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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Nuthall Named NAIA All-American

  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2012 NAIA Men's Soccer All-America teams on Monday. McPherson College’s Johnny Nuthall a junior from Reno, Nev., was named an honorable mention NAIA All-American for his performance this season. He was only one of three KCAC players selected
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  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2012 NAIA Men's Soccer All-America teams on Monday. McPherson College’s Johnny Nuthall a junior from Reno, Nev., was named an honorable mention NAIA All-American for his performance this season. He was only one of three KCAC players selected. “Johnny is well deserving of this recognition,” McPherson head coach Doug Quint said. “He’s a dangerous striker, who provides us with a potential match winner up top. At any point during the match, he has the ability to just take things over and finish an opponent off.” The NAIA All-American committee consists of the NAIA-Men's Soccer Coaches Association Executive Committee, the championship games committee and two men's soccer coaches based on geography. There were 11 members on each of the first Team, second Team and third Teams, and then an additional honorable mention list. This is a tough recognition to achieve as only 88 players across the country are recognized out of the 193 teams playing NAIA soccer. Johnny transferred to MC last spring and made an instant impact. The 2012 team ranked No. 1 in the conference in three offensive categories: Total Goals Scored – 54, Goals per Game – 2.8 and Total Assists – 35. Offensively, the McPherson College team will go down as one of the best in its history. As an attacking player this season, he helped the squad to a 12-6-1 finish. Johnny scored a team-high 12 goals and dished out four assists, compiling 28 points. He averaged 4.3 shots per game and amassed 82 total shots for the year. Johnny was voted the KCAC Offensive Player of the Year, the KCAC Newcomer of the Year and was unanimous to the KCAC First Team; this while leading the KCAC in virtually every offensive category. The Bulldogs return eight starters in 2013, which will mark Johnny’s senior season. Also named honorable mention from the KCAC were Kansas Wesleyan’s Jose Velasco and Francisco Cantero.
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