posted December 9, 2010

Three Men's Soccer Players are All-Region Honorees

Three members of the Hope men's soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Junior midfielder Shaun Groetsema of Augusta (Galesburg-Augusta HS) is a first-team honoree for the second consecutive year while senior forward John Turner of East Kentwood (East Kentwood HS) and junior goalkeeper Logan Neil of Holland (West Ottawa HS) have been named to the second team.

The All-Region team honors players from NCAA Division III colleges in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Hope's honorees are among 13 MIAA players to be honored.

All three Hope players were also named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) all-conference first team this fall.

The Flying Dutchmen, coached by Steven Smith, were co-champions of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and competed in the NCAA Division III tournament. Hope finished with a 13-6-2 record.