Josh Robson and Matt Salisbury, two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team, became the first two players in the history of the program to earn NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors when the awards were announced on Monday.
Robson, a junior forward from Mansfield, Ohio, has already become the Cougars' career leader in goals (58) and points (144) after just two seasons in the blue and green uniforms of MVNC. The former All-Ohioan from Madison High School led the team with 26 goals and 67 points in 1999. He also finished second in assists with 15, and he set a school record by scoring at least one goal in 12 straight matches during the season.
Salisbury, a senior defender from Pompano Beach, Florida, joined Robson on the Honorable Mention All-American squad as he wrapped up his stellar career with the Cougars. The former standout from Fort Lauderdale Christian School helped MVNC post 22 shutouts during his three-year career. Besides his defensive prowess, Salisbury also contributed one goal and three assists in 1999.
The Cougars finished the season with a 17-5-2 overall record for the best winning percentage in school history (.750). The team posted their best conference record in 15 years at 7-3-1, and MVNC also claimed second place at the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament.