Five members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team were honored by the American Mideast Conference when the All-Conference Teams were recently announced.
Highlighting the list was senior forward Josh Robson, who was selected as the AMC Player of the Year. The native of Mansfield, Ohio, and former All-Ohioan at Madison High School was also selected to the AMC First Team for the third straight year.
Robson, who holds the Cougars' records for most goals in a season and in a career and most points in a season and in a career, led the team with 21 goals and 52 points during the 2000 season. He also tallied 10 assists.
Seniors Rick Collins and Tim Lord along with junior Preston Elifritz were all named to the AMC Second Team. Collins, a midfielder from Pataskala, Ohio, compiled six goals, eight assists, and 20 points, while Lord, a defender from Mansfield, Ohio, finished with four assists and played every minute of the season for the team. Elifritz, a forward from Fletcher, Ohio, tied the school record with 17 assists and also tallied a career-high 16 goals and 49 points.
Sophomore goalkeeper Trevor Knowles from Gahanna, Ohio, also received Honorable Mention from the AMC coaches after posting eight shutouts and a 1.23 goals against average.
MVNC finished the season with a 16-7-1 overall record. The Cougars were also third in the AMC standings with an 8-2-1 conference mark.