The CCC men’s and women’s soccer teams recently wrapped up their fall seasons and the MCAC and NCCAA have released their conference and regional post season awards.
The Tiger men placed two on the MCAC All-Conference list, and three on the NCCAA’s Central Region Team.
The CCC men’s and women’s soccer teams recently wrapped up their fall seasons and the MCAC and NCCAA have released their conference and regional post season awards. The Tiger men placed two on the MCAC All-Conference list, and three on the NCCAA’s Central Region Team. Junior goal keeper Alex Akrawi, and senior defenseman Grant Rardon were both selected to the MCAC’s first team. Akrawi played in 20 games for the Tigers this season recording a 9-8 record. Four of the wins were shutouts. He faced 153 shots on goal and saved 124 of those shots, a 81 percent save percentage. Grant Rardon played in and started all 21 games for the Tigers this season. Rardon was primarily used by Coach Hoxie to anchor the Tigers’ central defense. He was also used in the midfield some, and also at the forward position. Because of his height and skill in the air, Rardon was a target on all corner kicks and set pieces in the Tigers’ attacking third. Rardon scored 8 goals on 26 shots on goal. He also recorded 4 assists giving him 20 total points for the season. Rardon was also selected to the NCCAA’s Central Region 1st Team. Akrawi and Martin Mafo were also All-Region selections. Both were selected to the Central Region’s 2 nd Team. Marfo, who dealt with some injury issues throughout the season, played in 17 games for the Tigers. Marfo was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 9 goals and 5 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the season. On the women’s side, two Tigers garnered post season honors. Sophomore forward Krystina Powell was a MCAC and NCCAA Central Region 2nd Team selection. Powell played in and started all 17 games for the Tigers this season. Powell was the Tigers’ leading scorer with 13 goals and 2 assists. Joining Powell as an NCCAA All-Region selection was senior defender Natalie Ventura, who fought an ankle injury early in the season but still managed to play in 11 games or the Tigers this season. Ventura was selected to the NCCAA’s All-Region 3rd team. In addition to the All-Conference and All-Region honors, Junior midfielder Courtney Huff was honored by the NAIA as a 2012 Daktronics Scholar Athlete. In order to be eligible for Scholar Athlete status, student athletes must be a junior and maintain a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA.