Kaleb Keller and Justin Schmidt repeat as the top individual award winners in the conference while Juan Jose Herranz and Mike Siener add to their trophy cases as well and highlight the list of award winners for the 2018 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer All-Conference teams.
Kaleb Keller becomes just the fourth player in conference history to take home the top individual award multiple times in their career. Keller, a sophomore from St. Louis, Mo., led the league in scoring for the second straight year; totaling 18 goals with 6 assists for 42 points. Keller also led all conference players with three game-winning goals and was a perfect 4-for-4 on penalty kicks this year. He scored a goal in eight of nine conference games and ended the season with a seven game goal scoring streak; amassing seven goals in his team's final two games. He notched two hat-tricks this season and had eight multi-goal games.
Taking home his second straight SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year award is Justin Schmidt, a defender for Webster University. Schmidt, a junior from St. Louis, Mo., was the key of a Gorlok defense that recorded six shutouts in conference play, the second most in the league. The Gorloks tallied 14 total shutouts this season, opening the year with seven straight. Schmidt added one assist this season while manning the backline on a defense that allowed just eight goals.
The 2018 SLIAC Newcomer of the Year is from Greenville University, Juan Jose Herranz. Herranz, a forward from Madrid, Spain, tallied two goals and four assists for eight points during conference play. He ranked third among conference players in assists. With Herranz in the lineup the Panthers increased the season scoring output from last year by nearly 20 goals. He is first Panther to take home the award since 2015.
Mike Siener nabs his 2nd SLIAC Coach of the Year honor after leading the Gorloks to a 14-4-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 record in the SLIAC, earning the second seed in the tournament. Siener and the Gorloks opened the season with seven straight wins, extending the program record non-losing streak to 18 games.
The 2018 SLIAC Team Sportsmanship Award goes to Blackburn College for the first time in program history. This is award is given to the team whose players, coaches, and fans best exhibit the principles of good sportsmanship.
Full list of 2018 SLIAC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams and award winners below:
|Kornell Hilliard||F||Spalding||Jr||Louisville, Ky./Fern Creek|
|Kaleb Keller||F||Principia||So||St. Louis, Mo./Principia Upper|
|Jared McPeek||F||Greenville||Fr||Mansfield, Ohio/Mansfield Christian|
|Edgar Bueno||MF||Greenville||Sr||Bellflower, Calif./Bellflower|
|Juan Jose Herranz||MF||Greenville||Fr||Madrid, Spain/Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas|
|Tenko Kono||MF||Spalding||Sr||Lexington, Ky./Lafayette|
|Isaac Pearson||MF||Webster||Fr||St. Louis, Mo./Maplewood-Richmond Heights|
|Faysal Jilani||D||Spalding||So||Nairobi, Kenya/Fairdale|
|Cameron Killian||D||Webster||So||St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh|
|Justin Schmidt||D||Webster||Jr||St. Louis, Mo./Metro|
|Matt Amick||GK||Webster||So||St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh|
|Fabian Arvizu||F||Iowa Wesleyan||So||Mexico|
|Aamahn Murvin||F||Webster||Fr||Sahuarita, Ariz./Walden Grove|
|Nick Wolf||F||Fontbonne||Sr||St. Louis, Mo./Lindbergh|
|Juan Garcia||MF||Webster||Jr||St. Charles, Mo./Duchesne|
|Jack Rogers||MF||Principia||So||St. Louis, Mo.|
|Blake Smugala||MF||Fontbonne||Sr||St. Louis, Mo./Vianney|
|Abnel St. Fleur||MF||Spalding||Fr||Louisville, Ky./Southern|
|Kaden Keller||D||Principia||Jr||St. Louis, Mo./Principia Upper|
|Max Kirkpatrick||D||Fontbonne||Sr||O'Fallon, Mo./Francis Howell Central|
|Ruben Martinez||D||Greenville||Fr||Mexico City, Mexico/Cumbres|
|Nick Holland||GK||Greenville||Jr||Ajax, Ontario/Ajax|
|James Bowen||F||Eureka||Sr||Homer Glen, Ill./Seneca|
|Adam Jones||F||Greenville||So||St. Louis, Mo./CBC|
|Mirza Ugarak||F||Spalding||So||Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate|
|Asher Benge||MF||Spalding||Fr||Cleveland, Ohio/Christian Academy|
|Hugo Bonilla||MF||Iowa Wesleyan||Fr||Guayaquil, Ecuador|
|Andres Castro||MF||Fontbonne||Jr||Farmington, Mo./Farmington|
|Cristian Garcia||MF||Iowa Wesleyan||So||Guimar, Spain|
|Marc Roellig||MF||Fontbonne||Sr||O'Fallon, Mo./Timberland|
|Charles Dalton||D||Greenville||Sr||Josephville, Mo./St. Dominic|
|Brendan Kopff||D||Fontbonne||Sr||St. Louis, Mo./St. Mary's|
|Joshua Udinyiwe||D||Westminster||So||Ayr, Scotland/Kyle Academy|
|Trevor Massa||GK||Spalding||Fr||Paducah, Ky./McCracken County|
|Trevor Haasis||Iowa Wesleyan|