MVC Soccer Players Earns Eleven All-Conference Honors
MARSHALL, MO -- A total of eleven Missouri Valley College men's and women's soccer players have been recognized on the 2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference teams.
For the Lady Vikings Senior Defender Laurie Gilbert and Senior Midfielder Yesica Hernandez were named first-team all-conference members. The Lady Vikings also had two third team members, Sophomore Defender Kendra Clamors and Junior Forward Breann Kinworthy. Hernandez, Gilbert, and Kinworthy were also all-conference selections in 2011, while Hernandez was also recognized on the 2010 all-conference team.
On the men's side, seven Vikings were recognized as all-conference performers. First-team honorees include Junior Midfielder Miguel Jimenez, Junior Midfielder Alberto Linan Gomez, and Junior Forward Nicholas Alexander. Named all-conference second team was Junior Keeper Josh Wells, Sophomore Defender Bernardo Ferriz Diaz, and Sophomore Forward Thiago Ferreira. Third team all-conference selection was Junior Defender Bruno Campos. This is the second straight all-conference selection for Jimenez and Gomez, while Alexander has made three straight all-conference teams.
The MVC soccer teams will host HAAC postseason matchups this weekend at Gregg-Mitchell Field. The Lady Vikings host Avila University Friday at 7 p.m. in an opening round matchup. The men's team will host Graceland University Saturday at 7 p.m. in their opening round.