Among four Tabor College men?s soccer players honored by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Liam Mclean stands out. Regarded by the coaches as one of the best midfielders in the conference, Mclean was named first team all-conference for the second time in two seasons with the Bluejays.
?Liam has been at the heart of our success over the last two seasons,? coach Grant Brubacher said. ?His impact on the team goes well beyond what shows on a box score. His ability to help us defensively, offensively, and in the possession game makes him a great player. Liam is very deserving of this great recognition.?
Also honored were all-KCAC second-teamer Andy Adrian (eight goals) and honorable mentions Robert Masson and Josh Reiswig. Coming off an all-KCAC honorable mention in his junior season Adrian recorded 21 points on the season, seventh most in the conference.
?Andy has been our most consistent goal-scorer over the last two seasons,? Brubacher said. ?He was also able to significantly increase his assists from a year ago. His play in attack has been vital to our success, especially during conference play. Our conference has many excellent forwards and recognition on the second team is a great accomplishment.?
Masson tallied nine goals along with two assists despite playing injured from the outset.
?Had he been healthy, I believe Robby could have pushed for first or second team recognition,? Brubacher said.
Reiswig, a three year starter for the Bluejays, provided leadership and experience to the Bluejays defense. His only goal of the season lifted the Bluejays to a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Central Christian.
Tabor finished fifth in the KCAC standings and was bounced out of the conference tournament Friday night at Friends. The Falcons beat the Bluejays 5-0 in the round of quarterfinal, scoring four goals in 15 minutes in the first half.
?I was proud of the effort we made in the second half to try and get back in the match,? Brubacher said. ?We obviously were not ready to play at the start and could not recover quickly enough.?
The Bluejays finished 8-10-1.