Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team were recently honored when the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American and Academic All-American Teams were announced.
Josh Robson, a senior forward from Mansfield, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American First Team for the third straight year. The former All-Ohioan at Madison High School finished the season with a team-high 21 goals and 10 assists. For his career, Robson is the Cougars' all-time leader in goals scored (79) and total points (196), and he ranks third in career assists with 38.
Rick Collins, a senior midfielder from Pataskala, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American Second Team. The former Watkins Memorial High School standout recorded six goals and eight assists in his final collegiate season. Collins finished second in school history in career assists with 45, and he holds the school record for most matches played (96) and most matches started (96).
Collins, who holds a 3.694 grade point average as a Business Administration major, was also named to the NCCAA Academic All-American Team for the second straight season.
David Brunk, a senior goalkeeper from Wrens, Georgia, joined Collins on the NCCAA Academic All-American Team for the second straight year. The former Westside High School product has posted a 3.711 grade point average as a Religion and History double major.
MVNC finished the season with a 16-7-1 overall record. The Cougars also advanced to the NCCAA National Tournament for the third straight season as the team finished third out of eight teams.