Eight Tigers Honored by GPAC
Eight Doane men's soccer players were recognized this year with All-GPAC honors for their efforts in helping the Tigers to a second place GPAC finish. This is the highest number of players honored for Doane by the GPAC coaches. Doane finished the season 10-7-1 overall and 7-3-1 in the GPAC.
Three players were named First Team All-GPAC, Tom Heavey, Kyle Smith and Juan Padilla. Only Hastings placed more players on the top team.
Heavey, a forward, led the Tigers with eight goals and 19 points on the season. Smith, a midfielder, finished with four goals for Doane, tied for fifth most. Padilla totaled five goals from his defender position, which tied for third most on the team.
Earning Second Team All-GPAC honors were Devon Strecker, Monday Akogwu, Jake Miller and Sean Dougherty. The four players from the Tigers were the most by one squad on the second team.
Strecker, a forward, was second on the team in goals with seven. He had three game winners. Akogwu, a forward, finished with four goals and two assists despite getting a late start to the season due to injury. Miller, a midfielder, tied for third on the team with five goals and matched Strecker with three game winners. Dougherty, a defender, was second on the team with four assists and added a goal on the year.
Goalkeeper Matt Bickley earned honorable mention honors. He posted a 1.30 goals against average with 80 saves and nine victories.