The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference had five representatives named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-Central Region team. Earning honors this year are Greg Ferry, Kornell Hilliard, Kaleb Keller, Corey Schmidt, and Justin Schmidt.
Keller, a freshman forward, burst onto the scene in his first year with Principia College to earn Second Team All-Region honors. He finished with 18 goals and 2 assists for 38 total points; leading the conference in both goals and total points. He also netted three game-winning goals and had three multi-goal games including two four-goal games while setting a new school record for goals in a season. Keller also took home 2017 SLIAC Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Year honors.
Justin Schmidt picked up Second Team honors for Webster University. Schmidt, a sophomore defender, finished the season with 1 goal and 1 assist while being part of the Gorlok defense which recorded eight shutouts including a conference-best five shutouts in conference play. Schmidt was also named the 2017 SLIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
Ferry and Corey Schmidt, both senior defenders at Fontbonne University, were each named to the Third Team by the organization. Ferry totaled 7 goals and 1 assist this season, leading the conference with three game-winning goals from his backline position. In addition, Ferry was named the 2017 SLIAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Schmidt tallied 3 goals and 9 assists, leading the conference in helpers. The defensive pairing helped the Griffins defense record eight shutouts this year and helped Fontbonne win the regular season conference title.
Hilliard, a sophomore forward, picked up Third Team honors while leading the Spalding University attack. Hilliard finished with 15 goals and 7 assists for 37 total points this season. He netted 10 goals during conference play and had four multi-goal games during the fall.
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