INDIANOLA, Iowa — The awards continue to roll in for Simpson men's soccer player Garrett Pochop following an outstanding junior campaign, the latest coming in the form of Second Team All-North Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Pochop, a forward from Pierre, S.D., scored a school-record 22 goals for the Storm in 2016, the fourth-highest total in Division III. He finished the season ranked sixth in the nation with 51 points, one shy of tying Simpson's single-season record.
Pochop becomes Simpson's first all-region honoree since 2006 and the first recognized by the NSCAA since 2003. His growing list of accolades for 2016 include Iowa Conference Offensive MVP honors and a selection to the CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America first team. He earned IIAC Offensive Player of the Week three times during the season and was named NSCAA Division III Player of the Week on Oct. 30.
Simpson All-Region Performers
2016—Garrett Pochop, NSCAA 2nd Team
2006—Nate Ruhland, D3kicks.com 2nd Team
2003—Brandon Volz, NSCAA 2nd Team
2000—Fabiano Rivero, NSCAA 1st Team; Aaron Ruff, NSCAA 1st Team; Dennis Peterman, NSCAA 3rd Team
1999—Alex Fonseca, NSCAA 2nd Team; Mike Wilson, NSCAA 2nd Team
2016 NSCAA NCAA Division III All-North Region Teams
First Team: GK—Major May, Sr., Grinnell; D—Phelipe Graske, Jr., Knox; D—Mark Heydt, Sr., St. Thomas; D—Johnny Mulvahill, Sr., St. Thomas; M—Shae Bottum, Jr., St. Thomas; M—Spencer Moore, Jr., Loras; M—Nigel Nielsen, Sr., Luther; F—Alex Bradley, Sr., Loras; F—Gonzalo Hernandez-Cascante, Sr., Dubuque; F—Dylan Hottsmith, Jr., Wis.-Whitewater; F—Tyler Kassube, Sr., St. Norbert
Second Team: GK—Zeke Vainer, Jr. Macalester; D—Calvin Miller, Sr., Loras; D—Myle Norville, Sr., Luther; D—Joey Spera, Jr., St. Norbert; M—Lucas Beato, Sr. Luther; M—Jake Burke, Jr., Macalester; M—Malcolm Phillips, So., Dubuque; F—Kyle Farrar, Sr., St. Scholastica; F—Paris Martins, Sr., Wartburg; F—Garrett Pochop, Jr. Simpson; F—Charlie Spurr, Sr., Macalester
Third Team: GK—Chris Lucatorto, Jr., Wis.-Whitewater; D—Danny Daniels, Jr., dubuque; D—Kevin Doyle, Sr., Carleton; D—Elyas Ingram, Jr., Lake Forest; D—Will Pretto, Sr., Wis.-Platteville; M—Ebesa Hamid, So., Augsburg; M—Ben Johnson, So., Wartburg; M—Gio Rodriguez, Sr., Wis.-Superior; M—Ellis Rutili, Sr., Lake Forest; F—John Cappuccitti, Jr., Lake Forest; F—Riley Phelps, Sr., Carleton; F—Logan Rinderknecht, So., Wis.-Platteville