United Soccer Coaches Unveils NAIA All-America Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 5, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Tuesday the association’s 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s All-America Teams.

Among the 44 total players (22 men, 22 women) on this year’s All-America Teams are a trio of players selected to the NAIA Women’s All-America First Team for a third straight season: Spring Arbor University teammates Bethany Balcer (Hudsonville, Mich.) and Aubrey Schierbeek (Hudsonville, Mich.), along with Benedictine College senior midfielder Rosie McShane (Phoenix, Ariz.).

All players recognized by United Soccer Coaches as NAIA All-Americans will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.

In addition to today’s All-America Teams announcement, the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NAIA Men’s and Women’s All-Region Teams have been posted in the “Awards Central” section of UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.

2017 United Soccer Coaches NAIA Men's All-America Teams

 

First Team

Pos

Name

Yr.

School

Hometown

K

Dusan Djordjev

Jr.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Pancevo, Serbia

D

Alex Castillo

Jr.

Wayland Baptist University

Dallas, Texas

D

Nikola Fimic

So.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Novi Sad, Serbia

D

Uros Ilic

So.

Missouri Valley College

Nova Pazoca, Servbia

D

Matt Redgrave

Sr.

William Carey University

Colchester, England

M

Adrian Gutierrez

Jr.

Central Methodist University

Santa Cruz, Spain

M

Steeve Pouna*

Jr.

Baker University

Douala, Cameroon

M

Joaquin Ruiz Cabello

Jr.

William Carey University

Malaga, Spain

F

Tyler Collishaw

Jr.

Lindsey Wilson College

Hull, England

F

Alberto Picchi

So.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Sevilla, Spain

F

Daniel Whitehall*

Jr.

Hastings College

Warrington, England

Second Team

Pos

First

Yr.

School

Hometown

K

Joe White*

Sr.

Hastings College

London, England

D

Nathan Miramontes

Sr.

Vanguard Univesrsity

Fullerton, Calif.

D

Santiago Sierra

Jr.

Central Methodist University

Bogota, Colombia

D

Erik Tello

Jr.

Hastings College

Houston, Texas

M

Stefan Lukic

Fr.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia

M

James Mclaren

So.

Missouri Valley College

Luton, England

M

Eduardo Zurita

Jr.

University of Rio Grande

Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain

F

Adam James

Sr.

Benedictine College

Kearney, Mo.

F

Blake Levine

Sr.

Baker University

Overland Park, Kan.

F

Mutaya Mwape

So.

Lindsey Wilson College

Lusaka, Zambia

F

Aleksander Simovic

Sr.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Belgrade, Serbia


2017 United Soccer Coaches NAIA Women's All-America Teams

First Team

Pos

Name

Yr.

School

Hometown

K

Romane Salvador

Fr.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Lyon, France

D

Sarah Klunder

Sr.

Spring Arbor University

Grandville, Mich.

D

Caroline Ladaga

Sr

Martin Methodist College

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

D

Kate Agyemang

Fr.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Kumasi, Ghana

M

Bethany Balcer**

Jr.

Spring Arbor University

Hudsonville, Mich.

M

Rosie McShane**

Sr.

Benedictine College

Phoenix, Ariz.

M

Rikke Sevecke

Fr.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Nykobing, Denmark

F

Aubrey Schierbeek**

Sr.

Spring Arbor University

Hudsonville, Mich.

F

Evdokia Popadinova

So.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Hadzhidimovo, Bulgaria

F

Millene Cabral*

Jr.

Martin Methodist College

Porto Alegre, Brazil

F

Camilla Andersen*

Jr.

University of Northwestern Ohio

Horsens, Denmark

Second Team

Pos

First

Yr.

School

Hometown

K

Ashley Timmons

Sr.

Spring Arbor University

Toledo, Ohio

D

Naomi Guerra

So.

William Carey University

Malmo, Sweden

D

Konya Plummer

So.

Southeastern University

Epsom, St. Mary, Jamaica

D

Heidi Ruth

Sr.

Southeastern University

Punta Gorda, Fla.

D

Madison Sanders

Sr.

Benedictine College

Atchison, Kan.

M

Riko Sagara

So.

Martin Methodist College

Tokyo, Japan

M

Cayla Hebert

Sr.

University of Mobile

Lafayette, La.

M

Jackie Lopez

Sr.

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, Calif.

F

Uchenna Kanu

So.

Southeastern University

Abia, Nigeria

F

Silvia Leonessi

So.

William Carey University

Esbjerg, Denmark

F

Jasmine Parada

Jr.

The Master's University

Valencia, Calif.


* Asterisks indicate number of previous All-America selections