Riggs Named a Finalist for the Soccer News Net Player of the Year Award
Missouri State goalkeeper Alex Riggs was named one of 34 finalists for the Soccer News Net Player of the Year Award. Riggs, who recorded eight shutouts this season, has led the Bears to a 12-5-2 record, allowing just 16 goals this season.
Riggs was named MVC Defensive Player of the Year this season and received All-MVC first team accolades. Twice this season, Riggs was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 21 & Oct. 12). He was also named to the Soccer America team of the week on October 12.The editors of each of the six sites in the Soccer News Net network nominated up to six local players for the award, each of which will be eligible for the regional player of the year award. The nominations included athletes playing at colleges within each site's coverage area, as well as athletes from the area playing collegiately elsewhere in the country. A dozen additional at-large selections rounded out the nominations.
Fans from across the country will be able to vote for the top collegiate player. Voting began on Tuesday, November 17 and will continue until December 19, and will be conducted on Big Apple Soccer (www.bigapplesoccer.com), ChicagoLand Soccer News (www.chicagolandsoccernews.com ), LA Soccer News (www.lasoccernews.com), New England Soccer News www.newenglandsoccernews.com), Philly Soccer News (www.phillysoccernews.com) and Dallas Soccer News. (www.dallassoccernews.com)
Online fan voting will account for 40% of the total toward the award. The remaining 60% of the vote will be cast by the editorial staffs of the six web sites.