December 5, 2010

King trio makes NCCAA Mid-East Men's Soccer squad

BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College placed three players on the 2010 NCCAA All-Mid-East -Region Men's Soccer team, the region chair announced.

Richard Masters, Tom Winspear and Michael Johnson were the Tornado on the 14-member team.

Masters, a senior goalkeeper from Kent, England, was one of two keepers on the squad.

For the 2010 season he had a 1.15 goals against average which ranked 53rd in NCAA Division II. Masters ranked 11th nationally in the NCCAA's last stat report released in November before postseason play started. He posted a .829 save percentage and recorded 4.53 saves per contest.

Winspear, a senior forward from Yarm, England led the team in scoring with 19 goals this season.

In the NCCAA final regular season stat report he moved into a tie for sixth nationally in goals. He also ranked seventh in goals per contest and No. 8 in points per game.

Winspear finished ranked in the Top-5 of four NCAA Division II categories this season. He was No. 3 in total goals. Winspear was No. 4 in both total points with 45 and points per game with 2.37. His 1.0 goals per contest landed at No. 5.

He scored the NCCAA Division I Men's Soccer Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 11-17, after his second four-goal match of the season.

In addition he was a Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Second Team selection.

Winspear was a repeat member of the all-region squad.

Johnson (Georgetown, Grand Cayman) was placed on the team as a defender. He played on a back row that only allowed 1.29 goals per contest with two shutouts. Johnson was a part of the defense that held opponents to one goal nine times this season mixed in with the two shutouts.

King finished the season after a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat in the NCCAA Mid-East Region semifinal to Campbellsville (Ky.) University on Nov. 19. The Tornado went 6-12-1 in the 2010 campaign.

In all the 14 players came from five of the region teams. Campbellsville (Ky.) University led all schools with four members. King, Oakland City (Ind.) University and Covenant (Ga.) College each had three players while Mid-Continent (Ky.) University had one selection.

The region player of the year went to Campbellsville's Casey Clarke and the coach of the year to Covenant's Nathan Pifer.

2010 NCCAA Mid-East All-Region Team

Name - Pos.

School

Richard Masters - GK

King

Matt Ball - GK

Oakland City

Julian Allgeier - F

Covenant

Jamie Allen - F

Campbellsville

Tom Winspear - F

King

Ramiro Sanchez - F

Campbellsville

Casey Clarke - M

Campbellsville

Nick Little - M

Oakland City

David Pifer - M

Covenant

Keane Bennett - M

Mid Continent

John Kennedy - D

Campbellsville

Hunt Davidson - D

Covenant

Michael Johnson - D

King

Sergio Petre - D

Oakland City

 

Region Player of the Year - Casey Clarke Campbellsville

Region Coach of the Year - Nathan Pifer Covenant