November 10, 2011

2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Awards

http://www.miac-online.org/news/2011/11/7/MSOC_1107113718.aspx

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Awards Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. St. Olaf - which won the 2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Playoff Championship and shared the league's regular-season title with Carleton - swept both of the conference's major individual awards.

St. Olaf sophomore David Rosenthal - who capped an outstanding regular season by scoring the game-winning goal in the second overtime of the MIAC Playoff championship game - was voted the 2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Player-of-the-Year. Rosenthal's coach, Kurt Anderson, was selected as the 2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Coach-of-the-Year by his peers for his work with the MIAC-champion Oles this season.

In addition to the individual awards, the MIAC also announced the 20-member All-Conference team, an 18-member Honorable Mention squad and the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. The All-MIAC team included 11 seniors, four juniors and five sophomores with balanced selections throughout the league. Regular season co-champs St. Olaf and Carleton each placed three players on the All-MIAC team, as did Gustavus, Macalester and St. Thomas. Augsburg had two players selected, and Saint John's, Concordia and Bethel all had one player apiece on the All-Conference team.

More than half the team featured repeat selections from 2010 and beyond. There were four players: St. Thomas' Mike Hutton and Angel Riera, Augsburg's Peter Loyd and Concordia's Riley McGlynn, who all earned their third-straight All-MIAC selection. Meanwhile Carleton's Ryan Cammarota and Tim Wills, Saint John's Michael Coborn, Augsburg's Chad Gilmer, St. Thomas' Nick Rapisarda, Macalester's Taylor Rasmussen and Gustavus' Lucas Thompson all earned their second-straight honor.

Rosenthal became the second-straight sophomore to earn MIAC Player-of-the-Year honor following his record-setting offensive season. The Burnsville, Minn., native led the MIAC in points (36) and goals (14) in overall games while tying for second in assists (eight) and game-winning goals (five). His 14 goals are a new St. Olaf single-season record, and the record-setting goal fittingly gave the Oles the postseason title and a bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. Rosenthal was just as good in MIAC games, leading the league in points (17) and assists (five) while coming in second with six goals. Rosenthal helped St. Olaf to a 16-3-1 overall record with a 7-2-1 mark in MIAC play.

Anderson's latest MIAC Coach-of-the-Year honor comes on the heels of his fourth MIAC regular-season championship (2011, 2004, 1998, 1992) and the 2011 MIAC Playoff title. In his 23rd season, Anderson led the Oles to a 16-3-1 overall record with a 7-2-1 record in conference play as his team beat Carleton on the final day of the regular season to earn a share of the title with the Knights. Anderson's team reach double-digit wins for the 11th time in his career, and he now has a career record of 233-156-29, including a 136-77-17 mark in MIAC play. He was also named the MIAC's Coach-of-the-Year in 1998). Anderson's team is the only MIAC representative in the NCAA tournament, and it opens postseason play Saturday against Carroll College in Decorah, Iowa.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the sixth-annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for men's soccer. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Awards

Player-of-the-Year -
David Rosenthal, St. Olaf (So., D, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley)
Coach-of-the-Year - Kurt Anderson, St. Olaf (23rd season)

2011 MIAC Men's Soccer All-Conference Team

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/Previous School

Ryan Cammarota

Carleton

Sr.

MF

Neenah, Wis.

Michael Coborn

Saint John's

So.

MF

St. Cloud, Minn./Cathedral

Blake Dressen

St. Olaf

Sr.

M

Wayzata, Minn./The Blake School

Justin Eglseder

Gustavus

Sr.

D

Eden Prairie, Minn.

Robin Forslund

Macalester

So.

MF

Madison, Wis./Memorial

Doug Frey

Gustavus

Sr.

MF

Duluth, Minn./Marshall

Chad Gilmer

Augsburg

Jr.

D

Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson

Mike Hutton

St. Thomas

Sr.

MF

Apple Valley, Minn.

Stephen Johnson

St. Olaf

So.

D

Apple Valley, Minn.

David Kim

Bethel

Jr

MF

Blaine, Minn./Spring Lake Park

Peter Loyd

Augsburg

Sr.

D

Plymouth, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong

Riley McGlynn

Concordia

Sr.

F

Hampstead, N.C./Bozeman (Mont.)

Nick Rapisarda

St. Thomas

So.

MF

Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame

Taylor Rasmussen

Macalester

Jr.

F

Eagan, Minn./Eastview

Angel Riera

St. Thomas

Sr.

F

Minneapolis, Minn./DeLaSalle

David Rosenthal

St. Olaf

So.

F

Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley

Miles Silbert

Carleton

Sr.

F

St. Louis Park, Minn.

Lucas Thompson

Gustavus

Jr.

D

Sioux Falls, S.D./Lincoln

Reid Usedom

Macalester

Sr

MF

Asheville, N.C./A.C. Reynolds

Tim Wills

Carleton

Sr.

F

Portland, Ore./Central Catholic

2011 MIAC Men's Soccer Honorable Mention All-Conference Team

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/High School

Neil Bartholomay

Carleton

So.

D

St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall

Zach Brown

Gustavus

Fr

F

Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial

Ahmed Gobana

Augsburg

Sr.

F

Burnsville, Minn.

Adam Hadro

St. Olaf

So.

D

Northfield, Minn.

Sam Hautman

Saint John's

Sr.

D

Apple Valley, Minn.

David Lilly

Gustavus

Fr.

M

Maple Grove, Minn.

Mathias Macody Lund

Augsburg

So

D

Bergen, Norway

Paul Lund

Macalester

So.

D

Madison, Wis./West

Will Morlock

Augsburg

So.

GK

Grand Haven, Mich.

Bryan Neu

Saint Mary's

Sr.

D

Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Greg Northrop

Hamline

So.

MF

Arden Hills, Minn./Mounds View

Peter Osborn

Augsburg

Sr.

MF

Eagan, Minn./Eastview

Peter Runquist

Concordia

So.

GK

Woodbury, Minn.

Leif Sundberg

Bethel

Sr.

GK

Mahtomedi, Minn.

Cody Walkup

Bethel

So.

D

Des Moines, Iowa/Johnston

Christian (Kit) Weaver

St. Thomas

So.

MF

Iowa City, Iowa/West

David Wee

Saint John's

Fr.

M

Savage, Minn./Prior Lake

Brett Ylonen

Gustavus

Fr.

GK

Lake Elmo, Minn./Stillwater

2011 Men's Soccer All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team
Augsburg - Matt Bowman (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn.)
Bethel - Brady Anderson (Sr., Andover, Minn./Meadow Creek Christian)
Carleton - Morgan Murphy (Jr., Chicago, Ill./ Univ. of Chicago Lab )
Concordia - Andy Iverson (Sr., Bemidji, Minn.)
Gustavus - Gabe Steinborn (Jr., Sioux Falls, S.D./Washington)
Hamline - Michael Murphy (So., Mahtomedi, Minn.)
Macalester - Matt Weyer (Sr., Cedarburg, Wis.)
Saint John's - Dan Cahill (So.., Golden Valley, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong)
Saint Mary's - Chris Williams (Sr., Chicago, Ill./St. Patrick)
St. Olaf - Austin Dressen (Jr. Wayzata, Minn./The Blake School)
St. Thomas - Thomas Metzler (Jr., Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame H.S.)

Courtesy of MIAC