Six Men's Soccer Players Named to All-ICAA Teams

Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications

TIFFIN, Ohio- The annual Independent Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA) team was announced recently by director Mike Bond, as voted on by the member institutions and their Sports Information Directors. The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s soccer team, who is currently preparing for a title defense at the NCCAA National Tournament, had six players named to the All-ICAA first or second team.

The ICAA is composed of NCAA Division II schools that are not in a conference.  Men’s soccer members are Chowan University, Lindenwood University, Mary University, Notre Dame College, Oakland City University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Truman State University, Urbana University and Washington Adventist University.

Notre Dame College won all four individual awards in the annual listing that includes Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Freshman of the Year after finishing 19-0 on the season.

The six players named to the listing for Palm Beach Atlantic included three players on the first-team and three more on the second-team.

Sophomore striker Kenny Hogg, who has tallied 19 goals and two assists to date, was joined by junior defender Lewis Thompson and freshman defender Kendall Crouse on the All-ICAA first-team. Thompson and Crouse were both full-time starters in the defensive backfield for head coach Jose Gomez which have helped lead PBA to a 12-7 season record so far.

The three Sailfish players making the second team point to PBA’s bright future as freshmen AJ Black and Michael Emert were joined by sophomore defender Tyler Sanders. Black collected a team-best 12 assists while scoring one goal while Emert was second on the team in goals scored and points with nine goals while adding in four assists for a total of 22 points.

Sanders joins Thompson and Crouse as All-ICAA defenders from the PBA squad.

Below is a full listing of the All-ICAA teams.

2011 ICAA MEN’S SOCCER AWARDS
Coach of the Year – Mac McBride – Notre Dame College
Player of the Year – Erik Beattie – Notre Dame College
Goalkeeper of the Year – Jan Skorupinski - Notre Dame College
Freshman of the Year – Martin Lange – Notre Dame College

2011 ALL-ICAA MEN’S SOCCER

FIRST TEAM

 Christian Earnest F Notre Dame College Jr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 
 Kenny Hogg F Palm Beach Atlantic Jr. Irvine, Scotland
 Martin Lange F Notre Dame College Fr. Berlin, Germany
 Tyler Watson F Urbana So. Mississauga, Canada
 Erik Beattie MF Notre Dame College Jr. Madison, Ohio
 Nick Little MF Oakland City Jr. Renfrewshire, Scotland
 Tom Owens MF Notre Dame College So. Liverpool, England
 Kendall Crouse D Palm Beach Atlantic Fr. Lakeland, Florida
 Phillip Cutler D Notre Dame College So. Shipley, England
 Lewis Thompson D Palm Beach Atlantic Jr. London, England
 Jan Skorupinski GK Notre Dame College So. Vogt, Germany

SECOND TEAM

 Dean Miller F Notre Dame College Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa
 Nikola Nikolic F Mary Sr. Belgrade, Serbia
 Abanda Nkwanyuo F Washington Adventist Jr. Mount Rainier, Maryland
 Tiago Pereira F Lindenwood Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa
 Marvin Alyas MF Oakland City Fr. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
 AJ Black MF Palm Beach Atlantic Fr. Plant City, Florida
 Michael Emert MF Palm Beach Atlantic Fr. Lakeland, Florida
 Craig McTear D Lindenwood So. Glasgow, Scotland
 Scott Olinski D Notre Dame College Jr. Royal Oak, Michigan
 Tyler Sanders D Palm Beach Atlantic So. Evans, Georgia
 Matt Bell GK Oakland City Jr. Newcastle, England

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