Best College Athlete - 2013
You want to know how badass Saint Louis University men's soccer forward Robert Kristo is? He actually makes a fauxhawk look good. He's a hometown boy, but he's got that Euro fútbol guy thing down in a big way, and it totally works for him. It also doesn't hurt that he's a huge, physical presence on the pitch, capable of taking a game over at any time, clogging up the middle of the field and forcing the opposition to play his game. He tallied 27 points total for the Billikens in 2012 (eleven goals, five assists) and was named a top-ten forward in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com in its 2013 season preview. SLU is an emerging powerhouse on the collegiate soccer landscape (or more accurately, a reemerging powerhouse — the Billikens were a dynastic team during the '60s and '70s, winning ten NCAA Championships from 1959-1973), and Kristo is its best player. He's big, he's fast, he has a striker's scoring touch and he has great hair. What's not to love?