GRFC College Players Seasons Wrap Up With Awards

Aquinas College: 

Forward Alex Mendez had a fantastic Fall in his first season with the Saints (14-5).  He was named First-Team All-WHAC after a strong offensive season up front.  Mendez led the Saints in goals (13) and points (34), and tied for the team lead with eight assists. Mendez was second in the WHAC in points (26) and third in goals (9) during WHAC contests.

Calvin College:

Junior Defender Trent Vegter had a banner season for the Knights.  Vegter was named MIAA Player of the Year as well as being named to the United Soccer Coaches D3 First Team.  He was a two-time MIAA Defensive Player of the Week and scored four goals and tallied eight assists in league play this fall, ranking second in the MIAA in assists.

Cornerstone University:

The Golden Eagles were hit hard by injuries this season, and Goalkeeper Dary Dewalt did everything he could to help the Golden Eagles to a 5-9-3 record, starting 16 games and making 85 saves while earning a 1.21 goals against average.

Davenport University:

The Panthers competed for the first time in NCAA D2 and the GLIAC this Fall, and claimed the tournament title in their first year playing in the conference.  Midfielder Cam Cavanagh started 18 games while Goalkeeper Aaron Orban started all 19.  The silky smooth holding midfielder, who will be back for 2018 with GRFC, also chipped in offensively with 2 goals and 3 assists and was named to the GLIAC All First Team.  Orban, who led the Panthers to a 12-6-1 record, was also named GLIAC All Second Team.

Midwestern State University:

The D2 powerhouse in Texas finished the NCAA D2 season ranked number 5 in the country and undefeated at 20-0-3, and towering Forward Scott Doney was a big reason why.  Doney scored 14 goals for the Mustangs, including 7 game winners, and garnered United Soccer Coaches Second Team honors as well as All Heartland Conference First Team honors.

Western Michigan University:

It was a historic season for the #9 Broncos, as they enjoyed their most successful campaign to date with a 17-4-1 record.  Both Midfielder Kosti Moni and Forward Anthony Bowie played big roles in the attacking third.  Moni played in all 22 games and finished the season with five goals and two assists, while Bowie appeared in 21 games and had two goals and one assist.   Nate Hoover also made ten appearances, scoring one goal on the season.

University of Michigan:

The Wolverines won the Big Ten Regular Season Title with a record of 12-6-2 (6-1-1 B10) and peaked at #10 in the rankings this Fall.  Junior Peter Brown made 15 appearances for the Wolverines on the back line, helping secure one of the best defenses in the Big Ten.  Sophomore Midfielder Lucas Rosendall appeared in 5 games as well, scoring one goal.