Clarksville, Ark.--Seven University of the Ozarks men's soccer players were recognized by the American Southwest Conference with the announcement of the All-Conference teams selected by the 14 conference head coaches on Thursday.
Senior goalkeeper Chris Schultz and senior midfielder Will Brahic were named to the All-ASC First Team. Junior forward Ron Hogsett and junior defender Lars Nyberg earned spots on the All-ASC Second Team and sophomore forward Jared Gordon and junior defender C.J. Smith were named to the All-ASC Third Team. Senior midfielder Justin Goodman was named All-ASC honorable mention. "I’m very happy that our players were recognized by the other coaches in the conference," said head coach Dave De Hart. "While we didn’t reach our team goal this season, we are excited for their individual recognition. Those accomplishments bring honor to them, our school and the team." Schultz, a 5-10, 150-pound native of Coppell, Texas, ends his career as a four-time All-Conference performer. This season, he finished fifth in the conference in goals against average (1.28). He recorded three shutouts while collecting 69 saves this year. Schultz owns career records at Ozarks including goals against average (1.17), minutes played (6619), saves (349) and shutouts (28). He earned ASC All-East Division status his sophomore and junior year and was the ASC East Division Freshman of the Year in 2001. Brahic, a 5-8, 175-pound native of Modesto, California, finished fourth on the team in points (18), third in goals (6) and fourth in assists (6). He was named to the ASC All-East Division Second Team last year. Hogsett, a 5-8, 155-pound native of McKinney, Texas, finished second in the league in points (32). He ranked seventh in the ASC in goals (11), second in assists (10) and fourth in shots (61). A three-time All-Conference performer, Hogsett was the team-leader in points, shots, assists and shots on goal (40). He was the East Division Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2002. Nyberg, a 6-4, 185-pound native of Georgetown, Texas, started in 17 matches this season and scored three goals, including the game-winning overtime goal against LeTourneau. Nyberg earned ASC All-East Division Second Team status last season. Gordon, a 6-0, 170-pound native of Plano, Texas, finished tenth in the league in goals (10) and points (24) and seventh in shots (55). Gordon ranked second on the team in goals, points and shots. He recorded four assists in 20 games this season. Smith, a 5-8, 170-pound native of Jackson, Mississippi, was the only player on the team to start in all 20 matches this season. He was an ASC All-East Division Second Team performer last season. Goodman, a 6-0, 175-pound native of Russellville, recorded five goals and six assists, placing him fifth on the team in points (16). Goodman was named All-ASC, ASC All-East Division First Team and Most Valuable Player at the ASC tournament last season. The Eagles, who made the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year, finished second in the conference in shots (380), fifth in points (149) and goals (52) and second in assists (45). Defensively, the Eagles ranked second in the conference in goals against average (1.12) and third in shutouts (7).