Men's Soccer Players Honored with All-American Awards

The NCCAA and NSCAA announced that Ohio Christian Men's Soccer have 2 1st Team All-Americans, the first in 23 years.

Emanuel Harris and Kevin Street were named 1st Team All-American and is OCU's first since William Brunosky back in 1986.  Both are team captains and Harris led on the offensive side for OCU and Street led the defensive side.  "Both have helped bring this program around over the past 2 years and it is nice to see them get recognition for what they have done" commented Coach Murton.

Street, otherwise nicknamed "The Redhead Assassin" by CCSN.net, was one of the main reasons OCU had their best defense in OCU history.  Only giving up 1.42 goals per game is a record setting season defensively while also shutting down some of the more potent offenses in the National Tournament in Manhattan Christian College, Clearwater Christian College and Providence College.  Street is 4th on the team in scoring (6) even from the defensive side of the ball.  He was name 1st Team All-Region and the NCCAA All-Tournament team.

Harris, was second on the team this year with 22 goals but led the nation in assists with 18.  In two years he broke the school record for career goals scored, career assists, career points and many more statistic categories.  He had been named "Player of the Week" 4 times over the past 2 years and was named Player of the Year by CCSN.net.

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In 2008 he was selected as 2nd Team All-American and is this years Regional Player of the Year, while also being selected to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team.

 

OCU also had 2 players name to the 2nd Team All-American which marked the first time in school history to have 4 All-Americans in one year.  Sophomore defender, Stu Hostetter and Freshman forward, Dave Blamo were announced as the 2 2nd Teamers.

Hostetter was also part of the stubborn OCU defense and although not flashy, was deemed Mr. Consistency by Coach Murton many times.  Stu, a transfer from Ohio University, was named 1st Team All-Region.

Dave Blamo broke the school record for goals scored in one season (23) previously held by Harris with 21 last year.  Dave also was named 1st Team All-Region and scored the game winning goal against Manhattan Christian.

 

OCU also had two players name Scholar Athletes for the NCCAA.  Senior Dominic Lehman and Junior Kevin Street were honored.

 

Kevin Street and Emanuel Harris will both be honored at the NSCAA National Convention in Philadelphia on January 16th at noon.

 

Here is the list of the 2009 All-Americans:

NCCAA/NSCAA All-American First Team

Goalkeeper Anthony Derosse Clearwater Christian College
Defender Matt Tewes Clearwater Christian College

Tim Krigbaum Manhattan Christian College

Mike Carey Southeastern University

Tory Walker Providence College

Kevin Street Ohio Christian University
Midfielder Tyler Spraul Clearwater Christian College

Emanuel Harris Ohio Christian University

Lee Chatfield Northland International University

Lawrence Lartey Lancaster Bible College

Matt LoPresti Southeastern University
Forward David Schumaker Atlanta Christian College

Andrew Crandall Manhattan Christian College

Mario Giesbrecht Providence College

Micah Herron Northland International University

 

 

NCCAA Second Team

Goalkeepers Andy Ecker Philadelphia Biblical University

Travis Julian Toccoa Falls College

   
Defenders Kevin Keltner Lancaster Bible College

Paul Reese Northland International University

Knox Strawbridge Southeastern University

Stu Hostetter Ohio Christian University

Alan Walker Moody Bible Institute

Andrew Cameron North Central University

Seth Bean Faith Baptist Bible College

   
Midfielders Yohannes Asrat Providence College

Drew Proctor Manhattan Christian College

James Cottage Southwestern Christian University

Nathan Love Manhattan Christian College

Jake Miller Philadelphia Biblical University

Kirubel Tadasse Kentucky Christian University

Tyler Cox Moody Bible Institute

   
Forwards Sam Knickerbocker The Crown College

Phil Haas Philadelphia Biblical University

Josh Martinez Southwestern Christian University

Dave Blamo Ohio Christian University

Miguel Martinez Southwestern Christian University