Clarksville, Ark.-The 2003 American Southwest Conference men's soccer championship team had seven players receive American Southwest Conference honors, announced by the league office on Thursday.
Senior forward Ricky Herrera, junior midfielder Justin Goodman and junior goalkeeper Chris Schultz were named to the All-ASC squad and ASC All-East Division First Team. Sophomore forward Ron Hogsett, junior midfielder Will Brahic, sophomore defender C.J. Smith and sophomore defender Lars Nyberg were named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team. Herrera, a 5-10, 155-pound native of Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a three-time member of the All-ASC squad and a four-time member of the ASC All-East Division First Team. Herrera is the school’s all-time leader in career goals (54), career games played (83), career game-winning goals (14) and second in career points (128) and career shots (205). He finished second on the team in goals (10) and points (24) this season. His 24 points and 10 goals placed him ninth in the conference in those categories. Goodman, a 6-0, 175-pound native of Russellville, recorded four goals and seven assists, placing him fourth on the team in points (15). Goodman was named the most valuable player at the ASC championship tournament while finishing ninth in the league in shots per game (2.75). Schultz, a 5-10, 150-pound native of Coppell, Texas, led the conference in shutouts (8), was fourth in goals against average (1.35) and fifth in saves (106). Schultz owns career records at Ozarks including goals against average (1.13), minutes played (5078), saves (280) and shutouts (24). He is a two-time All-ASC team member and a three-time All-East Division Team honoree. Hogsett, a 5-7, 150-pound native of McKinney, Texas, led the team in goals (11) and points (29) while tying for the team lead in assists (7). His 11 goals and 29 points placed him fifth in the conference in those categories. He already ranks third at Ozarks in career goals (24) and fourth in career points (60). He was the East Division Offensive Freshman of the Year last season. Brahic, a 5-8, 195-pound native of Modesto, California, finished third on the team in points (19) and goals (6) while tying for the team lead in assists (7). Brahic was named to the ASC All-Tournament team after helping the Eagles win the conference title. Smith, a 5-8, 165-pound native of Jackson, Mississippi, started in 17 matches this season and was named Defensive Player of the Week once during the year. Nyberg, a 6-4, 180-pound native of Georgetown, Texas, started in 19 matches this season and was also named Defensive Player of the Week once this season. With the squad receiving honors for seven different players, the Eagles tied for the most players receiving league honors. The Eagles finished their historic season with another banner offensive and defensive year, finishing second in the conference in shots (353) and assists (38) while ranking fifth in points (132) and in sixth in goals (47). Defensively, the Eagles ranked third in the conference in shutouts (8) and goals against average (1.23). The Eagles finished with a 13-8-1 record and are the only team in school history to play in the NCAA championship tournament. This season marked their fourth consecutive year in which they made the playoffs.