Honors: Recognized as the 24th best collegiate soccer player in the country by Top Drawer Soccer(Oct. 21) ...Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 14) ... awarded UIC Classic All-Tournament team honors (Sept. 22, 2013) ... named to College Soccer News' Preseason All-American squad (2013) ... selected to Top Drawer Soccer's D1 Preseason Best XI's third-team (2013)... first-team All-Big Ten (2012) ... second-team All-Great Lakes ... unanimous selection to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team (2011) ... named to the all-tournament team at the UIC Soccer Classic (Sept. 18, 2011)
2013: Started in 14 games ... Recognized as the 24th best collegiate soccer player in the country byTop Drawer Soccer(Oct. 21) ...named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 14) ... awarded UIC Classic All-Tournament team honors (Sept. 22) ... named to College Soccer News' Preseason All-American squad ... selected to Top Drawer Soccer's D1 Preseason Best XI's third-team ... logged six points on three goals ... tied for second on team in game-winning goals ... registered two goals and four points, including game-winning goal vs. Indiana (Oct. 11) ... recorded third career goal and game-winner at FGCU (Sept. 14).
2012: Started in all 19 games ... earned first-team All-Big Ten honors ... named to the All-Great Lakes Region second team ... anchored a UW defense that has twice held opponents to scoreless streaks of more than 200 minutes ... recorded the lone UW goal in loss to FIU (Sept. 7) ... tallied an assist in 1-1 tie against Memphis (Aug. 24) and 4-3 win against Georgetown (Sept. 9) ... recorded 16 shots (five on goal) ... finished with four points.
2011: Started in 18 games ... recorded first career point with an assist in 2-1 win over Loyola Marymount (Sept. 25) ... scored first collegiate goal in a 1-1 draw with Marquette (Sept. 28) ... registered an assist in 2-0 win over then-No. 6 Indiana (Oct. 2) ... tallied five points off three assists and one goal ... recorded nine shots (four on goal)
High School: Rated #4 in the Heartland region and #59 in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... rated #64 nationally be CollegeSoccerNews.com ... named Gatorade Player of the Year for Missouri ... attended Christian Brothers College High School and played for coach Terry Michler in the Metro Catholic Conference ... played club soccer for St. Louis Scott Gallagher for 10 years ... U.S. U-18 national team member ... 2010 NSCAA All-American ... named 2010 Defensive Player of the Year by the Missouri State High School Sports Association ... two-time first team Missouri Class 3 All-State honoree ... two-time all-metro and all-conference team member ... team captain as a senior in 2010 ... helped lead the Cadets to a Missouri State High School championship crown as a junior in 2009 ... played in a U.S. Soccer Development Academy All-Star game with the top 16 players in the country from all USDA teams ... competed in international competition in Argentina with U-18 national team ... invited to play in New York Red Bulls' High School Cup
Personal: Parents are Anne and John Cochran ... has one sister, Taylor ... intends to study business ... also played basketball, baseball and football ... named to honor roll as a junior and senior ... has volunteered with New Dimensions, ROSL and Bethesda nursing home
Trask on Cochran:
"AJ comes from St. Louis and the outstanding Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. AJ is a difference-maker, a natural left-footed central defender who has great passing ability to go along with a physical presence which allows him to dominate the opposition in a number of ways. AJ has represented the United States U-18 National Team and played in Argentina and Chile this past summer."
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