Three Morningside players were tabbed to the All-GPAC Men’s Soccer Second Team.

Sebastian Schoon

Joao Soares

Elias Thurigen

Sebastian Schoon, Joao Soares and Elias Thurigen were named to the 2017 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Soccer Second Team.

Schoon, a junior midfielder from Bielefeld, Germany, was the Mustangs’ fifth leading scorer this season with two goals and three assists for seven points. Schoon provided the game winning goal in the Mustangs’ 4-0 victory against the University of Jamestown.

Soares, a senior forward from Campinas, Brazil, led the Mustangs in scoring with nine goals and seven assists for 25 points. He scored the game winning goal in the Mustangs’ 3-2 triumph against Johnson & Wales University.

Soares finished his career as the fourth leading scorer in Morningside history with 81 career points. He is third in the Mustangs’ record book with 31 career goals, 19 career assists and eight career game winning goals.

Thurigen, a freshman defender from Potsdam, Germany, was a defensive standout for a Morningside team that limited its opposition to averages of 10.1 shots and 1.33 goals per game. He contributed five points to the Mustangs’ offensive attack with one goal and one assist for three points.

In addition to their three second-team selections, the Mustangs placed Julius Fassbinder, a freshman defender from Freiburg, Germany, and Joschua Schanda, a junior midfielder from Villingen, Germany, on the All-GPAC honorable mention list.

Schanda contributed seven points to the Mustangs’ offensive attack with three goals and one assist and was the Mustangs’ co-leader with two game winning goals.

Morningside posted a 9-6-3 record during the 2017 season, including a 5-4 mark in the GPAC for fifth place in the league standings.

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