ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BRETT THIESSEN
As the Tabor men’s soccer team prepares for post-season, several members were recognized by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference for their accomplishments.
Coach Nathan Wilkey was selected as “Coach of the Year” for leading the Bluejays to a perfect 8-0 conference record.
Joe Stutzman was selected as the first-team goalkeeper while four other Bluejays made the first team: forward Neil Rabi, the conference leader in goals scored, midfielder Scott Friesen, and defenders Mike Zollinger and Damon Turkle.
Making the second team was forward Grant Brubacher.
Tabor’s six overall selections and five first-team selections led the conference.
Midland Lutheran-Tabor finished the regular season Oct. 29 with a 4-0 victory over Midland Lutheran in Hillsboro.
With the win, Tabor finishes with an overall mark of 11-6.
Coming-Tabor was scheduled to host Bethel College yesterday. With a win, the Bluejays will host the tournament championship game at 2 p.m. Friday. They would play the winner of the match between Bethany and Saint Mary. A trip to the NAIA Region IV championship would be at stake.
by Brett Thiessen
Finishing conference play with a 16-match win streak, six members of the Tabor women’s soccer team and their coach were recognized with post-season honors.
Senior Chrissy Previtera and coach Dylan Pohlman headed the list. Previtera was named the KCAC’s “Offensive Player-of-the-Year” as well as first-team forward. First-year coach Dylan Pohlman was named KCAC “Coach-of-the-Year.”
Also receiving first-team recognition for Bluejays was midfielder Becca Toews and defender Michelle Rink.
Kari Shorb was picked as the second-team goalkeeper while midfielder Kathleen Stagg and defender Stephanie Stuber also made second team at their respective positions.
After going undefeated in regular-season play, Tabor received the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the KCAC post season tournament.
Midland Lutheran-Tabor finished the regular season with their third non-conference win, a 2-1 victory over Midland Lutheran Oct. 29 at Wiebe Field.
The win puts Tabor’s overall record at 11-7 entering post-season play.
Coming-Yesterday, the Bluejays were scheduled to take on the Swedes of Bethany College in the semifinals of the KCAC tournament.
With a win, Tabor would advance to host the winner of an Ottawa and Friends match-up for the conference championship. That match would take place at Wiebe Field, Saturday, Nov. 9.
The KCAC title would put Tabor in the NAIA Region IV tournament for a third consecutive year.