Three GLIAC Athlete's Named to the NSCAA D-II All-America Team

Three GLIAC Athlete's Named to the NSCAA D-II All-America Team

Release courtesy of the GVSU Media Relations Department

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -  Saginaw Valley State University's Zach Myers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern HS), Jason Wise (Troy, Mich.) and Notre Dame College's Tom Owens (Liverpool, England) were all named to the NSCAA D-II All-America Team.

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Myers, a senior captain, becomes the first men's soccer player to receive First Team All-American honors in school history.  He started all 25 matches this season for the SVSU men's soccer program and posted a team and GLIAC best 17 goals with two assists after switching positions from defense to forward this season. Myers has scored two or more goals in five matches this season and became the first men's soccer player in GLIAC history to win both 'Offensive Player of the Year' and 'Defensive Player of the Year' honors in their career. Myers was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America team earlier this season.

Wise, a senior goalkeeper, becomes just the second men's soccer player in school history to be named an All-American.  He started all 25 contests in net this season for the Cardinals and set a school record with 18 wins.  He allowed just 21 goals this season and recorded 13 shutouts.  Wise also ranked 21st in the nation with a 0.809 goals against average in 2012.

Owens led the Falcons with a dozen goals, and 10 assists on the season.  His 34 points were a team best.  The Liverpool, England, native also had 36 shots on goal, and scored a pair of goals for NDC in their NCAA D-II first round victory over Drury (Mo).


First Team
Name Class Pos. School Hometown
Jose Silva So. GK Merrimack College Northborough, Mass.
Eirik Bjoernoe Jr. D LIU Post Randaberg, Norway
Colin Bjostad Sr. D West Texas A&M University Flower Mound, Tex.
Brian Fekete Sr. D University Of Tampa Plant City, Fla.
Vincent Bailey Jr. M University of the Incarnate Word Southport, England
Robert Vincent** Sr. M University of Charleston Liverpool, England
Michael Winter* Sr. M Simon Fraser University Vancouver, B.C.
Tesho Akindele** Jr. F Colorado School of Mines/td> Thornton, Colo.
Carlo Basso* Jr. F Simon Fraser University Coquitlam, B.C.
Dominic Furness Sr. F West Texas A&M University Middlesbourgh, England
Kenny Hogg Jr. F Palm Beach Atlantic University Irvine, United Kingdom
Zach Myers Sr. F Saginaw Valley State University Grand Rapids, Mich.
Saeed Robinson Sr. F Grand Canyon University Portmore, Jamaica
Second Team
Name Class Pos. School Hometown
Ryan Bass* Jr. GK Rockhurst University Jackson, Mo.
Taylor Diem Sr. D Regis University Middleton, Wis.
Chris Garavaglia So. D Quincy University St. Louis, Mo.
Helge Neumann Sr. D Simon Fraser University Oslo, Norway
Clement Simonin So. D Lander University Lorient, France
Franklin Lemus Pena Sr. M Merrimack College Revere, Mass.
Tom Owens Jr. M Notre Dame College Liverpool, England
Ruben Resendes Sr. M Southern New Hampshire University Fall River, Mass.
Mark Magee* Jr. Rockhurst University Evesham, England
Martin Maybin So. F Regis University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mario Pinto Jr. F Lincoln Memorial University Uberlandia, Brazil
Cemil Turan* Jr. F LIU Post Staten Island, N.Y.
Third Team
Name Class Pos. School Hometown
Jason Wise Sr. GK Saginaw Valley State University Troy, Mich.
Eric Crawford So. D Northeastern State University Toronto, Ont.
Walker Hume Fr.  D Rollins College Austin, Tex.
James Nero Jr. D University of the Incarnate Word Charlotte, N.C.
Jason Sangha So. D Lynn University Southampton, England
Weston Zeiner Sr. D Bentley University North Granby, Conn.
Vinny Caccavale Jr. M New York Institute Of Technology West Islip, N.Y.
Logan Miller So. M Regis University Tomball, Tex.
Carlos Recinos Sr. M Coker College Houston, Tex.
William White Sr. M Northeastern State University Durant, Okla.
Joe Baccielo Jr. F Post University Stratford, Conn.
Robbie Bennett So. F Gannon University Durban, South Africa
Paul Islas Sr. F Fresno Pacific University Fresno, Calif.
Alex Manea Sr. F Mercyhurst University Vaslui, Romania
Homero Morais So. F University Of Massachusetts-Lowell Somerville, Mass.

* indicates repeat selection

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