ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Three Bulldogs were selected to the men's soccer All-MIAA Second Team today. Freshman goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulous, sophomore forward Nick Minshall, and junior captain midfielder Ryan McCarthy.
Giantsopoulous, led all MIAA goalkeepers in save percentage (.867) and saves (143). The Markham, Ontario native also finished third in goals-against average (1.20), and sixth in shutouts (3) in conference statistics while participating in 18 games (15 starts).
Minshall, finished sixth in goals (9) and eighth in points (21) in MIAA scoring. In addition to those team-leading statistics, the Fishers, Ind. native also led the team in game-winning goals (2), game-tying goals (2), shots (41), and shots on goal (25) while participating in 20 games (19 starts).
McCarthy led the team in assists (4) and game-winning goals (2) - one of which was in OT. The Brookpark, Ohio native finished second on the team in points (12), goals (4), shots (32), shots on goal (15), and game-tying goals (1) while starting all 20 games.
A complete list of the 2012 All-MIAA Men's Soccer Team is below.
GK – Alex Lang, Olivet* (sophomore from West Bloomfield/Detroit Catholic Central HS)
B – Dan Nederhoed, Calvin** (senior from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
B – Cole Dehen, Olivet* (senior from Kentwood/East Kentwood HS)
B – Grant Neil, Hope* (junior from Holland/West Ottawa HS)
B – Jared Georgakopoulos, Kalamazoo* (senior from Fenton/Fenton HS)
MF – Nick Holtrop, Calvin** (senior from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
MF – Travis Vegter, Calvin* (sophomore from Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS)
MF – Jason Muller, Hope* (junior from Petoskey/Petoskey HS)
MF – Fred Smyser, Olivet* (junior from Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern HS)
F – Joe Broekhuizen, Calvin* (senior from Grand Rapids/South Christian HS)
F – Andre Hilson, Trine* (senior from Bremen, Ind. /Bremen HS)
F – Esteban Russell, Olivet* (sophomore from DeWitt/DeWitt HS)
GK – Niko Giantsopoulous, Adrian (freshman from Markham, Ontario, Canada/St. Augustine Catholic HS)
B – Luke Dishnow, Hope (senior from Saline/Saline HS)
B – John Leutzinger, Olivet (sophomore from Washington/Warren De La Salle HS)
B – Rory Landis, Kalamazoo (senior from Oak Park, Ill. /Oak Park & River Forest HS)
B – Sean Broekhuizen, Calvin (sophomore from Grand Rapids/South Christian HS)
MF – Dagan Hammar, Kalamazoo (senior from Mason/Mason HS)
MF – Camden Iwasko, Olivet (sophomore from Livonia/Stevenson HS)
MF – J.J. Murray, Trine (freshman from Chester, England)
MF – Ryan McCarthy, Adrian (junior from Brookpark, Ohio/Midpark HS)
F – Zach Willis, Calvin (junior from Wyoming/Hudsonville Unity Christian HS)
F – Cory Werner-Hoskins, Olivet (freshman from Kalamazoo/Mattawan HS)
F – Nick Minshall, Adrian (sophomore from Fishers, Ind. /Fisher HS)