WINONA LAKE – To cap off yet another trip to NCCAA Nationals, the Grace College men’s soccer team was honored with two All-American awards.
Cody Boerema was named NCCAA 2nd Team All-American after his freshman season, and Jon Sands was an NCCAA 3rd Team All-American.
Boerema earned the honor as the catalyst for Grace’s offense for much of the season. He tallied 10 goals to tie for third-most in the Crossroads League.
Sands, who was also named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team, was one of three players to start all 22 matches. The senior helped secure a formidable defensive line for the Lancers, yielding just 24 goals in all competitions.
Boerema, Sands, Jon Christensen and Damon Binkley were all named to the NCCAA All-Region Team, and Matt Hotchkin was elected the region’s Coach of the Year.
In the classroom, Grace picked up two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes: Christensen and Robbie Barnhill. To become a Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must maintain a GPA of 3.5 and achieve upperclassman status.
The Lancers reached the NCCAA National Championship for the fourth time in six years under Hotchkin’s guidance.