Höfer Makes Seamless Transition To Midfield
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 07/21/2012

TOWSON, Md. - Last season, Towson's Christian Höfer began the season on defense for the Tigers and displayed excellent poise and decision making skills that caught the eye of long-time Towson head coach Frank Olszewski. Needing some extra playmaking ability in the midfield, Olszewski made the decision to move Höfer to that position.

Olszewski's decision proved to be fruitful for the Tigers, as Höfer ended the season as the team's leading scorer with five goals and 11 points in 2011.

"He brings some real strength and composure to the midfield dynamic," Olszewski said. "He reads the game and anticipates things so well, which leads to an increased speed of play. In the same regard, once he has won the ball he is able to jump start the attack with accurate and  correct choice of passes."

And though Höfer's passing skills rate among his top attributes, he was still able to take over games with his offensive arsenal, notching a pair of multi-goal efforts in games against George Mason and VCU. It proved to the Colonial Athletic Association that he had a deft scoring touch and gave Höfer confidence he could produce at a high level.

Now, entering his junior season, the expectations will be raised due to his comfort level to the position and his increased production on the field. Olszewski has no doubt Höfer will be able to maintain his level of production as a key ingredient to the Tigers' success in 2012.

"We expect him to keep the midfield organized this year in both defending and attacking phases," Olszewski said. "His aggressive approach to push the team to another level stands out when his level of conditioning is optimal. He is able to chip in with the ability to score goals through sheer will and determination."


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