Five members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's soccer team were honored by the American Mideast Conference when the annual conference awards were announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Headlining the list is junior forward Josh Robson from Mansfield, Ohio. The former All-Ohioan at Madison High School was selected to the AMC First Team for the second straight year. Robson currently leads the Cougars in goals (24) and points (62), while also ranking second in assists (14). He is among the conference leaders in all three categories.
Matt Salisbury, a senior defender from Pompano Beach, Florida, was named to the AMC Second Team for the third straight season. The former standout at Fort Lauderdale Christian School has helped to anchor MVNC's defense and he leads the team with 1,937 minutes played this season. Salisbury has also scored one goal and recorded two assists this year.
Three other players - Todd Pearce, Rick Collins, and Aaron May - each received Honorable Mention from the AMC coaches. Pearce, a senior midfielder from South Amherst, Ohio, holds the school record with 53 career assists. The former Open Door Christian Academy star has compiled eight goals and 12 assists so far this season.
Collins, a junior midfielder from Pataskala, Ohio, has put together an outstanding season with seven goals and a team-high 15 assists. The former Watkins Memorial High School standout is now second in career assists with 35.
May, a freshman forward from Sunbury, Ohio, scored seven goals in his first collegiate season. The former All-Ohioan at Big Walnut High School also added four assists.
The Cougars (15-4-2) will return to action on Monday, November 22, when the team takes part in the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region Tournament in Kissimmee, Florida.