Cemper Is Mustangs' 2008 Scoring Leader
Three Mustangs Receive Honorable Mention All-GPAC Recognition
Mayfield Named To Academic All-District Team
Maier Is GPAC Player Of The Week
Mustangs Picked Fourth In GPAC Pre-Season Poll
Three Morningside men's soccer players have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
The Mustangs' scholar-athletes are:
Tony Dang, a junior midfielder from Bellevue, Neb. Dang has a 3.54 cumulative GPA with majors in accounting and business administration with an emphasis in finance. Dang tallied one goal and two assists for four points this season.
Andrew Gross, a junior defender from Omaha, Neb. Gross has a cumulative 3.59 GPA with a major in biology. Gross had one assist this season.
Matt Witt, a junior defender from Hastings, Neb. Witt has a 3.63 cumulative GPA with major in American history and world history teaching. Witt scored two goals for four points this season.
Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
Click here for the complete list of 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Soccer Scholar-Athletes.
Hogan Cemper, a junior forward from Bellevue, Neb., was the leading scorer for the Morningside College men’s soccer team during the 2008 season.
Cemper tallied four goals and a team-high five assists to finish with 13 points to prevail in a tight race with teammates Ricky Azpeitia and Jud Conner for team scoring honors. Cemper climbed into eighth place on the Mustangs’ all-time career scoring list with 33 points. He ranks 10th in the Mustangs’ annals with 11 career goals and 11 career assists.
Azpeitia, a senior midfielder from Sioux City, finished second on the Mustangs’ scoring chart with four goals and four assists for 12 points, while Conner, a junior forward from North Platte, Neb., led the Mustangs with five goals to go along with one assist to rank third on the team with 11 points.
Quin Kilgore, a junior midfielder from Lincoln, Neb., dealt three assists during the season to raise his career total to 12 assists for the eighth highest total in the Morningside record book.
Matt Mayfield, a sophomore goal keeper from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, led the Mustangs with 72 saves and a goals against average of 1.96 goals per game.
Morningside posted a 6-12-1 record during the 2008 season and finished seventh in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) with a 5-6-1 league mark.
Quin Kilgore, Chase Maier, and Matt Mayfield were all been named to the honorable mention list of the 2008 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Soccer Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Kilgore, a junior midfielder from Lincoln, Neb., has scored two goals and three assists for seven points this season.
Kilgore also received honorable mention All-GPAC honors as a sophomore.
Maier, a sophomore defender from Deadwood, S.D., also made the All-GPAC honorable mention list for the second year in a row. Maier was the standout defender this year for a Morningside defense that has limited its opponents to averages of 15.5 shots and 2.10 goals per game. Maier has also contributed six points to the Mustangs’ offensive attack with two goals and two assists.
Mayfield, a sophomore goal keeper from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has a 4-5 record with 65 saves and a goals against average of 1.86 goals per game.
Mayfield ranks fifth in Morningside history with 77 career saves.
Click here for the complete All-GPAC Men's Soccer Team.
Matt Mayfield, a sophomore from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine College Division Men’s Soccer Academic All-District VII Second-Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Mayfield has a 3.81 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and is majoring in psychology counseling.
Mayfield has a 4-4 record with 53 saves and a goals against average of 1.86 goals per game this season.
Morningside, which has a 5-2-1 record over its last eight contests, will take a 6-10-1 record into its regular season finale against Hastings College this Saturday in Elwood Olsen Stadium.
Student-athletes must be of at least sophomore status and have a minimum GPA of 3.30 in order to be eligible for ESPN The Magazine academic honors.
Chase Maier, a sophomore midfielder from Deadwood, S.D., is this week’s Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
Maier scored two goals in the Mustangs’ 5-2 victory against Jamestown College last Sunday. His goals came back-to-back in the second half to break a 2-2 tie.
Earlier in the week he contributed an assist in the Mustangs’ 4-3 loss against William Penn University.
Morningside has been tabbed for a fourth place finish in the 2008 GPAC Men's Soccer Coaches' Pre-Season Poll.
The Mustangs posted a 10-7-3 record and finished second in the GPAC with a 7-4-1 mark last season.
Click here for the GPAC Men's Soccer Coaches' Pre-Season Poll.