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:
"A.J. comes from St. Louis and the outstanding Scott Gallagher Soccer Club. A.J. 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. A.J. has represented the United States U-18 National Team and played in Argentina and Chile this past summer."