All-GPAC Honors Feature Five Tigers
A fourth place finish in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) allowed five Tigers to earn Men's Soccer All-GPAC honors.
Devon Strecker (Omaha) earned Second Team All-GPAC honors at the midfielder position. He led the Tigers with 12 goals on the year.
Monday Akogwu (Lagos, Nigeria) received Second Team All-GPAC honors for the second year in a row at the forward position. Akogwu was a main focus for opposing defenses and finished with four goals and two assists.
Jace Peters (Glenwood, Iowa) was named honorable mention All-GPAC as a defender. Peters collected three goals from the center-back position, one as a game-winner and one to tie a game.
Sean Dougherty (Omaha) received honorable mention honors from his midfield position. He led the Tigers with six assists this year.
Kyle Smith (Mission Hills, S.D.) was named to the honorable mention list as a midfielder. Smith was second on the team with five goals while adding two assists.
The 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) men's soccer all-conference team has been selected. The first and second teams consist of 13 members each.
Josh Moran from Hastings and Jordan Green from Nebraska Wesleyan have been tabbed as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Co-Offensive Players-of-the-Year, while Mark Nave from Hastings was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Chris Kranjc from Hastings has been selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.
GPAC Men's Soccer First Team 2008
|Forward||Josh Moran||Hastings||Sophomore||Omaha, Neb.|
|Forward||Jordan Green||Nebraska Wesleyan||Freshman||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Forward||Nedim Hasanbegovic||Hastings||Senior||Sarajevo, Bosnia|
|Forward||Francis Fosu||Sioux Falls||Senior||Mozambique|
|Midfielder||Cory Sexson||Hastings||Senior||Bartlesville, Okla.|
|Midfielder||Bebe Jones||Sioux Falls||Senior||Liberia|
|Midfielder||Corbin Lukasiewicz||Dana||Senior||Omaha, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Ryan Robinson||Hastings||Freshman||Elkhorn, Neb.|
|Defender||Mark Nave||Hastings||Senior||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Defender||Matt Wadleigh||Hastings||Freshman||Omaha, Neb.|
|Defender||Tyler Sytsma||Northwestern||Junior||Littleton, Colo.|
|Defender||Jess Pieper||Nebraska Wesleyan||Junior||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Keeper||Josh Miller||Nebraska Wesleyan||Junior||Rapid City, S.D.|
Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Soccer Players-of-the-Year:
Offense- Josh Moran, Hastings College - Forward & Jordan Green, Nebraska Wesleyan - Forward
Defense - Mark Nave, Hastings College - Defender
Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Soccer Coach-of-the-Year:
Chris Kranjc, Hastings College
GPAC Men's Soccer Second Team 2008
|Forward||Aaron Skipworth||Concordia||Freshman||Ft. Collins, Colo.|
|Forward||Aaron O'Brien||Northwestern||Junior||Littleton, Colo.|
|Forward||Monday Akogwu||Doane||Sophomore||Lagos, Nigeria|
|Forward||Thor Brown||Dana||Junior||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Midfielder||Seth Neben||Nebraska Wesleyan||Freshman||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Devon Strecker||Doane||Freshman||Omaha, Neb.|
|Midfielder||Mike Cookson||Northwestern||Sophomore||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|Midfielder||Brad Fullerton||Nebraska Wesleyan||Sophomore||Lincoln, Neb.|
|Defender||Cole De Boer||Sioux Falls||Sophomore||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|Defender||Ryan Farr||Dana||Senior||Converse, Tex.|
|Defender||Matt Stillmock||Hastings||Senior||Omaha, Neb.|
|Defender||Tim Walstra||Dordt||Senior||Muskegon, Mich.|
|Keeper||Ben Schneider||Northwestern||Sophomore||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
Briar Cliff - Buddy Goodenkauf, Alex Witmer
Concordia - George Lara Jr., Bryan Schranz
Dakota Wesleyan - Jordan Werner, Ryan Perry
Dana - Lance Barton, Travis Barton
Doane - Jace Peters, Sean Dougherty, Kyle Smith
Dordt - Andrew Wubben, Siam Grobler
Hastings - Derek Prinz
Midland Lutheran - Paul Cox, Jake Corum
Morningside - Matt Mayfield, Chase Maier, Quin Kilgore
Mount Marty - Derek Otten, David Mueller
Nebraska Wesleyan - Blake Gordon, Adam Benson, Tim Pavelka
Sioux Falls - Eric Schmidt, Jordan Breakfield, Ryan Trupe, Isaiah Schafer, Tyson Dietrich