MVC Recognizes Four Men's Soccer Players on Academic All-Conference Teams



Nov. 25, 2013

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Academic All-MVC selections

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Four Missouri State men’s soccer players received Academic All-MVC honors, the conference announced Monday (Nov. 25). Senior Cole Alexander and juniors James Fawke and Ryan Navarre were selected to the first team, and junior Parker Maher was named as an honorable mention selection.

Alexander makes his third appearance on the conference’s annual scholar-athlete list. Alexander was named to the first team last season, and was an honorable mention as a sophomore in 2011. At the conference championship game in Peoria, Ill., Alexander received the Elite 18 award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the site of the tournament finals. Alexander played in all 18 games for the Bears, and recorded the game-winning assist against Nebraska-Omaha (Sept. 1).

Fawke, the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, was named to his second Academic All-MVC team. Last season Fawke was named to the honorable mention team. The first-team All-MVC and Academic All-MVC selection is one of four members of both first teams, along with John Berner (SIUE), Nick Marshall (Drake), and Wojciech Wojcik (Bradley). Fawke led Missouri State in minutes played this season and started every game for the Bears.

Navarre receives his first Academic All-MVC recognition from the conference. The junior played a key role as a reserve in the midfield for the regular season champions, coming in as a timely substitution. Navarre played in all 18 of the Bears’ matches, and joined the starting lineup against Oral Roberts (Oct. 15).

Maher was named to his first Academic All-MVC team. A 2011 All-Freshman team member, Maher started each of the 18 games for the Bears and was a key component to the conference’s top defense. The junior ranked third on the team in minutes played.

Under head coach Jon Leamy, 67 Missouri State student-athletes have been named to MVC scholar athlete teams. This is only the third time since 1992 that three Bears have been named to the first team.




First Team

Cole Alexander, Missouri State

Alon Badat, Bradley

John Berner, SIUE

James Fawke, Missouri State

Jaden Hoth, Central Arkansas

Nick Marshall, Drake

Ryan Navarre, Missouri State

Kevin Schafer, Evansville

Thomas Schermoly, Drake

Dylan Terry, Evansville

Jacob Wieser, SIUE

Wojciech Wojcik, Bradley


Honorable Mention

Jason Coon, Bradley

Scott Davis, Bradley

Daniel Hare, Loyola

Parker Maher, Missouri State

Matt Polster, SIUE





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