December 21, 2011

2011 D3soccer.com Men's All-America team

(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Travis Wall, Midfielder of the Year Sam DeMello, Defender of the Year Jake Urbaniak, and Goalkeeper of the Year Steve O'Meara.

D3soccer.com announces its 2011 All-America teams which were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 600 nominations.  This is the second year in which D3soccer.com has named All-American teams.

Travis Wall of Ohio Wesleyan is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year for men’s soccer following a season in which he earned North Coast Athletic Conference offensive player of the year honors and led the Battling Bishops to the national title. Wall finished with 19 goals and 14 assists, including five game-winning tallies.  He scored in four of five NCAA tournament games, including the opening goal in the final and the late game-winner in his team's dramatic 3-2 come-from-behind win over Ohio Northern in their sectional semifinal.

St. Lawrence's Sam DeMello is the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year for men’s soccer. DeMello scored 14 goals and assisted on 10 more for the Saints who only lost one game all season. He scored six game-winning goals to carry the team offensively when injuries claimed a couple of the team's top forwards.  The Liberty League player of the yeartallied two goals and two assists in the NCAA tournament including a sudden-victory overtime goal in the second round and the team's lone goal in their sectional semifinal loss to Oneonta State.

Jake Urbaniak from Texas-Tyler earned D3soccer.com Defender of the Year honors. The ASC’s defensive player of the year for the second straight year helped the Patriots limit opponents to just 3.7 shots on goal per game leading to a 0.76 goals against average and 12 shutouts.  Urbaniak also contributed to the attack with eight goals and five assists.  As captain, the senior led his team to the Elite 8, a program best, losing only in double-overtime  in their quarterfinal match with Calvin.

Luther's Steve O'Meara is the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year after being credited with 12 individual shutouts and contributing to 15 total shutouts for the Norse.  His 0.913 save percentage was the nation's best and his 0.34 goals against average second best.  He was named the IIAC most valuable player after being instrumental in Luther claiming the regular season title by going undefeated in conference play.  He helped Luther reach the Sweet 16, allowing just one goal from the run of play in three tournament games, that coming in the closing minutes of a 4-1 second round victory over North Park.

The D3soccer.com Coach of the Year is Jay Martin at Ohio Wesleyan.  Not only did Martin guide his Battling Bishops to a national championship but in winning the title game he broke the all-time record for career victories by a college men's soccer coach.  One of the nation's best offenses scoring 3.08 goals per game, his team won 23 games against just two losses to leave Martin with 608 career victories.  The 23 wins were the most in the nation and tied the program record set in 2000.  The national title is his and the program's second to go along with the 1998 championship.

2011 MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Travis Wall (Sr.), Ohio Wesleyan
Midfielder of the Year: Sam DeMello (Jr.), St. Lawrence
Defender of the Year: Jake Urbaniak (Sr.), Texas-Tyler
Goalkeeper of the Year: Steve O'Meara (Sr.), Luther
2011 MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Travis Wall * Sr. Ohio Wesleyan
F Vinny Bell Sr. Case Western Reserve
F Brian Lybert * Sr. Christopher Newport
M Sam DeMello Jr. St. Lawrence
M Zach Adler Jr. Stevens
M Victor Almendariz Sr. Texas-Tyler
D Alex Laird Jr. St. Lawrence
D Jake Urbaniak * Sr. Texas-Tyler
D Corey Adams Sr. Johns Hopkins
D Justin Eglseder Sr. Gustavus Adolphus
GK Steve O'Meara Sr. Luther
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Mitch Grotti So. Rutgers-Camden
F Nate Bascom Jr. Ohio Northern
F Eros Olazabal Jr. Manhattanville
M Zach Garcia * Sr. Trinity (Texas)
M Dylan Stone Sr. Ohio Wesleyan
M Cory Dobkins Sr. Ohio Northern
D Sean Moriarty Jr. Christopher Newport
D Michael Olson Sr. Luther
D David Whitaker Sr. Hope
D Mark Lavery Sr. Oglethorpe
GK Brian Abernethy Sr. St. Lawrence
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Alexander Rouse Sr. Medaille
F Danny Thompson Sr. Messiah
F Spencer Noon Jr. Amherst
M Alex Oeswein Sr. Thomas More
M Jack Thompson Fr. Messiah
M Rory O'Neill Jr. Wesleyan
D Miles Colago * Sr. Calvin
D Kyle Boekeloo Sr. Dominican
D Will Chaney * Sr. UW-Oshkosh
D Matt Ratajczak Jr. Williams
GK Tim VanLiew Sr. Rutgers-Camden
* earned D3soccer.com All-America status in 2010
2011 MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Jay Martin, Ohio Wesleyan (23-2-0) - 2011 National Champion
Thursday, Sep. 18: All times Eastern
M:
Final
at Mount Ida 4, Newbury 1
Box Score
M:
Final
at Buffalo State 6, D'Youville 0
Box Score
M:
4:00 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Trinity Int'l
M:
Final
at Pitt-Bradford 4, Thiel 0
Box Score
M:
5:00 PM
Concordia-Chicago at Maranatha Baptist
M:
Final
at UW-Superior 2, Augsburg 1
M:
1st half - 08:58
3 Elmhurst
0 LaGrange
Live Stats Video
M:
7:00 PM
Geneva at Point Park
M:
8:00 PM
Rhodes at Christian Bros.
M:
8:00 PM
Benedictine at North Central (Ill.)
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8:00 PM
Chicago at Loras
M:
8:30 PM
Washington U. at Webster
W:
Final
at Nichols 7, Mount Ida 1
W:
Final
Westminster (Pa.) 2, at Pitt-Greensburg 0
W:
Final
at Moravian 2, Bryn Mawr 0
W:
Final
at Franciscan 5, Geneva 1
W:
4:30 PM
Defiance at Kenyon
W:
Final
Johnson and Wales 2, at Eastern Nazarene 1
Photos
W:
Final - OT
Mount Aloysius 3, at Chatham 2
W:
Final
Blackburn 1, at Alverno 0
W:
6:00 PM
Louisiana College at Southern U.
W:
7:00 PM
Scranton at Marywood
Live Stats
W:
7:00 PM
Mount St. Joseph at Oberlin
W:
1st half - 04:46
1 Curry
0 Emmanuel
Video
W:
1st half - 05:36
1 Neumann
1 Wesley
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7:30 PM
Transylvania at Wittenberg
Video
W:
1st half
0 Maranatha Baptist
0 Edgewood
Live Stats
W:
10:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz at Cal St. Stanislaus
Live Stats Video
Friday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
M:
2:00 PM
Averett at North Carolina Wesleyan
Live Stats Video
M:
2:00 PM
Ferrum at Piedmont
M:
2:00 PM
Greensboro at Covenant
Live Stats Video
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3:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Austin
Live Stats Video
M:
3:00 PM
Centenary (La.) at Texas Lutheran
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3:00 PM
Colorado College at Schreiner
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3:30 PM
Me.-Fort Kent at Southern Vermont
Live Stats
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4:00 PM
Bryn Athyn at Cazenovia
M:
4:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Potsdam State
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4:00 PM
William Peace at Maryville (Tenn.)
Live Stats
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4:00 PM
Illinois College at Spalding
M:
4:00 PM
Southwestern at University of Dallas
Live Stats
M:
4:00 PM
LeTourneau at Dallas Christian
M:
4:00 PM
Purdue Calumet at Coe
M:
4:30 PM
Guilford at Randolph-Macon
M:
5:00 PM
University of Valley Forge at Southern Virginia
Live Stats Live Stats Video
M:
5:00 PM
Endicott at Nichols
M:
5:00 PM
Defiance at Wittenberg
Live Stats
M:
5:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Bethany Lutheran
Live Stats
M:
5:15 PM
Northland at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
M:
5:15 PM
St. Scholastica at North Central (Minn.)
Live Stats
M:
5:15 PM
Martin Luther at Crown
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5:30 PM
Thomas More at Centre
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6:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Shenandoah
Live Stats
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6:00 PM
Concordia (Texas) at St. Thomas (Tex.)
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6:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at Texas-Tyler
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6:00 PM
UW-Whitewater at Central
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6:30 PM
Wentworth at Curry
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7:00 PM
Roanoke at Randolph
Live Stats Video
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7:00 PM
Salem State at Massachusetts Maritime
M:
7:30 PM
Penn State-Behrend at Allegheny
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7:30 PM
Earlham at Wilmington
Live Stats Video
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8:00 PM
Principia at Franklin
M:
8:00 PM
Bethel at Wheaton (Ill.)
M:
8:00 PM
Wartburg at Carthage
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8:00 PM
Millsaps at Greenville
Video
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8:00 PM
Sewanee at Huntingdon
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8:30 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at Simpson
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8:30 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas-Dallas
Live Stats Video
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9:00 PM
Anderson at Illinois Tech
Live Stats
W:
TBA
Concordia (Texas) at St. Thomas (Tex.)
W:
2:00 PM
Illinois College at Spalding
W:
2:00 PM
LeTourneau at Dallas Christian
W:
3:00 PM
Point Park at La Roche
W:
3:00 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Bethany Lutheran
W:
3:00 PM
Northland at Northwestern (Minn.)
Live Stats Video
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3:00 PM
Martin Luther at Crown
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3:00 PM
St. Scholastica at North Central (Minn.)
W:
4:00 PM
Rivier at Lasell
W:
4:00 PM
Wilson at Lancaster Bible
W:
4:00 PM
Averett at North Carolina Wesleyan
Video
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4:00 PM
Ferrum at Piedmont
W:
4:00 PM
Clarkson at Oswego State
W:
4:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Simpson
W:
4:30 PM
Capital at Agnes Scott
W:
4:30 PM
Greensboro at Covenant
Video
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5:00 PM
Muskingum at St. Vincent
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5:00 PM
Salem at West Va. Tech
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5:00 PM
Faith Bapt. Bible at Rockford
W:
5:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Austin
Video
W:
5:00 PM
Centenary (La.) at Texas Lutheran
W:
6:00 PM
William Peace at Maryville (Tenn.)
W:
6:00 PM
Southwestern at University of Dallas
W:
6:00 PM
Mt. Mercy at Coe
W:
7:00 PM
Penn State-Altoona at Susquehanna
W:
7:00 PM
Anderson at Illinois Tech
W:
7:30 PM
University of Valley Forge at Southern Virginia
Live Stats Video
W:
8:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Lynchburg
Live Stats Video
W:
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Talladega
W:
8:00 PM
Belhaven at East Texas Baptist
W:
8:00 PM
Washington U. at Webster
Live Stats
Thursday, Sep. 18: All times Eastern
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8:00 PM
Chicago at Loras
Friday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
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3:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Austin
Live Stats Video
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4:00 PM
St. Lawrence at Potsdam State
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8:00 PM
Bethel at Wheaton (Ill.)
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8:30 PM
Hardin-Simmons at Texas-Dallas
Live Stats Video
Friday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
W:
5:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at Austin
Video
W:
8:00 PM
Emory and Henry at Lynchburg
Live Stats Video
W:
8:00 PM
Washington U. at Webster
Live Stats