Weekly SSC Release
MSU to host first two rounds of NCAA Division II Championship
No. 3 Midwestern State was selected to play in and host the first two rounds of the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championships Super Region One.
MSU will host the four-team event this Thursday and Saturday. The Mustangs play Incarnate Word at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Fort Lewis and Metro State open the tournament at 4 p.m. with the winners of each game playing in the second round on Saturday at 5 p.m.
SSC Players of the Week
OffensiveItamar Keinan, West Texas A&M, Sr., Forward, Kiryat Haim, Israel/Kiryat Haim
Keinan scored three goals and added two assist, as WT defeated Eastern New Mexico and #1 Midwestern State this weekend. Against the top ranked Mustangs, Keinan scored two goals, including the game winner in the 105:00 minute.
2008 SSC ALL-CONFERENCE AWARDS
Pos. Player Team Year Hometown
B Robert Swann Midwestern State Sr. Sunderland
B Oliver Mulamba West Texas A&M Sr. Brackendowns, South Africa
B Brannon Calvert Midwestern State Sr. Pryor, Okla.
B Alex Petrou Northeastern State Fr. FNQ
F Craig Sutherland Midwestern State R-Fr. Edinburg
F Ben Everson West Texas A&M So. Middlesbrough, England
F Emerson Rodrigues Eastern New Mexico So. Natal, RN, Brasil
F Kyle Kmiec Midwestern State Jr. Brenham, Texas
F Nick Auditore Midwestern State Jr. Phoenix Ariz.
MF Ahmad Ihmeidan Midwestern State Sr. Fort Smith, Ark.
MF Estevao Alexandre Midwestern State Sr. Belo Horizonte
MF Tommy Nutter West Texas A&M Sr. Barkshire, England
MF Itamar Keinan West Texas A&M Sr. Kiryat Haim, Israel
GK Jon Hansen Missouri Southern Jr. Wichita, Kan.
Pos. Player Team Year Hometown
B Brian Martinez Midwestern State Jr. Dallas, Texas
B Michael James Eastern New Mexico Sr. Gloucester, England
B Nicki Nielson West Texas A&M Fr. Oelholm Denmark
F AJ Dingledine Northeastern State So. Lincoln Neb.
F Victor Olivares West Texas A&M Jr. Juarez, Mexico
MF Rob Humphrey Midwestern State Sr. Edgewood, N.M.
MF Luis Castaneda Eastern New Mexico Fr. Chaparral, N.M.
MF Zach Schmoker Northeastern State So. Catoosa, Okla.
MF Austin Whiles Missouri Southern Sr. Overland Park, Kan.
MF Jacob Jensen West Texas A&M Jr. Horsens, Denmark
GK Shawn Carr Midwestern State Sr. Dallas, Texas
Offensive Player of the Year: Ben Everson, West Texas A&M
Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Swann, Midwestern State
Freshman of the Year: Craig Sutherland, Midwestern State
Coach of the Year: Doug Elder, Midwestern State
2008 Southwest Soccer Conference All-Academic Team
Player, Pos. Team Year Major Hometown
Tyler Murphy, MF Midwestern State Jr. Biology Winfield, B.C.
Jacob Fynboe Jensen, MF West Texas A&M Jr. General Business Horsens, Denmark
Kyle Kmiec, F Midwestern State Jr. Accounting Chapel Hill, Texas
Bo Evans, F Northeastern State So. Chemistry Duncanville, Texas
Edgar Bear, MF Eastern New Mexico So. Undecided Houston, Texas
Zach Schmoker, MF Northeastern State So. Undeclared Catoosa, Okla.
Oliver Mulamba, D West Texas A&M Sr. Pre-Engineering Albertson, South Africa
Hugo Gonzalez, D Eastern New Mexico Sr. Biology Phoenix, Del.
Dreaux Plair, D Eastern New Mexico Sr. Health & Physical Educ. Alamogordo, N.M.
Brannon Calvert, D Midwestern State Sr. Respiratory Care Pryor, Okla.
Jacob Ford, D Eastern New Mexico Sr. Accounting Hobbs, N.M.
SSC Special Recognition
Academic Player of the Year: Tyler Murphy, Midwestern State
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Eastern New Mexico: Tyler Hart, Jr.; Mychael Contreras, So.;
Midwestern State: William Freeman, Sr.;
Missouri Southern: Ben Pantzlaff, Jr.; Jesse Clevenger, Jr.;
Northeastern State: Chad Miller, Sr.;
West Texas A&M: Austin Ridling, Sr.; Shane Taylor, So.