Association of Division III Independents Names 2012 All-Independent Men’s Soccer Teams

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- The 2012 All-Independent Men's Soccer teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents. 

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Colby Twist, Nebraska Wesleyan University, JR, Forward, Omaha, Neb. – Twist, who also was the AD3I offensive player of the year last year, scored 14 goals and assisted on three more.

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Joshua MacKinnon, University of Maine-Presque Isle, SR, Goalkeeper, Lismore, Nova Scotia (CAN) – An all-around outstanding goalkeeper who allowed 2.7 goals per game and was an outstanding senior leader.

 

Rookie of the Year

Will Pasquin, Finlandia University, FR, Midfielder, Clawson, Mich. – Scored nine goals, including two game-winners, in 16 games.  

 

Coach of the Year

Sean Steele, Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

The All-Independent Men's Soccer teams were selected by the men's soccer coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member schools.

 

First Team 

Forward – Colby Twist, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Forward – Raul Urshela, Sophomore, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Forward – (tie) Kyle Jisa, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Zach Hummel, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz

Midfielder – Will Pasquin, Freshman, Finlandia University

Midfielder – DJ Fuller, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz

Midfielder – Jeremy Tarr, Junior, University of Maine-Presque Isle

Midfielder – Stephen Boakye, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Defender – Wayne Castillo, Freshman, Finlandia University

Defender – Sean Sprague, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz

Defender – Matt Woodman, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Goalkeeper – Joshua MacKinnon, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle

 

Second Team    

Forward – Adam Arthur, Senior, Finlandia University

Midfielder – Matthew O'Neill, Freshman, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Midfielder – AJ Johnson, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Midfielder – Joe Platten, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Midfielder – Wesley Smith, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Defender – Deleon Johnson, Sophomore, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Defender – Lucas Bartlett, Junior, University of Maine-Presque Isle

Defender – Nick Palacio, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Defender – Zach Mergens, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Goalkeeper – Michael Miner, Sophomore, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

 

The Association of Division III Independents consists of 10 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.

 

More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.