A pair of Valparaiso University men’s soccer players have received recognition as members of the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Association All-West Region Teams.Junior Rafael Mentzingen was tabbed all-region second team, while sophomore Adan Garcia picked up third-team honors.
Missouri Valley Conference Commissioner Doug Elgin has named 10 student-athletes State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award recipients for the 2017 fall season. Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Jacob Keck was among those honored as the conference announced the winners on Thursday.
After completing its first season of competition in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team was well represented as The Valley unveiled its postseason awards and all-conference recognition on Thursday evening.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill. as Drake advanced by topping the Crusaders 4-2 in Missouri Valley Conference Tournament action. The match was scoreless at halftime, before all six goals were scored in the final 45 minutes. Rafael Mentzingen notched the first goal of the match, a highlight-reel effort that gave the Crusaders a temporary edge.