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Mon, Nov. 9, 2009 - [Men's Soccer] - Viewed 1847 times - Post By

The Midwest Collegiate Conference has announced its men's soccer all-conference honors for the 2009 season. Thirty athletes were recognized as part of the all-conference teams as voted by the coaches, including 14 to the First Team and 16 to the Honorable Mention Team.


Grand View senior midfielder Chris Scott (Elderslie, Scotland) was voted as the MCC Player of the Year. Scott was a key for the Vikings in the midfield offensively and defensively this year as the Vikings finished in a tie for second in the MCC standings. Offensively he finished the season with three goals and two assists for eight points. Defensively he was a part of a team that finished second in the conference in goals allowed (22) and goals against average (1.07) and third in shutouts (seven).

"I know Chris will take his selection of POY as a team honor," said Grand View Head Coach Blair Reid. "That is the kind of individual Chris Scott is. He truly epitomizes the team-first concept. I am very happy and proud of Chris. (He is) a 100% committed, ‘never say die' player who loves the game. His selection is the result of all the hard work he has put in over four seasons at Grand View. I am pleased and appreciative that our MCC coaches see the qualities in Chris as a soccer player that justify his selection."

Ashford freshman forward Geraldo Garza (Rockford, Ill.) was selected as the MCC Newcomer of the Year. Garza was a member of a team that won the MCC regular season championship and has climbed into the NAIA national rankings. He finished with 19 points on the season, tying for third on the Saints in goals (seven) and tying for fourth in assists (five), and points scored.

Ashford head coach Richard Markham was picked by fellow coaches as the MCC Coach of the Year. In his first year as the Saints coach Markham led the program to the best season in the program's history. Ashford won its first-ever MCC regular season and an undefeated regular season, as well as a place in the NAIA national rankings.

"We are extremely proud of Coach Markham and the Men's soccer program at Ashford University," said AU Athletics Director Meg Schebler. "As a first-year coach here, Richard has worked diligently to prepare the team to accomplish its goals. His work ethic and drive for success have had a positive impact and we congratulate him on receiving this well-deserved honor."

2009
Midwest Collegiate Men's Soccer All-Conference

MCC Player of the Year: Chris Scott - Grand View

MCC Newcomer of the Year: Geraldo Garza - Ashford

MCC Coach of the Year: Richard Markham - Ashford

First Team
Eddie Garza - Ashford
Geraldo Garza - Ashford
Nick Roman - Ashford
Damian Ryan - Ashford
Trevor Cushman - Grand View
Darren Martin - Grand View
Armin Mujdzic - Grand View
Chris Scott - Grand View
Jose Alvarez - Mount Mercy
Enrique Cortina - Mount Mercy
Mark Burton - Viterbo
James Lockley - Viterbo
Jamie Robertson - Viterbo
Nik Rule - William Penn

Honorable Mention Team
Michael Handley - Ashford
Vedran Ilic - Ashford
Matt Carlson - Clarke
Jason Reno - Clarke
Ryan Adamson - Grand View
Craig Hughes - Grand View
Troy Osborne - Iowa Wesleyan
Michael Roberts - Iowa Wesleyan
Drago Ceranic - Mount Mercy
Nebojsa Jevtovic - Mount Mercy
Nenad Simovic - Mount Mercy
Wes Erickson - St. Ambrose
Simon Murphy - St. Ambrose
Tony Villasenor - St. Ambrose
Tony Madigan - Viterbo
Frank Delgado - Waldorf