Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College menís soccer team received All-American honors from the National Christian College Athletic Association when the 1998 recipients were announced recently.
Josh Robson, a sophomore forward from Mansfield, Ohio, was named to the All-American First Team after finishing the season with a school-record 32 goals and 77 total points. The former Madison High School star also recorded 13 assists during the 1998 campaign.
Todd Pearce, a junior midfielder from South Amherst, Ohio, was named to the Honorable Mention All-American Team after breaking his own school record with 17 assists. The former Open Door Christian School standout was also second on the team with 11 goals and 39 total points.
Matt Salisbury, a sophomore defender, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, joined Pearce on the Honorable Mention All-American Team. The former Fort Lauderdale Christian School product anchored the Cougars defense that set school records for most shutouts in a season (13) and fewest goals allowed in a season (25). Salisbury also recorded three goals and two assists.
MVNC finished the season with a school-best 19-8 overall mark that included a third-place finish at the 1998 NCCAA National Tournament in the teamís first-ever appearance.