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Record Seven Blue Jays Named First Team All-Conference

Record Seven Blue Jays Named First Team All-Conference

A total of seven players from Westminster College were named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team All-Conference, breaking the conference record for number of players from one school named to the First Team. The record number surpasses the previous mark of six teammates which occurred in 2004 (Fontbonne), 2012 (Webster), and 2014 (Westminster). The Blue Jays also took home Player of the Year (Tripp Sheehan), Defensive Player of the Year (Raul Belman), and Coach of the Year (Andrew Bordelon) honors.

Sheehan, a junior from Columbia, Mo., guided the high powered Blue Jay attack from his midfield position. With Sheehan running the offense the Blue Jays scored a league high 75 goals this season. Sheehan led the SLIAC in total points with 38, including 32 during conference play. He finished with 12 goals and 14 assists while adding two game-winning goals. Sheehan becomes the first Westminster player to be named SLIAC Player of the Year.

Belman, a junior from Celaya, Mexico, has become a fixture in net for the Blue Jays and one of the large reasons they led the league in fewest goals allowed with 10. Belman played in over 1230 minutes this season, finishing with a league best 0.66 goals-against average. He recorded 45 saves and six shutouts this year with an 83-percent save percentage.

Also taking home top conference honors was Jonny Madrid from Greenville College as the Newcomer of the Year. Madrid, a freshman from Grayslake, Ill., led the youth movement this year for Greenville, helping them reach the SLIAC Tournament. Madrid netted 13 goals while adding six assists and finished tied for second in the league with 32 total points. Madrid becomes just the third player from Greenville to be named Newcomer of the Year, joining Matt Reed in 2007 and David Dunlap in 2008.

Westminster's Andrew Bordelon takes home the 2015 SLIAC Coach of the Year award. Bordelon, in just his third year as the Blue Jays head coach, guided hist team to an undefeated conference record this year at 9-0 and a 15-2 overall mark. Bordelon has taken the program to two consecutive SLIAC Tournament titles and are the #1 seed in this year's tournament. He is the first Westminster coach to win SLIAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year since Martin Clayes in 2011.

Greenville College received the SLIAC Team Sportsmanship Award for the third time in program history. The Panthers also received the award in 2006 and 2011. The team Sportsmanship Award, created in 2005, is given to the team whose players, coaches and fans best exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship. The SLIAC also recognizes one individual from each team, selected by his coach and teammates, who throughout the season best displays the ideals of sportsmanship. The 2015 All-Sportsmanship Team includes Nate Kinnison (Blackburn), Tim Johnson (Eureka), Devin Arand (Fontbonne), Justin Mulholland (Greenville), Mitch Schneider (Iowa Wesleyan), Miles Money (MacMurray), David McLeod-Warrick (Principia), Aaron Seneker (Spalding), Frank Verdu (Webster), and David Immanuel (Westminster).

First Team                
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
Abdullahi Abdullahi
  F   Spalding   Jr   Louisville, Ky./Trinity
Drew Cook
  F   Westminster   Jr   St. Louis, Mo./Oakville
Jonny Madrid
  F   Greenville   Fr   Grayslake, Ill./Grayslake
Edgar Bueno
  MF   Greenville   Fr   Bellflower, Calif./Bellflower
Tripp Sheehan
  MF   Westminster   Jr   Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
Eli Sherman
  MF   Westminster   Jr   Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
Tanner Touslee
  MF   Westminster   So   Olathe, Kan./Olathe South
Daryl Doran
  D   Westminster   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./CBC
Richie Hershkowitz
  D   Greenville   Sr   Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg
Kevin Knobbe
  D   Westminster   Sr
  St. Louis, Mo./Duchesne
Raul Belman Romero
  GK   Westminster   Jr   Celaya, Mexico/ENMS de la UG
                 
Second Team                
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
Jacob McMurray
  F   Spalding   So   Buckner, Ky./Oldham County
Peter Plakorus
  F   Westminster   Fr   Columbia, Mo./Hickman
Drew Quisenberry
  F   Webster   Fr   Morton, Ill./Morton
Julio DeLeon
  MF   Spalding   Sr   Louisville, Ky./Atherton
Filip Delija
  MF   Webster   Fr   Chicago, Ill./Stevenson
Zach Gyuricza
  MF   Webster   Fr
  Chicago, Ill./St. Viator
Briggs Hurley
  MF   Principia
  So   Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra
Blake Hausman
  D   Westminster   So   Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge
Corey Redington
  D   Webster   Fr   Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Ft. Zumwalt West
Elliot Thompson
  D   Greenville   Sr   Springfield, Ill./Glenwood
Ian Hodge
  GK
  Greenville   Fr   Pleasant Hill, Mo./Pleasant Hill
                 
Third Mention                
Name   Pos   School   Yr   Hometown/High School
James Bowen
  F   Eureka   Fr   Home Glen, Ill./Seneca
Kyle Collins
  F   Westminster   Sr   St. Louis, Mo./Priory
Brady Thomas
  F   Eureka   So   Mt. Pulaski, Ill./Mt. Pulaski
Zach Fonda
  MF   Spalding
  Fr   Louisville, Ky./Central Hardin
Chad Juneau
  MF   Greenville   Fr   Granite City, Ill./Granite City
Caleb Mulholland
  MF   Greenville   Sr   Davison, Mich./Davison
Kevin Silcox
  MF   Principia   Sr   San Antonio, Texas/Winston Churchill
Cheikh Gueye
  D   Spalding   Fr   Louisville, Ky./Seneca
Steven Njuba
  D   Blackburn   Sr   Kampala, Uganda
Christian Thomas
  D   Principia   Sr   Chesterfield, Mo./Principia
Daniel Johnson
  GK   Eureka   So   Eureka, Ill./Eureka
Logan Spencer   GK   Spalding   Sr   Henderson, Ky./Henderson County

 

All-Sportsmanship Team

Name   School
Nate Kinnison
  Blackburn
Tim Johnson
  Eureka
Devin Arand
  Fontbonne
Justin Mulholland
  Greenville
Mitch Schneider
  Iowa Wesleyan
Miles Money
  MacMurray
David McLeod-Warrick
  Principia
Aaron Seneker
  Spalding
Frank Verdu
  Webster
David Immanuel
  Westminster
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