Nine Former WUSTL Men’s Soccer Players Named to All-UAA 25-Year Team
Rochester, N.Y., October 4, 2012 – Nine former Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer student-athletes were among the 47 players honored on the University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Association 25-Year Men’s Soccer Team, announced by the Association in honor of its silver anniversary.
The 25-Year Team consists of each student-athlete who was named Most Valuable Player of accumulated at least five points with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition and one point for second-team honors in his career.
Washington U.’s members of the All-Association 25-Year Men’s Soccer Team include: Harry Beddo (2007-10), Bryan Cronin (1996-99), Kyle Draeger (1990-93), Zack Edmonds (1984-87), Scott Jones (1990-93), Justin Reed (1993-96), Greg Rheinheimer (1995-97, 99), Matt Twardowski (2001-04), and Paul Wright (1987-90).
Among those honored are repeat Most Valuable Player honorees Nate Micklos of the University of Rochester (2004-05), Ricki Griffin of Carnegie Mellon University (2008-09), Vinny Bell of Case Western Reserve University (2010-11), and the only three-time MVP, Adam Hibshman of the Tartans (2000-02).
Nate Micklos of Rochester is the only student-athlete to receive first-team All-Association accolades four times, accomplishing the feat from 2002-2005.
In 25 years, eight teams from the UAA have reached the Elite Eight with three advancing to at least the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship Final Four. Washington University played in the national title match in 1987, while the University of Chicago (1996) and NYU (2006) have each made national semifinal appearances. Washington U. has reached the quarterfinals three other times (1992, 1995, and 2007). Emory (1988) and Rochester (2009) have also reached the national quarterfinals.