Pope, Sytsma headline Men’s Soccer all-conference honorees
2011 All-Northern Athletics Conference Men's Soccer
WAUKESHA, Wis. - Sophomore defender Jacob Pope and junior midfielder Kyle Sytsma headline a group of nine Concordia University Wisconsin men's soccer players who earned All-Northern Athletics Conference recognition, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
The honors for Pope (Muskego, Wis.) and Sytsma (Antioch, Ill.) are the second-straight year they were named NAC First Team All-Conference. The two helped CUW finish the 2011 campaign with a 13-6-1 overall record and a 9-1-1 league record. It was the 18th consecutive year under head coach Tom Saleska's direction the Falcons have earned double-digit wins.
Senior defender Jacob Streicher (West Allis, Wis.) was named to the second team, his first postseason conference accolade. Junior defender Jason Rogers (Glendale, Wis.), senior defender Bryan Samuel (Brookfield, Wis.) and senior midfielder Victor Mendoza (Mt. Prospect, Ill.) were also named to the NAC Honorable Mention team.
Freshmen forward Patrick Birder (Green Bay, Wis.) and forward Zach Fohr (Plymouth, Wis.) were named to the All-Freshman Team. Concluding the Falcons representation on the NAC postseason list is senior defender Jordan Bielfeldt (Lemont, Ill.) who was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
CUW's season ended in the semifinals of the NAC Tournament with a 2-0 loss to MSOE. The Falcons finished the season first in shots (227) and second in goals scored (31) and assists (31) during league play.
2011 All-Northern Athletics Conference Men's Soccer Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Jesse Ortiz, Benedictine University
Defensive Player of the Year: Kyle Boekeloo, Dominican University
Freshman of the Year: Ryan Ybarra, Dominican University
Coach of the Year: Erick Baumann, Dominican University
Sophomore defender Jacob Pope (Muskego, Wis.)
Junior midfielder Kyle Sytsma (Antioch, Ill.)
Senior defender Jacob Streicher (West Allis, Wis.)
Junior defender Jason Rogers (Glendale, Wis.)
Senior defender Bryan Samuel (Brookfield, Wis.)
Senior midfielder Victor Mendoza (Mt. Prospect, Ill.)
Freshman forward Patrick Birder (Green Bay, Wis.)
Freshman forward Zach Fohr (Plymouth, Wis.)
Senior defender Jordan Bielfeldt (Lemont, Ill.)