Kenyon junior midfielder Alberto Carmona (Katy, TX/Seven Lakes), Wabash senior defender Spase Dorsuleski (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point) and Kenyon senior forward Henry Myers (Lebanon, OH/Archbishop Moeller) were named the Players of the Year to highlight the 2017 All-North Coast Athletic Conference men’s soccer selections.
Carmona, who was the 2015 NCAC Newcomer of the Year, earned first-team honors for the second-straight season and was named the NCAC Midfielder of the Year after he registered one goal and one assist for three total points this season. Throughout the season Carmona served as the quarterback for the Lords’ offense that scored a league-high 41 goals in 20 total matches for an average of 2.05 goals per game.
Dorsuleski returns to the top team, after earning first-team accolades in 2015 and second-team honors in 2016. This is the first time in program history a Little Giants’ player has earned NCAC Defensive Player of the Year and just the second time they have won a major award, joining Mike Gore who won Newcomer of the Year in 2014. In Wabash’s 18 regular season matches, Dorsuleski bolstered a defense that posted five shutouts and allowed 24 goals in 1677:52 minutes of action for a 1.29 goals-against-average.
Myers, who was named NCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, repeats as a first-team member in 2017 and also collected the NCAC Offensive Player of the Year award after finishing near the top of the NCAC in nearly every statistical category. He was first overall in the league with 13 goals and added an additional four assists to finish first on the NCAC’s points list with 30. Of his 13 goals, four were game-winners, tying him for first in the conference. Myers becomes just the second athlete in league history to win both the NCAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year award, joining fellow KC alumni Kelsey Olds who accomplished the feat in 1996 and 1997.
Denison senior midfielder Jordan Williams (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Latin/Suffield Academy (CT)) collected his fourth All-NCAC citation as member of the first team for the first time in his career this fall. He was an honorable-mention selection in 2014 and 2016, to go along with a second-team selection in 2015. Kenyon senior defender Oliver Wynn (Natick, MA/Natick) is making his first team debut following second-team recognition in 2015 and 2016.
Ohio Wesleyan junior midfielder Will Sharer (Avon, OH/Avon) and Kenyon junior defender Bret Lowry (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) elevated to the first-team after each earned honorable-mention honors in 2015 and 2016, while Denison junior forward Luis Zamora (Stamford, CT/Choate Rosemary Hall) made the jump to the first team after collecting second-team honors in 2015.
Three additional players make their All-NCAC debut on the first team this year, including Wabash senior forward Stojan Krsteski (Struga, Macedonia/Crown Point (IN)), Wooster sophomore goalie Will Collis (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and Wabash senior midfielder Cory Sims (Camby, IN/Mooresville).
Ohio Wesleyan freshman midfielder Matt Yingling (Gettysburg, PA/Gettysburg Area) was named the 2017 NCAC Men’s Soccer Newcomer of the Year as the league’s top player in his first year of collegiate competition. In his rookie campaign, Yingling scored two goals and added four assists for eight total points and helped the Bishops’ to their league-best 10th NCAC Tournament Title and 40th-straight birth into the NCAA Tournament. Yingling was a member of the honorable mention team in his first year.
Finally, Wabash head coach Chris Keller was named the NCAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year for the second time in his career after leading the Little Giants to a third-place finish in the regular season with a 5-3-1 mark against league foes. Keller has now guided Wabash to consecutive NCAC Tournament appearances after the Little Giants made their first conference trip appearance in 2014. In six total seasons at Wabash, Keller has amassed an overall record of 54-45-10.