Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Five Cougars Receive NCCAA East
Region Soccer Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Five members of the Mount Vernon
Nazarene University men’s soccer team were recently honored when the
National Christian College Athletic Association East Region awards
|Josh Van Pelt
Josh Van Pelt, a junior forward from Maryville, Tennessee,
highlighted the honorees for the Cougars as he was selected as
the NCCAA East Region Player of the Year. The former William
Blount High School star led MVNU with 14 goals and 15 assists in
2005 as he was among the NCCAA national leaders in both
categories and in total points (43).
Jeffery Hinds, a senior midfielder from Kingston, Jamaica,
joined Van Pelt on the NCCAA East Region Team. The former
Kingston College High School product was second on the team with
10 goals and 10 assists as he wrapped up his stellar four-year
career with 34 goals and 26 assists.
Shawn Morrison, a senior defender from Olathe, Kansas, was also
named to the NCCAA East Region Team. The former Olathe South
High School standout started all 19 matches and recorded one
assist while helping to post seven shutouts. Morrison played in
all 80 of the team’s matches during his career with 78 starts.
Daniel Seiffert, a junior midfielder from Lewis Center, Ohio,
was an NCCAA East Region Honorable Mention pick. The former
Worthington Christian High School graduate registered two goals
and two assists in 2005.
Jordan Knight, a junior goalkeeper from Kentwood, Michigan, was
also an NCCAA East Region Honorable Mention selection. The
former star at East Kentwood High School posted four shutouts
and a 1.36 goals against average for the season.
MVNU finished the year with an 11-5-3 overall record. The
Cougars allowed just 23 goals in 19 matches for the year.