Special to The Hays Daily News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- League regular season champion Northeastern State and runner-up Fort Hays State combined to place nine members on the All-MIAA men's soccer first team, as the teams were released today.
The MIAA Player of the Year is Fort Hays State University's Tanner Brock, who had six goals and six assists, averaging 1.06 points per game from his midfield position. He was joined by teammate Mauricio Castorino who scored two goals and added five assists in 14 games this season. Northeastern State head coach Rob Czlonka was named the Coach of the Year leading his team to an 11-0-1 record and a first place finish in the regular season.
The back-line of the first team is led by Fort Hays State goalkeeper Kent Freund, who had a 0.93 goals against average this season. Joining him is teammate and defender Eric Hymer who was a unanimous selection to the first team. Adam Schmoker and Terence Smith were both part of the Northeastern State defense that held teams to just 0.77 goals against this season.
Joining Brock in the midfield is teammate Diego Cabral and Northeastern State's Jordan Schmoker. Also anchoring the midfield are Lindenwood's Ignacio Pizarro Romero and Upper Iowa's Leandro Pena.
At the forward spot Northeastern State's Juan Peralta joins Fort Hays State's Michael Cole and Upper Iowa's Ryan Pinkerton.
The MIAA Men's Soccer Tournament kicks off today at 4 p.m. with the semi-final round from the College Boulevard Activities Complex in Olathe, Kan.
2014 ALL-MIAA SOCCER TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tanner Brock, MF, Fort Hays State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Mauricio Castorino, F, Fort Hays State
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rob Czlonka, Northeastern State
GK: Kent Freund, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: Eric Hymer, Sr., Fort Hays State**
D: Adam Schmoker, Sr., Northeastern State
D: Terence Smith, Sr., Northeastern State
MF: Tanner Brock, Sr., Fort Hays State**
MF: Jordan Schmoker, Sr., Northeastern State
MF: Diego Cabral, Sr., Fort Hays State
MF: Ignacio Pizarro Romero, Sr., Lindenwood
MF: Leandro Pena, Jr., Upper Iowa
F: Juan Peralta, Sr., Northeastern State**
F: Michael Cole, Jr., Fort Hays State
F: Ryan Pinkerton, So., Upper Iowa
GK: Jackson Biles, So., Northeastern State
D: Carlos Linares, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: Alejandro Cases Da Silva, Sr., Lindenwood
D: Crosby Lee, Jr., Northeastern State
MF: Edgar Pineda, Sr., Southern Nazarene
MF: David Lucio, Jr., Fort Hays State
MF: Hayden Rasmussen, Fr., Northeastern State
MF: Justin Schaeffer, Sr., Southwest Baptist
MF: Johnny McBeth, Fr., Upper Iowa
F: Andre Hayne, Jr., Lindenwood
F: Mauricio Castorino, Fr., Fort Hays State
F: Ricardo Palomino, Fr., Northeastern State
F: Blake Rodgers, Sr., Southern Nazarene
Fort Hays State: Drew Wilson, D.
Harding: Phillip White, D; Cole Walker, F; Barry Foster, F.
Lindenwood: Jeremy Tutas, D.
Northeastern State: Chance Miller, D; Frank Garay, MF; Justin Todd, F.
Southern Nazarene: Matthew Lawrence, D; Javier Caballeros, F.
Upper Iowa: Connor Rortvedt, GK; Hugo Alves, D; Seb Smith, D; Rhys Williams, D; Fausto Ordenana, MF.