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Final 2012 MIAA Men's Soccer Report

Final Standings

  League   Overall
  W L T Pts GF GA   W L T GF GA
Calvin* 12 1 1 37 47 16   16 4 1 59 26
Olivet 10 4 0 30 33 19
16 5 1 52 30
Hope 9 5 0 27 27 16
12 8 0 37 24
Kalamazoo 9 5 0 27 21 20
11 7 1 25 25
Trine 6 7 1 19 17 20   8 10 1 28 26
Adrian 4 9 1 13 13 20   6 13 1 20 27
Alma 3 10 1 10 10 28
7 12 1 22 33
Albion 1 13 0 3 8 37   2 17 0 14 49

The MIAA men’s soccer champion shall be determined by a point system in which teams earn three (3) points for a win and one (1) point for a tie in conference play. The team with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the champion. The league’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Tournament shall be determined by a four-team, end-of-season, AQ tournament.

* MIAA Champion - Calvin
MIAA Tournament Qualifiers - Calvin, Olivet, Hope, Kalamazoo 

Friday, November 9 - NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Regional at Chicago, Ill.
DePauw, Ind. 3, Calvin 0 box

All-MIAA Honors

Most Valuable Player
Nick Holtrop, Calvin (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)

Newcomer of the Year
Cory Werner-Hoskins, Olivet (freshman from Kalamazoo/Mattawan HS)

Dr. Marvin Zuidema Award
Dane Macdonell, Kalamazoo (senior from Traverse City/Traverse City Central HS)
Luke Dishnow, Hope (senior from Saline/Saline HS)

All-MIAA First Team
GK – Alex Lang, Olivet* (sophomore from West Bloomfield/Detroit Catholic Central HS)
B – Dan Nederhoed, Calvin** (senior from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
B – Cole Dehen, Olivet* (senior from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
B – Grant Neil, Hope* (junior from Holland/West Ottawa HS)
B – Jared Georgakopoulos, Kalamazoo* (senior from Fenton/Fenton HS)
MF – Nick Holtrop, Calvin** (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
MF – Travis Vegter, Calvin* (sophomore from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
MF – Jason Muller, Hope* (junior from Petoskey/Petoskey HS)
MF – Fred Smyser, Olivet* (junior from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS)
F – Joe Broekhuizen, Calvin* (senior from Grand Rapids/South Christian HS)
F – Andre Hilson, Trine* (senior from Bremen, Ind./Bremen HS)
F – Esteban Russell, Olivet* (sophomore from DeWitt/DeWitt HS)
* - number of years All-MIAA First Team 

All-MIAA Second Team
GK – Niko Giantsopoulous, Adrian (freshman from Markham, Ontario/St. Augustine Catholic HS)
B – Luke Dishnow, Hope (senior from Saline/Saline HS)
B – John Leutzinger, Olivet (sophomore from Washington/Warren De La Salle HS)
B – Rory Landis, Kalamazoo (senior from Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park & River Forest HS)
B – Sean Broekhuizen, Calvin (sophomore from Grand Rapids/South Christian HS)
MF – Dagan Hammar, Kalamazoo (senior from Mason/Mason HS)
MF – Camden Iwasko, Olivet (sophomore from Livonia/Stevenson HS)
MF – J.J. Murray, Trine (freshman from Chester, England)
MF – Ryan McCarthy, Adrian (junior from Brookpark, Ohio/Midpark HS)
F – Zach Willis, Calvin (junior from Wyoming/Unity Christian HS)
F – Cory Werner-Hoskins, Olivet (freshman from Kalamazoo/Mattawan HS)
F – Nick Minshall, Adrian (sophomore from Fishers, Ind./Fisher HS)

 

Saturday, November 3 - MIAA Tournament Championship 
Calvin 3, Olivet 0 box

Thursday, November 1 - MIAA Tournament Semifinals  
#1 Calvin 1, #4 Kalamazoo 0, 2ot box
#2 Olivet 2, #3 Hope 1 box

Game Results

Tuesday, October 30
Albion 2, Adrian 1 box
Trine 2, Olivet 1 box
Calvin 2, Alma 1 box
Kalamazoo 2, Hope 1 box

Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week
Olivet midfielder Jon Puente, a sophomore from Kalamazoo (Galesburg-Augusta HS), scored two goals, including the game-winner on a header in the second half, as the Comets rallied to defeat Hope, 2-1, to advance to the championship game of the MIAA tournament for the second consecutive year. Puente is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Defensive Player of the Week
Calvin defender Reed Bowden, a sophomore from Uxbridge, Mass. (Whitinsville Christian HS), anchored a strong defensive effort from his centerback position as he led the Knights to back-to-back shutouts in the MIAA tournament. Calvin limited its opposition to 12 shots for the tournament in wins over Kalamazoo, 1-0, and Olivet, 3-0. Bowden is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Player of the Week Honor Roll

Offensive Player of the Week
Week #1 - Cory Werner-Hoskins, Olivet
Week #2 - Jason Muller, Hope 
Week #3 - Nick Minshall, Adrian 
Week #4 - Nicholas Shabino, Kalamazoo 
Week #5 - Curtis Holcom, Trine 
Week #6 - Zach Willis, Calvin 
Week #7 - Esteban Russell, Olivet 
Week #8 - Travis Vegter, Calvin 
Week #9 - Jeffrey Ekdom, Hope 
Week #10 - Jon Puente, Olivet 

Defensive Player of the Week
Week #1 - Chris Stewart, Trine
Week #2 - Ben Honeycutt, Calvin 
Week #3 - Kyle Cupp, Olivet 
Week #4 - Cole Dehen, Olivet 
Week #5 - Jared Rushlau, Calvin 
Week #6 - Grant Neil, Hope 
Week #7 - Niko Giantsopoulous, Adrian 
Week #8 - Grant Neil, Hope 
Week #9 - Matt Davis, Adrian 
Week #10 - Reed Bowden, Calvin