Ben Sippola

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Ben Sippola
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Sippola
Date of birth (1989-07-13) July 13, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2007–2010 Butler Bulldogs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Cascade Surge 12 (4)
2010 Rochester Thunder 15 (0)
2011 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 19, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ben Sippola (born July 13, 1989 in Northfield, Minnesota) is an American soccer player who played for the Columbus Crew in Major League Soccer.


College and Amateur[edit]

Sippola attended Mahtomedi Senior High School in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, and then Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minnesota, played club soccer for Bangu Tsunami, and was a member of both the Minnesota State and National Region II Olympic Development Teams, before going on to play four years of college soccer at Butler University.

At Butler, Sippola was named to the NSCAA University Scholar All-North/Central Region Second Team as a junior in 2009, and was named the Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, and the MVP of the 2010 Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship, as well as receiving NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men's Division I All-America first team, NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region first team and All-Horizon League first team honors as a senior in 2010. In his final college season he led Butler in with 8 goals and 9 assists, and finished his college career having started 55 of the 56 games he played for the team.

Following the conclusion of the 2010 college season Sippola was a semifinalist for the 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy.

During his college years Sippola also played with Cascade Surge[1] and the Rochester Thunder in the USL Premier Development League.[2]


Sippola was drafted in the second round (30th overall) in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft by Columbus Crew,[3] and signed his first professional contract on February 20, 2011.[4]

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