Dec. 8, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Marshall University men's soccer standouts Jordan Hilgefort and Daniel Withrow have been named to the Second-Team All-Midwest Region by the National Soccer Collegiate Athletic Association (NSCAA).
The two join nine others who comprise second-team members throughout the Midwest Region.
Hilgefort secured one of the three defensive spots on the team after finishing tied for first on Marshall in goals with four. Hilgefort started all but one game this season and played every minute in Conference USA action.
A Second-Team All-Conference USA selection, Hilgefort was the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 4th. He also earned C-USA All-Academic honors and was an ESPN All-Academic District II First-Team member.
Withrow represents the goal keeper position on the second-team list after being named the 2010 Conference USA Defender of the Year. Withrow tallied 65 saves with a 1.04 goals against average this season.
The Rochester Hills, Mich., native was the First-Team All-Conference USA net-minder and logged every single minute in between the pipes for the Thundering Herd.
Hilgefort and Withrow are the first-ever Marshall soccer players to be awarded Second-Team All-Midwest Region honors. Dustin Dawes was a first-team selection in 2009, while Jeff Lenix was a third-team member in 2007.
A total of 15 student-athletes from Conference USA landed on teams one through three. A list of all award-winners are listed below:
First-Team All-Midwest Region
GK - Alex Riggs - Missouri State
D - Justin Chavez - Tulsa
D - Tyler Polak - Creighton
D - Curtis Ushedo - UAB
MF - Arthur Ivo - SMU
MF - Robby Lynch - Evansville
MF - Ashley McInnes - Tulsa
MF - John Bayron Sosa - Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City
F - Juan Castillo - SMU
F - Ethan Finley - Creighton
F - Bryan Gaul - Bradley
F - Austin Neil - Tulsa
Second-Team All-Midwest Region
GK - Daniel Withrow - Marshall
D - Gerard Barbero - Missouri State
D - Juan Leone Cruz - SMU
D - Jordan Hilgefort - Marshall
MF - Dion Acoff - Creighton
MF - Greg Jordan - Creighton
MF - Jose Soto - SMU
MF - Chris Taylor - Tulsa
F - Perez Agaba - IUPUI
F - Heath Melugin - Missouri State
F - Babayele Sodade - UAB
Third-Team All-Midwest Region
GK - Ken Cooper - Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City
D - Dylan Asher - Kentucky
D - Hunter Christiansen - Tulsa
D - Nick Foster - Drake
D - Aaron Henkle - Evansville
MF - Jose Gomez - Creighton
MF - Matthew Lodge - Kentucky
MF - Randy Roy - SIU Edwardsville
F - Thomas Ostrander - Drake
F - David Sarabia - Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City
F - Max Touloute - IPFW