5 Men's Soccer players Named to the All Independent Team

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- The 2013 All-Independent Men's Soccer teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents. 

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Wira Wama, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, FR, Forward, Papua, New Guinea. – Wama was one of the AD3I's main offensive threats as he scored 12 goals on 80 shots and assisted on four more goals.

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Andrew DeLozier, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, SO, Defender, Watertown, Wis. – DeLozier, who was the Crusaders central defensive figure the past three years, also notched four goals and three assists this season.

 

Rookie of the Year

Giuseppe Porretto, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn), FR, Forward, Queens, N.Y. – Porretto scored three goals and had one assist while finishing second on the team with 28 shots on goal. 

 

Coach of the Year

Jeff Pill, Maranatha Baptist Bible College.

 

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

 

First Team 

Forward – Wira Wama, Freshman, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Forward – Derek Healy, Sophomore, University of Maine-Presque Isle

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

Forward – Brock Kobayashi, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz

Midfielder – D.J. Fuller, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz

Midfielder – Wesley Smith, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University

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

Midfielder – Taylor Pill, Junior, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Midfielder – Brian Lundquist, Senior, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Defender – Andrew DeLozier, Sophomore, Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Defender – Seth Cote, Junior, University of Maine-Presque Isle

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

Goalkeeper – Nate Levinson, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Second Team

Forward – Alex Thorson, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Forward – Marc Reynolds, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle

Forward – Giuseppe Porretto, Freshman, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Midfielder – Daniel Tirosh, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz

Midfielder – Adam Comollo, Senior, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

Defender – Matt Woodman, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Defender – Erik Gumaer, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle

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

 

The Association of Division III Independents consists of seven 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.