie majored in Economics and minored in Finance while at Knox. He is now a Personal Banking Officer for Scotiabank back home in Trinidad and Tobago.
***Story and photo courtesy of Knox College***